For nearly a decade, Brian D. Cohen, MD has been performing rejuvenating plastic surgeries on grateful patients throughout Manhattan and Nassau County. One of his specialties is neck lifts. Because the neck is one of the places aging is most noticeable, it is not surprising that men who want to look more youthful and attractive frequently want Dr. Cohen to target this area. A neck lift for men, when performed by a talented plastic surgeon like Dr. Cohen, can make a tremendous positive difference in the first impression you make on others and in the way you feel about yourself.

Reasons Men Have Consider a Neck Lift

Though aging takes its toll on the delicate tissue of the neck, other factors enter into the equation, making many men look older than their years. Loose skin on the neck or chin may be to the result of:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Excess fatty deposits
  • Loss of skin elasticity.
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Loosening muscles
  • Gravity
  • Smoking
  • Sun exposure

Regardless of the reason it has occurred, saggy or unevenly contoured neck and chin skin can be repaired with a neck lift. Dr. Cohen has extensive experience dealing with both accumulations of fat and loose muscles. With surgical and aesthetic skill, he can rid your neck of excess wrinkling, “turkey wattle,” and jowl lines, giving you a firmer, more masculine jawline. 

What is involved?

When Dr. Cohen performs a neck lift, there are two parts to the procedure: [1] removing excess skin and fat (cervicoplasty) and [2] tightening muscles (platysmaplasty). The former is generally done through liposuction. The latter involves tightening the skin and underlying muscles (the platysma muscles) of the neck. When performed in conjunction, these actions reduce fullness and eliminate sagging, sharpening the jawline contour. When necessary, a neck lift may be done along with a facelift. 

Not so long ago, a neck lift involved larger incisions and a longer recovery period. Now, Dr. Cohen can now achieve even better results by making small incisions behind the ears and just under the chin — places that are nearly invisible. Through these small incisions, he will have access to remove fatty tissue from your neck and to tighten lax neck muscles. He will also be able to tighten loose skin to give you a smooth, taut appearance. 

Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Cohen will perform the two to three hour procedure under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with sedation. Most neck lift procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. 

What makes a neck lift for men different from a neck lift for women?

Traditionally, a rugged, masculine appearance is evident in a well-defined neck, strong jawline and chin. When Dr. Cohen is operating on a man, he is always especially mindful of these sharper, more prominent features. He also pays close attention to your Adam’s apple, keenly aware that he must tighten the skin and muscles in this area to precisely the right degree so as not to cause you any discomfort in the future. Because Dr. Cohen has a great deal of experience performing neck lifts for men, you can trust him to provide you with the best possible results.

What can I expect during recovery from a neck lift?

You can expect some soreness, swelling, and bruising immediately after your neck lift which will gradually disappear within about 10 days. Depending on the extent of the work done, the majority of men will be able to return to their normal routine within one to two weeks.

Dr. Cohen will recommend that you keep your head elevated during the early stages of recovery in order to minimize both swelling and pain. Stitches or surgical tape will be used to close your small incisions. During your follow-up appointment, Dr. Cohen will remove all incisions and dressings and check on your progress. Of course, he is always here to answer questions or address any concerns you may have — before or after the procedure.

Why Dr. Cohen Is a Wise Choice 

Dr. Cohen has fine credentials, is well-respected by peers and patients, and is up-to-date on the very latest techniques of neck lift surgery for men. More than that, when you come to Brian D. Cohen, MD, you can rest assured that you will not only be putting yourself in the hands of a gifted plastic surgeon. You will also be dealing with a gentle and compassionate human being who has only your best interests at heart.

Contact Brian D. Cohen — Where Self-Improvement Starts

Renewal is an exciting process. Seemingly small life changes can make major differences in the way you feel as well as in the way you look. Why not take the step of making an appointment with Dr. Cohen to discuss whether a male neck lift is right for you?