For men and women who experience loose or sagging skin on the neck and do not need a full facelift, W-plasty/neck lift surgery may be the solution. At Thomas Funcik, MD, our neck lift procedures create stronger, defined contours and facial balance.
Thomas Funcik, MD is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and serves the Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Columbia, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head areas with comprehensive surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Funcik.
What is a W-Plasty/Neck Lift?
One of the most obvious signs of aging is the loss of skin tightness and volume in the neck. Once skin loses its structure and natural shape, a cosmetically unappealing “turkey wattle” can form.
Doctor Funcik is experienced in multiple neck lift techniques, including a traditional neck lift and a W-plasty:
- A traditional neck lift treats excess skin on the neck by separating the skin from underlying tissues and creating tighter, more youthful contours by carefully lifting and draping the skin. There are several variations of this procedure depending on individual needs.
- The W-plasty technique is most commonly performed on men but is also available to women. The W-Plasty directly removes skin, fat and muscles from the neck area, and the incision is closed into either a “W” shape.
Which Technique is Right for Me?
During your consultation with Dr. Funcik, factors such as your health, medical history, facial profile, and neck will be evaluated, and Dr. Funcik will help you determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure and which technique is right for you.
While these procedures mainly treat loose skin on the neck, patients who are experiencing heavy sun damage in this area may also qualify, as well as those who are not good candidates for a full facelift.
While neck lift procedures are typically outpatient with either local or sedation anesthesia, recovery depends on the extent of surgery. At least a few weeks may be necessary for all bruising and swelling to subside, and Dr. Funcik will monitor your progress and determine when it is best for you to return to work and normal activities.
While W-plasty/neck lift surgery can restore youth and natural shape to your face, your results may still be affected by significant weight fluctuations, aging, and gravity. Dr. Funcik will advise you on how to maintain your results after healing is complete.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Funcik and find out if you are a candidate for W-plasty/neck lift surgery.