Neck Lift

One of the most youthful features a person can have is a sculpted, toned neck and jawline area. In contrast, a sagging jaw or double chin can often make a person look much older than they are. Whether due to normal aging, genetics, or other factors, a number of problems can affect the neck, chin, and jawline, negatively impacting your look. If you have a “turkey waddle” of sagging skin, visible muscle bands on your neck, a double chin from drooping fat and skin on the jawline, or jowls- neck surgery could be an excellent option for you. As a seasoned, skilled neck lift surgeon in Houston, Dr. Michel Siegel has developed a reputation for beautiful, natural-looking results. If you’re interested in smoothing and tightening your neck and jaw area for a rejuvenated look, look no further.


One week after my rhinoplasty I walked into Dr. Siegel’s office to finally see the results. I’d waited for this moment for more than ten years- and I was nervous. I’d compulsively found every list online of botched nose jobs. I researched all the worst possible outcomes of recovery, but there I was just one week later; I wasn’t stuffed with gauze, there was no heavy bruising, and it certainly didn’t hurt. Just a simple splint and what felt like the longest week of my life waiting for that appointment.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

Dr. Siegel removed the splint easily and painlessly with a liquid solution and asked if I was ready to see my new nose. Seeing myself in the mirror for the first time after my surgery was unreal- it was a subtle, natural looking change, my nose finally fit my face. After waiting for nearly a decade, I finally felt like I had the nose that I should have been born with.

- Jane D, Septoplasty

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The Neck Lift Process


To begin your journey to neck plastic surgery, you’ll meet with Dr. Siegel for a consult. During this appointment, he will discuss your cosmetic concerns with you, go over your medical information, and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. Once Dr. Siegel understands what you want, he will perform a detailed evaluation of your facial anatomy to asses which particular structures need to be addressed. The aging process affects each person differently, so understanding which specific parts of the facial anatomy need the most attention is vital in deciding which method will allow Dr. Siegel to give you the best results. He will design a customized surgical plan, that is suited for your individual neck tightening surgery. He will then use this to create a three-dimensional neck lift “before and after” model, to show you his vision for your surgery. Then, Dr. Siegel will further adjust and refine his plans with your feedback. There is no maximum amount of time for this appointment – Dr. Siegel will meet with you for as long as it takes so that you can leave feeling comfortable, confident, and ready for the next step in your neck lift process.


Since each Houston neck lift procedure is entirely personalized to your particular needs and preferences, your pre- and post-operative instructions will also be unique to your exact situation. Of course, some precautions will likely remain the same for most patients. For example it’s important that you stay as hydrated as possible and avoid medications that could interact with your anesthesia. Prior to your cosmetic neck surgery, Dr. Siegel and his team will give you a list of detailed instructions for you to follow. These will cover everything you need to do from a week before your procedure all the way through to the end of your recovery. Following these guidelines will help you remain healthy and achieve optimal results from your neck lift.


On the day of your neck lift surgery, you’ll come to our Houston cosmetic surgery office. Focusing his expertise in Facial Plastic surgery, Dr. Siegel has become well-versed in the most advanced neck lift methods. By employing techniques that will best suit your individual neck structure, your procedure will result in a refreshed and natural appearance. This experience able means you avoid any of the typical evidence associated with traditional neck lift surgeries that look unnatural such as: visible scars, distortion of the tragus (the cartilage in front of the ear), and/or shortening or elevating of the sideburns. Most patients will undergo twilight sedation for their neck lift procedure, which is a light sedation technique that allows for a more comfortable recovery without the side effects of general anesthesia. Depending on each case, Dr. Siegel may subtly modify your neck muscles, underlying tissues, and skin to effectively create a smooth, refreshed look. He will also typically remove excess skin as needed. Dr. Siegel may combine this procedure with neck liposuction or a face lift for even better results.


Most of our patients find that healing from a neck lift is much easier and faster than they had expected, or as compared to more traditional and invasive procedures. Since Dr. Siegel focuses exclusively in the area of facial plastic surgery, he has a greater depth of experience and expertise for these procedures. This allows him to contour your neck with minimal inflammation and bruising, resulting in a shorter recovery time. Most patients can return to work five to seven days after a neck lift procedure with little to no sign of surgery.

Why Dr. Siegel

When it comes to your facial appearance, preserving natural contours, knowing which features to enhance and which ones not to, will make the difference between enhancing your self or appearing unnatural.

Dr. Siegel is sought out by highly sophisticated, discerning patients because of his innovative, yet conservative approach to Facial procedures- achieving natural, rested, and proportionate outcomes that exceed patients’ expectations.