One of the results of aging is loose skin around the neck as the muscles and skin begin to sag and lose definition.  Neck lifts by Darrell L. Henderson, MD are performed to sculpt and reveal a thinner, more youthful appearance.

When your appearance doesn’t reflect your true beauty, it can dampen your self-confidence and even influence the way others relate to you. One of the most common signs of aging is a sagging neck, and if you are self-conscious about excess skin and tissue you may be a candidate for neck lift surgery.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that restores a youthful contour by tightening lax neck muscles and removing excess skin.

Neck Lift Benefits

  • Slimmer, more attractive neck
  • Tighter, more youthful looking skin
  • Improve appearance of double chin and jowls
  • A boost in self-esteem

Neck Lift Procedure

The neck lift procedure involves a small, inconspicuous incision directly below the chin, and in some cases behind the crease of the ears as well.  Once the incisions have been made, the surgeon will gently separate your skin from the underlying fat and tissue so that the excess can be removed or tightened to improve contour.

It is common to combine a necklift procedure with other cosmetic surgery such as a facelift, chin lift or any procedure that improves the jawline, jowls and cheek area, which might involve liposuction.

The entire neck lift procedure takes two to three hours and may be performed under general or local anesthesia, on an outpatient basis.

Preparing for a Neck Lift

You should expect mild to moderate discomfort immediately following the procedure. Numbness, pain, and tingling may occur around the incision site, all of which are normal. Bruising and swelling are also common but will subside.

Neck Lift Recovery

After neck lift surgery, you may feel sore and swollen. It is important that patients keep their head and neck still after surgery, and sleep with their head elevated for the first few weeks. Patients should be fully recovered three to four weeks after the procedure.*

*Take note individual results may vary

What Does a Neck Lift Cost?

We accept most insurance plans and we offer financing options through CareCredit®. The total cost depends on the procedure. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs.  To learn more, call our office today.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Darrell L. Henderson, MD offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.


Darrell Henderson, MD
401 North College Road, Suite 3
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone: 337-385-5836
Fax: 337-233-5054

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