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.