Surgical Face Neck Lift

The neck is one of the most common areas that show aging because of gravitational sagging. Platysmal bands or “neck bands” show as vertical, droopy ridges (usually two) in the area beneath the chin. A “turkey neck” or wattle can be made worse by excess fat combined with loose skin. If the time hasn’t been kind to your neck, Dr. Langdon’s innovative neck lift procedure may provide the rejuvenation and confidence boost you’re looking for.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift tightens skin and tissue in the neck area to eliminate sagging skin. This can reduce the appearance of neck bands, double chin, and “turkey neck.” Dr. Langon offers the “Just for Men” neck lift for patients with sagging in the neck area who need a quick recovery time. 

The “Just for Men” single-incision neck lift is a great option for anyone (not just men) who has a problem with sagging that is limited to the neck area. Only a single short skin incision (about one inch long) is required. Because there are no incisions above the jawline and the recovery is quick, patients can return to work activities within a few days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As he does for a facelift, Dr. Langdon will numb the neck area using tumescent local anesthesia, a gentle process that will make your procedure completely painless. 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 supportive layer just like the SMAS layer is tightened in a facelift.

One of the many things that set Dr. Langdon’s procedures apart is his exclusive use of local anesthesia, minimizing the patient’s risk and recovery time. You’ll be able to go home right after your neck lift at the Langdon Center and resume your usual routine quickly. 

Because the “Just for Men” neck lift uses a single small incision, people have minimal recovery time. Patients can usually return to work within days. Dr. Langdon will provide instructions to follow during the recovery process to maximize your results and help you heal more quickly. During healing, you should expect some swelling and bruising. You may need to wear a bandage for a couple of days, and you should wait two weeks before resuming vigorous exercise.

A neck lift provides immediate results, but these may be obscured for a few weeks by swelling and bruising. As your neck heals, you’ll enjoy visible improvements like tighter, smoother skin with much less sagging and fat. Neck lifts are an effective solution for “turkey neck,” neck bands, or a double chin.

The results of your neck lift will be long-lasting. Patients typically enjoy a rejuvenated appearance and smoother profile for ten years or more. Maintaining a stable weight, using sunscreen, and taking good care of your skin will help preserve your results.
Sun damage and age lead to a lack of collagen and skin laxity, so quality skincare products and treatments that boost your skin’s health are the keys to a youthful appearance. In addition to innovative surgical procedures, The Langdon Center offers many non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can keep your neck firm and smooth.

People who have 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 because they often have more isolated neck sagging and typically have short hair that can’t hide the incisions in front of the ear that are used in a regular procedure. 

However, Dr. Langdon’s “Just for Men” neck lift is just as effective for female patients. Men and women alike can benefit from this innovative neck lift to rejuvenate their appearance with shorter recovery time and less conspicuous scarring.

*Individual results may vary.

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To learn more about getting a Neck Lift or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 453-8625. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.

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