Neck Lift

No More Turtlenecks

Wrinkled necks are one of the most obvious outward signs of the aging process. The neck tissue is generally one of the more elastic to begin with, but as we grow older that elasticity wears out, leaving us with loose, drooping skin and more wrinkles than we can count. This can even, sometimes, make your face look much older than you feel. With a neck lift, you can remove excess fat and skin, as well as tighten the entire area for a more youthful look, making you look more youthful and radiant overall. Dr. Polsen is a Houston Clear Lake Area plastic surgeon who understands the importance of your neck lift surgery and would like to confidentially meet with you if this is a path you’re considering.

You can contact us online, or call our Clear Lake area office at (281) 538-6600 to schedule an appointment.


  • Eliminates excess skin and fat around the neck
  • Tightens the overall appearance of the neck
  • Recovery: 1-2 weeks

Who is a Good Candidate?

You must be in good health in order to undergo a neck lift procedure. Dr. Polsen will meet with you to see if you experience these 3 most common concerns addressed during a neck lift:

  • Excess fat around the neck
  • Too much skin around the neck, “Turkey Neck”
  • “Turkey wattle” or jowls in the neck area

The Procedure

Neck lifts give you a more youthful appearance by reducing the signs of aging–primarily sagging and wrinkling skin. Working with you to achieve your desired results, Dr. Polsen will target the most problematic areas of your neck. Dr. Polsen will trim parts of your neck tissue and then carefully lift it into place, securing it with tissue glue or stitches. The operation is performed in the Houston Area and generally takes 2-4 hours, depending on the complexity of your particular procedure. Neck lifts are usually performed under general anesthesia, but localized is sometimes used in more minor situations.

Dr. Polsen may also suggest liposuction for the area in order to give it the tightest look achievable. Some patients also elect to undergo a facelift concurrent with their neck lift, in order to achieve an overall more youthful look.


A neck lift can take anywhere from one to two weeks for most people to recover from. Scars typically fade and are not noticeable after enough time passes. Dr. Polsen works hard to ensure that your scars are disguised by your natural skin creases or by your hair. Relaxation of the tissues may occur within the first few weeks of recovery. Dr. Polsen will provide you with recovery instructions personalized to your procedure, and minding Dr. Polsen’s detailed recovery instructions will help you have a successful neck lift experience.