A neck lift for men corrects sagging and folding of the skin on the upper half of the neck. Drooping skin and crease lines affect the appearance of a man’s neck skin as he ages. A turkey wattle often appears, the result of excess skin and fat deposits. Horizontal crease lines become much more visible. Although BOTOX® can reduce the appearance of some of these dynamic wrinkles, the set wrinkles and excess skin folds can only be corrected through surgery.
A neck lift isn’t a complicated procedure, but it does involve local or sedation anesthesia. The patient will also need a recovery time. We offer complete consultation services for males who are concerned about their neck skin and are wondering what the proper solution is. A neck lift for men can greatly enhance your appearance and make you look years younger.
Problems with Neck Skin
The most common visual sign of aging is skin folding and wrinkling. On the neck, this usually appears as a series of sags or droops. A turkey wattle is a severe sag that is caused by fat being stored beneath the skin. Horizontal fold lines are caused by gravity pulling down on skin that is no longer being properly supported. A decrease in collagen production, common in mature adult men and women, means that the skin is less elastic and supple.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the skin away from the support tissue. The excess skin is removed and the underlying tissues are tightened. In some cases, liposuction is also performed to remove excess fat. The details of the procedure will vary from patient to patient.
During the Consultation
We ask the client to make several facial expressions and head movements. This allows us to see where dynamic wrinkles appear. It also lets us know how supple the skin is and how the muscles underneath the skin are pulling the surface in one direction or another. We then design a neck lift procedure that will correct most, if not all, of the sagging problems.
About the Procedure
If folding and creasing is the only problem, our talented surgeon can perform a lift procedure that smooths the skin on the upper half of the neck. The skin can be pulled upward with the excess removed. This procedure is also performed when the excess skin is located below the jawline and is causing overly large jowls.
If a turkey wattle needs to be addressed, the excess fat deposits can be removed. In some cases, some muscle tissue is worked on, either to remove it or to reposition it. Our surgeon often uses the W-plasty technique for men, where extra fat, skin and muscles are removed and the incision is closed to form a “W”.
After the Surgery
The patient will need someone else to drive them home after the surgery. Recovery usually takes at least a few weeks. In most cases, we schedule a follow-up visit so that we can monitor the healing process.
Get All the Details
A neck lift for men sounds very complicated, but it’s actually performed hundreds of times every day all over the world. To find out if you are a suitable candidate for this popular cosmetic procedure, schedule a no-obligation consultation at the office of Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD in Mount Pleasant. Contact us today to book your appointment.