The male cervicoplasty is done by directly excising the redundant skin, and tightening the underlying muscles of the neck (platysma). This can be done under local anesthesia in the clinic procedure room, and the recovery time is relatively short. Other options for this condition can include a standard facelift, but this is a much more involved procedure which can place visible scars on the cheek or around the ears, and can alter the growth of sideburn hair. The main drawback to the cervicoplasty pictured here is also the externally visible scars (although they are placed on the neck). These scars are typically very well tolerated.
This image shows the patient immediately before the procedure and the stitches just afterward.