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Neck Lift for Men

As men age, sagging skin and wrinkles can develop across the face and neck. This process contributes to the appearance of premature aging. Looking older is a concern for many men, both personally and professionally. A strong, youthful appearance can help you look rested and energetic.

If you look older than you wish to due to sagging tissue on your neck, male neck lift surgery may help you.

Why Do Men Choose Neck Lift Surgery?

Many men choose to undergo a neck lift procedure to look younger and more attractive. This plastic surgery procedure can target loose muscles and excess skin and fat on the neck.

Also known as a lower rhytidectomy, this cosmetic surgery creates firmer neck contours and a stronger, more masculine appearance.

What Can a Male Neck Lift Treat?

Excess Neck Skin


Skin laxity on the neck can create the dreaded 'turkey wattle' skin flap. This sagging skin is a noticeable sign of aging. Excess skin also leads to wrinkles on the neck.

Neck lift surgery removes loose skin to address these concerns and achieve a smoother, more youthful neck.

Neck Muscle Banding


As men age, the platysma sheet of muscle fibers from the collarbone to the jaw become loose. This causes the vertical lines in the neck bands and is one of the first signs of aging.

A neck lift combats this loss of muscle tone by tightening the platysma muscle. Patients can enjoy a neck free of visible muscle bands.

Fat Under the Chin


Excess fat deposits beneath the chin can make you look heavier and older than you feel. This submental fat can also create the appearance of a double chin.

In addition to removing excess skin, neck lift surgery can also remove excess fat. This creates overall more slender chin and neck contours.

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How Is Male Neck Lift Performed?

During your consultation with Dr. Cohn, he will explain your cosmetic options to improve your neck contours. He will examine your physical condition to determine if a neck lift is right for you.

If it better matches your needs, he may refer you to his medspa for non-invasive alternatives to surgery.

Anesthesia

The first step of your male neck lift is anesthesia. This procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, but local anesthesia with sedation may be used under some circumstances. Once the anesthesia is applied, the surgery can begin.

Neck Lift Incisions

Neck lift surgery involves incisions behind the ears or along the upper areas of the neck. These incisions give your surgeon access to the underlying tissues of the neck.

Addressing Neck Fat and Muscles

Excess fat is removed either via excision or liposuction treatment. Next, your surgeon will adjust the muscles and bands of your neck to create a more firm and masculine neck contour.

Removing Loose Neck Skin

Excess skin is trimmed away, and the remaining skin is tightened and secured to keep the new contours in place. Finally, the incisions are sealed with either sutures or skin adhesives.

Neck lift surgery for men can be combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures.

These combination procedures may include:

Read our blog for more information on when to consider combining a facelift with your neck lift.

What Happens After My Neck Lift?

What Is Male Neck Lift Recovery Like?

After your operation, you will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for 12 to 24 hours. You will need to take some time off to recover before you return to work. This may take between three days and two weeks. You should avoid strenuous activities like exercise, physically demanding jobs, and most physical activities during this time.

You should avoid moving your neck too much during the first few days after your operation to give your incisions time to heal. You can begin to shower within 48 hours after your surgery.

Will I Be in Pain After a Neck Lift for Men?

You may experience mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, and bruising during the first few days after your surgery. You may treat these symptoms with ice, prescription painkillers, and anti-inflammatories.

When Will I See My Neck Lift Results?

Initial results of your neck lift will start to become visible within two weeks as swelling subsides.

Final results may take several months to develop as your neck contours adjust.

Will I Have Scars After My Male Neck Lift Procedure?

Neck lift scars are placed in locations that are difficult to observe, but they will exist. Most scars will be placed behind the ears or under the chin. This makes them effectively invisible to most casual observers.

All scars fade with time and will fade faster with proper care.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Male Neck Lift

The cost of your men's neck lift will vary depending on the extent of your procedure. Some techniques are more complex (and, thus, cost more) than others.

In addition, your neck lift price will change if you combine other procedures or treatments with your operation.

We offer plastic surgery financing options to help you pay for your procedure.

Similar to the best age for female neck lift, the ideal age to get a male neck lift is generally between the ages of 40 and 60. This is when most men experience premature aging on the neck. However, younger and older patients can also benefit from this procedure.

Neck lift results can last between 10 and 15 years if the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle. Neck lift results tend to last longer for younger patients, but older patients can still benefit for many years.

Even after the results of your neck lift fade, your neck will still look better compared to a neck that was not contoured through plastic surgery.

Patients who want to maintain their neck lift results should maintain a stable weight and refrain from smoking. Further cosmetic treatments like minimally invasive radiofrequency treatments or microneedling can keep your skin tighter over time.

All cosmetic procedures come with some degree of risk, and neck lift surgery for men is no exception.

Risks may include:

  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Poor wound healing
  • Infection
  • Changes to skin sensation
  • Excessive bleeding

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