A common complaint among men seeking plastic surgery is worsening of their neck appearance, especially in profile. Sagging skin in the neck and under the chin is commonly referred to as a ‘turkey neck’ deformity.
Luckily, men who have a good underlying bone structure can easily contour their neck with a direct submentoplasty. A direct submentoplasty is ideal for men who want to remove both excess skin and fat to regain their youthful look without undergoing extensive face and neck lift surgery.
During direct submentoplasty, an incision is made under the chin, extending down into the neck using strategic incisions to minimize visible scarring. Excess fat and skin are removed, while underlying muscles are tightened and readjusted as needed, resulting in a well-defined profile.
Downtime from direct submentoplasty is minimal, especially when compared to traditional neck lifts. In select circumstances, this procedure can be done using local anesthesia alone. Patients are discharged the same day and may resume most normal day-to-day activities within 3-7 days after the operation. Initial results can be seen immediately following submentoplasty. Continued improvement occurs as swelling and bruising gradually dissipate.
To learn more about Direct Submentoplasty, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to helping you!