Neck Lift Procedure in Norwalk, Connecticut

Dr. Laurence Kirwan. is one of the most experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in Norwalk, Connecticut, and in the entire country. He is a recognized international leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He offers a superior level of knowledge, care and understanding to help you achieve the youthful, bright and contoured look you desire.

Key Highlights

  • A neck lift can reduce the signs of aging in the lower face and neck.
  • A poorly defined jaw line because of a weak chin or a fatty neck can benefit from surgery before other signs of aging.
  • Many men choose this procedure to achieve a more defined jaw line and youthful face and neck contours 
  • A jaw line can often be enhanced with a chin implant.
  • Surgery often includes tightening of both skin and muscles in the neck
  • Liposuction of the neck may also be a part of a neck lift

A neck lift procedure can smooth skin around your chin, jaw line and neck by removing excess loose skin and fat from the neck and lower face and by tightening muscles. A neck lift can reduce signs of aging in areas of the lower face and neck, which can help restore a youthful neck line and a rejuvenated appearance.

Conveniently Located: Every patient is a VIP. For your neck lift appointment, you will see Dr. Kirwan himself at every single appointment. Our Norwalk, CT location is conveniently located in between Manhattan, New York and New Haven, Connecticut. Patients regularly visit from across Connecticut (Stamford, Greenwich, Stratford, Fairfield, Westport, Bridgeport, Darien, New Canaan, Trumbull), New York ( Manhattan, NYC, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, White Plains, Harrison), New Jersey and other neighboring cities/towns for their neck lift surgery and other plastic surgery procedures. Our office is close to all of the New York Airports for patients who are coming from out-of-state or other countries.

Neck Lift for Men

Male plastic surgery is different from plastic surgery for females. It is important to achieve the best result and maintain a natural, masculine appearance. Incisions should be hidden as much as possible, and beard skin should not be pulled into the ear. Neck lift incisions are sited under the chin, around the earlobe, behind the ear and in the hair bearing scalp behind the ear.

The neck lift is a popular procedure for men who want to look and feel rejuvenated, but still want to keep a natural appearance. Many men choose this cosmetic procedure to achieve more defined jaw lines and youthful face and neck contours – facial features that project freshness and vitality.

Where Did Your Jaw Line Go?

Gravity, heredity, significant weight changes, and the natural aging process slowly wear away skin elasticity in your face, neck, and jaw . Loss of skin elasticity is further accelerated by the skin-damaging effects of stress, smoking, and other environmental factors such as ultraviolet rays and air pollution. All of these factors are why your chin and jaw line continue to look less defined as you age.

Men typically notice these youthful contours diminishing during their late 40s and early 50s As skin laxity increases, it’s common to develop a “turkey neck” (excess wrinkly skin hanging from the neck often with two muscle bands on either side of the middle of the neck. These bands become more prominent with facial expressions such as smiling. A double chin and jowl or marionette lines (like Winston Churchill) also develop with weight gain and aging.

When to Consider a Neck Lift

A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure, meaning it is typically done for aesthetic enhancement. This is a highly personal decision. This increasingly popular procedure can be a great solution for many men who:

  • Are between 30 and 70 years old
  • Want to get rid of a “turkey neck,” double chin (“turkey wattle”), and jowl lines
  • Have excessive wrinkling and loose skin around the chin, jaw line, and neck area
  • Have areas of excess fat in the neck and under the chin
  • Would like to treat signs of aging and wrinkling in the neck, but are otherwise satisfied with the appearance of the face

Usually, a neck lift is performed as part of a facelift to achieve the best results, but also can be performed in isolation. A neck lift can help restore, but cannot change, your natural appearance. A neck lift may be combined with other procedures such as a chin implant for a weak chin and liposuction of the neck. A neck lift can be combined with other cosmetic procedures also, such as a face lift and eyelift to remove bags under the eyes and extra skin of the upper eyelids.

Information for Kirwan Plastic Surgery Patients

The best decisions are informed decisions. Dr. Kirwan can help you learn more about neck lifts, explore other treatment options, and provide more personalized answers based on your individual needs. You can schedule a consultation and services for various types of plastic and cosmetic surgery in Norwalk, with Dr. Kirwan.

Preparing for the Procedure

After making your decision and choosing a surgeon, the next step is a  consultation. Be prepared to discuss:

  • Your reasons, goals, and expectations for surgery
  • Your medical history – including illnesses, conditions, allergies, treatments, previous procedures, and other risk factors that could affect the outcome of your procedure
  • Use of any medications, vitamins, supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
  • Any questions or concerns about the procedure – come prepared with a written list
  • Plastic surgery risks and potential complications
  • During your consultation, Dr. Kirwan will examine your face, as well as take photos to show simulated results before and after surgery. Dr. Kirwan will also show you examples of surgical results performed by him personally.

What Happens During Male Neck Lift Surgery

Surgery is normally performed under conscious sedation with local infiltration anesthesia. Dr Kirwan will perform the neck lift surgery as discussed in your consultation.

Neck Lift Procedure Options

Dr. Kirwan may perform one of several neck lift methods, such as:

Liposuction with or without Facetite

  • Ideal for patients who have resilient skin
  • Incision is made behind your ears and under your chin
  • Fat is suctioned out of areas under your jaw line and under your chin
  • This may be combined with Facetite skin tightening
  • Outcome: neck that appears more defined
  • Length: 1 to 2 hours


  • Best method for patients who have excess fat in the neck
  • Incision is made below your chin and under your ears
  • Neck muscles are tightened
  • Excess fat and skin may be removed
  • Length: 2 to 3 hours

Chin Implant

  • Recommended for patients who need a stronger chin projection
  • Great option for patients who want to target the chin area and get the best neck line
  • Incision is made under the chin
  • May be combined with liposuction and cervicoplasty
  • Length: approximately 45 minutes
  • Chin implants for men are usually square shaped

Male Neck Lift Results and Recovery

It may take some time to fully recover and see your final results after a neck lift. However, many patients are able to return to work in about two weeks and resume other activities (like playing sports and working out) in approximately four weeks.

Following surgery, you may experience swelling and bruising. To help reduce swelling, your plastic surgeon might suggest wearing a compression bandage for about a week or up to 14 days, depending on which type of surgical procedure you had.

Be sure to follow any instructions provided by Dr. Kirwan and his staff before and after plastic surgery to ensure a smooth procedure and recovery.