While there are many factors like aging and stress that can influence your facial features, the effects often appear the same. Areas around the neck become swollen, and the skin becomes loose, resulting in what is commonly referred to as a “turkey wattle.” These signs of aging can be cosmetically unappealing and lead to a loss in self-esteem. A neck lift procedure can remove the excess fat and skin in the neck, restoring natural, youthful contours.
What Can Neck Lifts for Men Do?
Neck lifts are used to tighten the loose structures around the neck and make them appear more taut. Excess skin, fatty tissue and muscle banding around the neck can be partially or wholly corrected to make the neck appear more aesthetically pleasing, eliminating the appearance of jowls, turkey wattle and double chins.
Why Undergo a Neck Lift?
Neck lifts exist as an alternative to a face lift. They are less invasive, offering the benefits of reduced recovery time and less visible scarring than extensive surgery.
Neck lifts can also be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to enhance the facial features. This can help further reduce the signs of aging and create an appearance that is more refreshed and alert. For example, a brow lift may be used to correct the appearance of a brow that is constantly sagging or furrowed. Fat transfers are also often used to subtract volume from some areas and add it to others. These options can be discussed with Dr. Thomas Funcik during your consultation.
What Can You Expect During a Neck Lift Procedure?
Neck lifts for men last around two to three hours, on average. The complexity of your procedure, the techniques being used, and the presence of any complications may lengthen or reduce this time.
The procedure itself will involve the application of anesthesia. Some patients opt for a sedative, as they may find the process of cosmetic surgery uncomfortable. Your surgeon will begin by making small incisions in your skin. These incisions are extremely small, and placed in areas that obscure their presence like behind the ears or under the chin.
The procedure will begin by reshaping the muscular structure underneath your skin, removing excess fat, and performing any other necessary work to the tissues to make your neck tighter and smoother. Your surgeon may even remove miniscule portions of muscle to create more defined contours.
Once the underlying work has been performed, the skin will be redraped. Incisions will be sutured, and any excess skin will be removed at this point to complete your neck lift procedure.
Understanding Neck Lifts for Men
The most important thing to remember about neck lifts for men is that they cannot reverse the aging process. They will not change your complexion, and many dermatological issues and facial issues may still be present.
What neck lifts for men can do, however, is fix the presence of loose skin and excess fat. This can make your appearance more aesthetically pleasing and, when combined with other procedures, give your face a more youthful appearance for several years.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re ready to combat the visible signs of aging on your face or neck, Thomas Funcik Facial Plastic Surgery can help. Our staff will work with you to determine the safest and most effective treatment for your specific needs. Located in Mt. Pleasant, our operating room is fully accredited. Contact Thomas Funcik Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.