I have too much skin in my neck that seems to cover my chin. I would like a weekend neck lift but I would like to have it done under local anesthesia. I hope this is possible. Do you actually cut off the extra skin? Where do you make the incision?
Too much skin in the neck is a common problem we see as we begin to age. A combination of things occur that lead to the appearance of excess skin in the neck and chin. Skin ages and stretches as we get older. A combination of sun exposure, genetics, and possibly smoking all contribute to this. We also see a loss of volume in the neck and chin area. We lose fat as we age and this fat is what keeps the skin for appearing loose and deflated. A weekend neck lift may be a little bit misleading as the recovery period for an isolated neck lift is relatively quick, but, you will be required to wear a neck dressing for about a week following the procedure, but, will not be in significant discomfort. To answer your question more specifically, depending upon the amount of excess skin you have in your neck and chin region, it is likely that the skin will be cut and removed.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld