Male neck lift surgery is a surgical procedure that aims to restore optimum neck definition through the removal or redistribution of excess skin and fat around the neck and jawline. It reduces the appearance of the “turkey neck”—a common sign of aging that can make one appear older and possibly even overweight.
This procedure, which is also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is the most effective and long-lasting option for reducing signs of aging in the neck area. In male patients, the results include a smoother and leaner neck, as well as a stronger, more defined jawline.
A sagging neck can have a drastic effect on a man’s physical appearance. It can make you appear overweight even if you are physically fit, and it can make you look much older than you really are, especially if your face still looks particularly young. As such, more men are turning to neck lift procedures to tighten the neck and jawline and achieve a more youthful look.
This procedure can help address the following problems:
There are certain factors that must be taken into consideration when performing cosmetic procedures on men. Dr. Jacob Sedgh is well-acquainted with the different needs of his male and female patients, which is why he uses individualized techniques to attain the patient’s surgery goals while taking their gender-specific needs into account. As a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon who has performed many cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries on male patients, he is highly skilled in creating masterful results that retain or enhance the masculinity of the patient’s appearance.
A successful male neck lift can yield the following results:
To better understand your goals and expectations from the surgery, Dr. Sedgh will conduct a comprehensive interview with you during your initial consultation, along with a thorough evaluation of your current physical condition. This will allow him to assess your eligibility for the procedure and recommend the most suitable surgical approach for your unique needs.
Your initial consultation will consist of the following:
Prospective patients from out-of-town or overseas who cannot travel to Dr. Sedgh’s clinic can have their consultations conducted via video conferencing. For added convenience, his office also offers medical tourism services and can assist you with arranging accommodation, transportation, and post-op care, should you need to travel to avail this surgical procedure.
There are certain nuances between male and female necks that affect the way the neck lift procedure will be performed. For instance, men have shorter, thicker necks, while women have longer, thinner necks. Men also have bigger voice boxes, making the cartilage around it protrude and giving the appearance of a lump or what is more commonly known as the Adam’s Apple.
Taking these differences into consideration, Dr. Sedgh will take extra care not to pull the skin too much so that the part where the Adam’s Apple is located will not look unnatural.
To begin the procedure, Dr. Sedgh will administer local or general anesthesia. After which, a limited incision or traditional neck lift incision will be made based on what was discussed during the pre-op consultation. Generally, they will be strategically placed in areas where they will be well-hidden, such as around the earlobes and behind the ears.
To address vertical cords or horizontal banding, the platysma muscle will be modified and tightened according to the required adjustments. The skin will then be trimmed and repositioned to cover the tissues underneath.
Liposuction may also be performed to remove any excess fat in the area.
A neck lift surgery is normally an outpatient procedure, with moderate downtime similar to what you would experience with a facelift.
After the surgery, you may notice some swelling, pain, and discomfort in the treated area, but these should gradually dissipate within the first week. To manage these side effects and reduce your infection risk, it is important to take the prescribed medications and to follow all post-op instructions.
Patients are usually able to return to work after two weeks, barring any strenuous activities that may affect the neck area.
Dr. Sedgh places the highest importance on providing sufficient postoperative care and support, which is why he makes it a point to personally monitor your recovery progress starting from the first day following the neck lift operation up to a year after, or until you have fully recovered. To ensure a healthy recovery, the doctor will continuously evaluate your healing progress through regular follow-up appointments conducted at his office, over the phone, or via video conferencing.
“I don’t think it is an overstatement to say that Dr. Sedgh was a godsend to me for his willingness to do surgery on my nose when several notable surgeons refused to take on the task of correcting the damage that three previous surgeries had done. Dr. Sedgh clearly has an artistic eye as well as a very professional ability at nose surgery. He has earned my trust and respect.”
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