Neck Lift Surgery (Platysmplasty) in Charlotte, NC

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  • Necklift procedure transforms drooping neck skin, known as the "turkey neck," through removal of excess fat and skin and tightening of underlying muscles.
  • Results in a more youthful and toned neck profile while diminishing lines and wrinkles.
  • Dr. Vincent Voci, a prominent Charlotte plastic surgeon, regularly performs necklift surgeries to contour and rejuvenate patients' necks.
  • Treats a wide range of cases caused by aging, gravity, or weight loss to enhance both appearance and self-confidence.

Drooping neck skin, often referred to as the "turkey neck," can undergo a dramatic transformation through a necklift procedure. This surgery involves the removal of excess fat and skin from the neck area, coupled with the tightening of underlying muscles, resulting in a more youthful and toned profile. Additionally, the procedure helps diminish lines and wrinkles along the neck. Dr. Vincent Voci, a prominent Charlotte plastic surgeon, routinely performs necklift surgeries to contour and rejuvenate patients' necks. Whether caused by aging, gravity, or weight loss, Dr. Voci addresses a wide range of cases, enhancing both the appearance and self-confidence of his patients.

Surgical Technique

A neck lift will address several issues including the removal of excess fat, the trimming of hanging skin and the tightening of loose skin around the underlying neck muscles. An incision is made under the chin, and in some cases, behind or in front of the ears. If fat removal is part of this surgery, liposuction will be the first step. Next, the neck muscles (platysma) are pulled tight and the overlying skin is stretched and re-draped to achieve the desired definition. Sutures are placed deep within the neck wall and a drain may be inserted to control bleeding.

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Neck Lift FAQs

Nonsurgical Neck Lift?

Loose skin within the neck is a distinct flaw that can only be removed through surgery. Unfortunately, this is the only true way to redefine a person’s neck and add the necessary definition needed to improve the contour and profile.

Visible Scars?

A neck lift does require an incision under the chin and near the ears. However, these are placed inconspicuously (within the hairline on the ears and under the chin) so looking straight ahead you will not see them. We make every effort during surgery to minimize visible scarring as much as possible.

Average Age?

Individuals in their 20s and 30s may benefit from a neck lift, especially those who have experienced a massive weight loss or have a hereditary defect of the neck. Patients in their 60s and 70s often undergo a neck lift to cosmetically treat the visible signs of aging. 

Neck or Chin?

Some patients will have issues with their neck, but these problems may actually be the result of a “weak chin.” Without the proper support of the chin bone, the neck isn’t able to have a defined contour. A chin implant (genioplasty or mentoplasty) may be recommended to reshape the chin and make it wider or more prominent. This can have a great impact on the neck for many patients. This surgery is considered a reconstructive procedure and requires the skill of an experienced surgeon. A neck lift may still be needed once the chin has been corrected.

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