What Is A Male Neck Lift?
Many factors impact our appearance as we age. Stress, sun damage, or weight loss can leave the neck wrinkled and sagging, or irregular bands can appear across the neck. A neck lift, or a platysmaplasty, is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat on the neck. It results in a smooth appearance which makes you look more youthful and feel more confident. A neck lift can remove fat deposits under the chin, excess jowls, loose skin that gives the appearance of a turkey neck, and irregularly shaped muscle bands around the neck.
Neck lifts differ on men and women. For men, it is important to leave a natural appearance with a slight amount of slack. Incisions are also hidden in different places for men than for women.
Benefits of a Male Neck Lift
A male neck lift can leave the chin looking more defined. Removing excess skin and fat smooths the neck’s appearance. Neck lifts can make you look stronger, younger and slimmer. Friends and family will know that you look better, but won’t be able to pinpoint why. Your confidence will improve, and you’ll be more comfortable in social and professional settings.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For A Male Neck Lift?
Men in good health who are interested in a neck lift should have some skin elasticity. A male neck lift is generally recommended for men aged 40 to 80 who struggle with their appearance due to sagging skin on the neck, fat underneath the chin, or sun damage.
What Do I Need To Do Before A Male Neck Lift?
Prior to your procedure, the doctor will give you instructions to follow. Be sure to tell our staff about any medications you are taking, so we can instruct you on which ones you may need to stop. You may want to avoid sun exposure, smoking, and other activities that can impact the elasticity of the skin. Some men choose to grow out their hair to hide any incision marks while they heal.
What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Male Neck Lift?
The neck lift procedure is performed under anesthesia. Plan to bring someone with you to the appointment so he or she can drive you home after the procedure.
Incisions will be made along the hairline starting at the temples and down behind the ears. A small incision may be made underneath the chin. The skin is separated from the fat and tissue. Dr. Zamora will remove excess fat and redrape the skin, removing any excess skin. The muscles underneath may be tightened. Absorbable sutures are used to secure the skin and muscles, allowing them to heal.
How Long Does It Take To Perform A Male Neck Lift?
A neck lift procedure can take several hours. You can also have several procedures completed at once, which will extend the duration of the procedure.
What To Expect After A Male Neck Lift?
After your male neck lift procedure, you will want to rest. Be gentle with your face, neck, and hair for several weeks while the skin heals. To promote the healing process, you may be asked to keep the head elevated. You will be able to walk and complete limited daily activities right away. Many patients are able to return to work within one to two weeks. Dr. Zamora will tell you how soon you can resume strenuous activity and sports.
When Will I See The Results?
You will see some results right away. The neck needs time to heal, so continued improvement in the neck’s appearance will happen over the following weeks. Full results should be visible within six to eight weeks.
How Long Will The Results Of A Male Neck Lift Last?
The results of a neck lift last for many years but no one can stop time and you will continue to age naturally.
How Much Does a Male Neck Lift Cost in Daytona Beach?
Each neck lift procedure is tailored to the patient’s specific needs. The cost of the procedure will vary depending on the extent of treatment required. Insurance generally does not cover the cost of a neck lift procedure. Be sure to ask our staff any questions you have. We are happy to discuss the procedure, recovery, and the cost involved.
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