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Neck Lift for Men

Fullness, excess skin, and loose neck muscles can age your appearance and create an unwanted double chin. Flabbiness that extends from the chin, down along the neck can rob you of the attractive jawline definition you desire. Genetics, smoking, sun exposure, and weight gain can all contribute to your poor neck appearance. Dr. Calabria’s neck lift technique improves the contour of the neck while maintaining the masculine definition of your jawline.

Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery

  • Eliminates a double chin
  • Improves vertical banding
  • Creates a firmer neck contour
  • Highlights jawline definition
  • Contributes to a younger appearance
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Neck Lift Techniques

Removing Excess Skin

Excess skin along the neck is caused by a loss of elasticity in the tissues. Unwanted neck skin can obscure the definition of the neck and distort the overall shape. During neck lift surgery, Dr. Calabria trims away excess skin to create a slimmer neck shape.

Tightening Muscles

Lose platysma muscles can create the appearance of a “turkey wattle” for many men. The neck lift uses a specialty corset technique to pull loose muscles together. This not only achieves a tighter aesthetic, but it also provides long-lasting support for the neck muscles.

Eliminating Fat

Submental fat accumulation can create fullness in the neck or the appearance of a double chin. Conservative syringe liposuction using microcannulas safely and effectively removes excess fat from under the chin. This creates definition at the jawline and enhances the overall shape of the neck.


Neck lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. While general anesthesia provides a safe and comfortable surgery, patients who require minimal facial correction may qualify for local anesthesia.

You will experience some bruising and swelling of the neck and lower face. You should rest with your head elevated for one week following your procedure. Most patients return to work two weeks after their treatment and can resume their regular physical activities after four weeks. Significant swelling subsides after six weeks, and your final results should become noticeable.

Some patients do experience mild discomfort during the first week of neck lift recovery, which is often caused by swelling. Oral medication can be used to control any associated pain that may occur.

Incisions are placed either behind the ear or under the chin. These discrete locations easily hide any scarring that does develop. All scars are likely to fade over time.

Yes. Many people considering neck lift surgery will also undergo one of Dr. Calabria’s specialty facelifts to achieve total facial rejuvenation. Since aging can occur in the face, in addition to the neck, combining procedures is an excellent way to ensure long-lasting, quality results.

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