male neck lift

Male Neck Lift

Male Neck Lift


Although a sleek neck is sought after by most women, more men today are finally realizing that they, too, deserve to look their best throughout their lives. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the number of men using plastic surgery tripled from 1995 to 2015. Watch for terms like “Brotox” and the “Daddy Do-Over” (akin to the surgical Mommy Makeover) on social media and in magazines. They appear more and more frequently.

A well-defined jawline with a trim neck contour can make all the difference in turning back the clock on what makes a man look older. The neck is an area that shows age before most other areas. Refining the transition from your face to your shoulder can take years off your appearance.

One of the more popular aesthetic procedures for men, a neck lift will help eliminate excess fat and skin to reduce double chin and turkey wattle. Your neck will complement your facial features more effectively, giving you a youthful appearance and the confidence that goes with it.

To learn more about a neck lift for men in Scottsdale or Phoenix, contact us today to schedule a consultation or call (480) 634-6014.

How is a Neck Lift Different for Men?

Plastic surgery for men requires a different approach than for women. This distinct process ensures that the male patient receives results which are natural and masculine. Preserving features like Adam’s apple and jawline is an excellent example of how a male neck lift differs from a woman’s. This procedure is a popular choice among men who wish to regain their youthful features without changing their natural appearance.

In their late thirties, men begin to notice fat deposits beginning to form. At 50, cheeks drop, and neck skin loosens. With the increase in these fat deposits and a decrease in skin laxity, it’s common to develop what we affectionately call a turkey wattle.  

Who Seeks the Male Neck Lift?

Over the past five years, we’ve added more and more men to our patient roles. These patients fall into one of two categories. The first is a man in his forties to late fifties whose neck has become more expansive. This fullness is because of significant increases in subcutaneous tissue or fat.

The second is men in their sixties and seventies who have less subcutaneous tissue and fat than their younger contemporaries. The solution for them is removing skin and muscle from the lower to the central part of their neck.  

What Can a Neck Lift for Men Do?

A neck lift designed for men can smooth and tone skin texture around the chin area, neck, and jawline by decreasing the amount of excess skin and fat from these areas and tightening underlying muscle. The key highlights of a neck lift include:

  • Reduces the effects of excess fat in the lower facial area and the neck
  • Offers a more defined jawline and youthful neck contour
  • Downtime is short, one to two weeks

The male neck lift can improve the neck contours and provide a rejuvenated, masculine appearance.

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Dr. Weinrach is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals through an individualized approach to patient care and commitment to safety. His extensive experience and unique skill set produces long-lasting, natural looking results.

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When Should You Consider a Neck Lift?

If you feel you need aesthetic enhancement in the neck area, it’s probably a good time to seek the advice of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Although the decision is personal, this popular procedure is an excellent correction for many patients who:

  • Are between the ages of 35 and 70
  • Want to eliminate their turkey neck or double chin
  • Have loose skin and excessive wrinkling around the neck, jaw and chin areas
  • Like their current facial features, but not how their neck frames them

If a correction is necessary for facial lines, wrinkles, and folds, then a facelift done concurrently with the neck lift will restore and rejuvenate the masculine appearance from hairline to chest.

Direct Neck Lift

For men interested in improvements in the neck area alone, Jonathan C. Weinrach MD, FACS offers a direct neck lift. As the term indicates, a direct neck lift will remove excess fat and skin from the neck through an incision which is under the chin, extending to the top part of the neck. This precision surgery will allow for tightening of the underlying tissue to reduce banding at the central portion of the neck. Also known as a TZ-pasty, it utilizes an incision which is Z-shaped (zigzag) to reduce the risk of scarring and eliminate the need for drains. This surgery is more appropriate for men than women.

Neck Lift Recovery and Downtime

Recovering from a TZ-plasty is rather painless and quick. Dr. Weinrach will remove the sutures within one week, and you may experience swelling and bruising for a few days as well. The scar will be pink at first but then lighten in the course of the next few months. The patient can return to work once we remove the sutures.

After male neck lift surgery, a dressing is applied around the jaw and neck to minimize bruising and swelling and help provide rapid recovery. Patients generally need one week of downtime before they can resume normal activities. Full recovery is within four to six weeks.  

Next Steps

Double-board certified plastic surgeon, Jonathan C. Weinrach, MD FACS offers professional aesthetic and plastic surgery for residents in Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ area. To learn more about how Weinrach Plastic Surgery can reinvigorate your face and neck, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Contact us through our website or call (480) 634-6014 today!