Neck Lift for Men Jackson MS
Our double board certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. J. Randall Jordan and Dr. J. George Smith, perform neck lifts for men in Jackson MS and surrounding communities in Mississippi.
We often have male patients who come in and ask if there is anything that can be done for their “turkey waddle” under their chin- but they don’t want to have a facelift. Many men are afraid of having a facelift because they have seen the results on several male popular actors or musicians and do not feel that they look very natural. For many of these men, a direct cervicoplasty may be an excellent choice. This is a procedure that has been around for some time and has gone through several variations over time. It basically involves excising the loose skin and suturing the defect.
The beauty of this procedure is its simplicity and the ability for it to be carried out under local anesthesia in an office setting, as well as the fact that it does not cause any of the distortion of facial features that may be associated with face-lifting in the male patient. Of course, there are downsides to any procedure, and the two most obvious ones for this procedure are that there is a visible scar in the front of the neck where the skin is removed and that it does not do anything for the jowl area. The visible scar typically will improve over time, but will never completely go away of course.
The procedure begins by estimating the amount of loose skin (and fat if necessary) to be removed with the patient in a sitting position. This is marked as is shown in Figure A . The incision is in the shape of an upside down fish as is shown in Figure B. the scar is broken up by a Z-plasty as is shown is Figure C. This helps to prevent scar contracture that can make the scar more prominent.
As mentioned previously, the procedure can be done easily under local anesthesia in the office and typically takes about an hour and a half. Pain is minimal and bruising is typically limited to the immediate area.
For the patient who is mainly concerned with loose skin in the front of the neck, and is willing to accept a scar in the front of the neck, this procedure can be an excellent choice.