What is The Best Option For Turkey Neck? Dr. Ostad Explains The Anterior Neck Lift For Men.
This is a common problem for Men, beginning in their 50’s and 60’s. A neck-lift is performed when fat is not the issue, but rather loose skin and the patient has exhausted all other non-surgical options such as radio-frequency, ultrasound and Botox/Dysport. Dr. Ostad specializes in a unique approach in treating a “turkey neck” for men who don’t need a full facelift. Typically, a neck-lift involves creating an incision in front of and behind the ear. This is a great option for women as they can conceal any slight sign of surgery with their longer hair. Men, unfortunately, do not have that luxury; especially if they have a thinning or balding scalp. Dr. Ostad has perfected the “Anterior Neck Lift” by removing any excess skin in the submental area (under the chin) and tightening the platysmal muscles that stretch and weaken over time causing vertical neck bands. This superficial muscle is responsible for maintaining a tight neck. This technique is called a platysmalplasty.
Once these bands begin to weaken, they appear more prominent causing a loose turkey neck like appearance. Dr. Ostad prefers to use local anesthesia called tumescent solution in order to eliminate the risks associated with general anesthesia. He then carefully removes the excess skin buy making a thin vertical incision in front of the neck and tightens the muscle, that causes banding and loose skin, with sutures resulting in a smooth neck and jawline. The patient will have a very fine line that is hidden under the chin and often goes away in a short period of time.
Only one treatment is needed and results will last 7-10 years. After the procedure a compression garment will be worn for 3 days and have the sutures will be removed one week following. Patient will marvel at their results which will easily take 10 years off their face.
Preparation is simple. Consult our Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Instruction blog for tips on what to avoid and what to expect before surgery. However, it is also important to consult one of our Concierge Registered Nurses prior to your procedure for directions appropriate for you
While this procedure is done under local anesthesia, we still need to do routine blood work to ensure you don’t have an active infection and have appropriate clotting factors.