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Enhance Facial Balance with a Neck Lift

For men and women who experience loose or sagging skin on the neck but who don’t need a full facelift, W-plasty/neck lift surgery may be the solution. A neck lift in Charleston and Mount Pleasant, SC area with Dr. Funcik creates stronger, defined contours and facial balance.

What is a W-Plasty/Neck Lift?

One of the most obvious signs of aging is the loss of skin tightness and volume in the neck. Unfortunately, once skin loses its structure and natural shape, a cosmetically unappealing “turkey wattle” can form. This extra skin adds years onto the appearance.

Doctor Funcik is experienced in multiple neck lift techniques, including a traditional neck lift and a W-plasty.

Dr. Funcik performs outstanding neck lifts in Mount Pleasant, SC, with an excellent patient satisfaction rate.

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Traditional Neck Lift

A traditional neck lift treats excess skin on the neck by separating the skin from underlying tissues and creating tighter, more youthful contours by carefully lifting and draping the skin. There are several variations of this procedure depending on individual needs. In reality, many patients present with a chief concern of loose neck skin, so the idea of lifting only the neck is appealing as they assume it would result in less down time and less risk of looking “pulled.” However, in the majority of cases, they would best be served by a Charleston Custom Lift that simultaneously lifts the cheeks.

W-plasty technique

The W-plasty technique is most commonly performed on men, but is also available to women. The W-Plasty directly removes skin, fat, and muscles from the neck area, and the incision is closed into a “W” shape. The W-shape creates a scar that is much less conspicuous in social interaction.

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What are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, offers several benefits, enhancing both appearance and self-confidence. This cosmetic procedure can effectively address issues such as sagging skin, excess fat, and muscle banding in the neck.

Key benefits include:

  • Improved Contour: Creates a smoother, more defined jawline and neck profile.
  • Youthful Appearance: Reduces wrinkles and sagging, giving a more youthful look.
  • Long-lasting Results: Provides durable improvement, often lasting many years.
  • Boosted Confidence: Enhances self-esteem by improving one's overall appearance.

What is the Neck LiftRecovery Like?

While neck lift procedures are typically outpatient with either local or sedation anesthesia, recovery will depend on the extent of surgery. At least a few weeks may be necessary for all bruising and swelling to subside, and Dr. Funcik will monitor your progress and determine when it is best for you to return to work and normal activities.

While W-plasty/neck lift surgery can restore youth and natural shape to your face, your results may still be affected by significant weight fluctuations, aging, and gravity. Dr. Funcik will advise you on how to maintain your results after healing is complete.

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Put Yourself in Great Hands with Dr. Funcik

Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD is a double board-certified surgeon in head and neck surgery, with over 10,000 facial surgeries to his credit. When you work with him, you’re truly in the hands of a medical professional who is an expert in his field.

If you’re looking for arguably the best neck lift Charleston and Mount Pleasant, SC have to offer, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Funcik and find out if you are a good candidate for W-plasty/neck lift surgery. We look forward to speaking with you!

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