Many of my Houston facelift surgery patients want their neck addressed with their surgery in addition to their jawline and mid face. Submental fullness or a double chin can be addressed with liposuction of the neck or direct lipectomy of the neck. Sometimes, a simple mini facelift will tighten the neck as we suspend the SMAS which will tighten the platysma. It’s important to know what the cause of the submental fullness is such as fat, hypertrophic muscle, or muscle laxity. A neck lift can also tighten the neck but usually requires fat resection or liposuction.
Dr. Funk is a facelift surgeon in Houston, TX.