Similar to a facelift, Dr. Langdon will numb the area of the neck using tumescent local anesthesia, a gentle process that will completely numb this area. In most cases, he will then perform liposuction using tiny skin incisions that will not require stitches.
Next, Dr. Langdon will make a small (about one inch long) horizontal skin incision under the chin. From this single incision, he will loosen the subcutaneous layer beneath the skin as well as the layer just beneath the platysma muscle. He will then remove excess loose platysma tissue and stitch the left and right platysma edges together. This platysma “plication” is the key to the neck lift because it tightens this layer, like the SMAS layer is tightened in a facelift.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
The neck is the most common area that shows aging because of gravitational sagging. Platysmal bands show as vertical, droopy ridges (usually two) in the area beneath the chin. A ‘turkey neck” or wattle can be made worse by the presence of excess fat combined with loose skin.
People who have this type of sagging in the neck but not in the face (above the jawline) are the best candidates for the “Just for Men” neck lift. This single-incision procedure is ideal for men who desire the quickest possible recovery because they more often have isolated neck sagging and because they usually have short hair that can’t hide the in-front of-the-ear incisions that are used in a regular facelift.