I’m a 51-year-old guy and I can’t stand the fullness that I have in my neck. What can I do?
Typically, once a male reaches the age of 40 to 45, there is a loss of elasticity of the skin that makes doing isolated liposuction under the chin not a worthwhile technique for it results in nothing other than extra tightened skin. In these cases, a variety of different neck lifts can be performed, the most common is one in which an incision is made primarily in the neck hairline and behind the ears and sometimes extending a bit in front of the earlobe. This allows for the redraping of the skin in a more upward direction, along with the removal of the excess skin and thus a more trim and youthful appearing neck line. These neck lift procedures can be done under either oral sedation with some local anesthesia or under deeper twilight sedation and they have a recovery period most commonly of five to seven days.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS