Neck Z-plasty

Procedure Overview

Neck Z-plasty is indicated for older male patients who wish improvement in neck appearance and wish to avoid a Face/Neck lift.

Excess skin and fat are excised directly from the front of the neck and then muscles tightened. The skin is then closed in a “Z” pattern which makes the scar less conspicuous.

Operative Time

1 1/2 to 2 Hours


Local with sedation


Infection, bleeding, and visible scarring have been reported


Generally 2 weeks for acceptable appearance at social distances