How to Fix a Turkey Neck, Jowls, or Sagging Face with No General Anesthesia

While aging brings us wisdom and experience, some of the changes it involves are less desirable. Over the years, gradual collagen loss makes the skin thinner and less elastic, which can lead to significant laxity. In addition, the facial fat pads that are a characteristic of youth shift downward, causing volume loss and sagging. As a result, you may be self-conscious about issues such as the appearance of jowls, unwanted fat, and a lack of definition between your jawline and neck. 

Fortunately, Dr. Stephanie Teotia, a leading Dallas plastic surgeon, has pioneered a comfortable, in-office neck lift technique. This approach has several notable benefits, as we’ll explain below.

1. Simultaneously Resolves Multiple Cosmetic Issues

Besides removing loose, sagging skin along the jawline and neck and tightening the underlying muscles, Dr. Teotia can also address other cosmetic concerns you may be experiencing, including:

  • Excess neck fat
  • Jowls
  • Neck wrinkles
  • Muscle banding
  • Marionette lines
  • A turkey neck
  • A double chin

Neck lift surgery also pairs beautifully with other in-office anti-aging procedures, such as an eyelid lift and a facelift.

2. More Affordable

By performing your neck lift procedure in the comfort of her well-appointed office, Dr. Teotia can eliminate some of the fees associated with having your surgery in a hospital. Using a combination of local anesthesia and sedation with Pro-Nox – a blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide – is also more budget-friendly.

3. A Shorter Recovery Period

As a mother and owner of a thriving medical practice, Dr. Teotia understands that you might not want to take time away from your personal and professional responsibilities while you heal from a plastic surgery procedure. That is why she has gone the extra mile to perfect a neck lift technique that only requires a week of downtime. Thanks to Dr. Teotia’s skill and precision, you can still enjoy excellent, long-lasting results.

4. Less Risk of Complications

Local anesthesia is typically safer than general anesthesia because it allows you to remain conscious during your procedure. The addition of sedation allows Dr. Teotia to complete your neck lift surgery without causing you any pain, anxiety, or distress.

Are You a Good Candidate for an In-Office Neck Lift?

Some characteristics that may make you well-qualified for a neck lift in include:

  • Being a non-smoker in good overall health
  • Having realistic expectations for your surgical outcomes
  • Willingness to follow all the provided post-surgery instructions
  • Having someone to help you around the house while you recover
  • Struggling with issues like jowls, a turkey neck, sagging skin, or a double chin

Your Dallas Neck Lift Consultation Awaits

The decision to get plastic surgery is intensely personal and may come with some nervousness. Dr. Teotia believes in forming a genuine partnership with each patient and taking a personalized approach that prioritizes your best interests. During your consultation, she will walk you through everything you need to know about an in-office neck lift procedure and establish an essential foundation of trust and communication. Reach out to us today to connect with our friendly team to learn more about what we can do for you.