Am I A Good Candidate For Webbed Neck Surgery?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in the webbed neck surgery. Am I good candidate? 

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. Webbed necks like yours are the most difficult to get sustained neck reshaping results due to the tighter neck tissues that exist. A good preoperative test is the pinch test on the back of the neck/lower scalp. A certain amount of tissue stretch/flexibility must be present for the procedure to be successful. There is also the issue of scar visibility on the back of the neck in women with very short hairstyles that is a potential aesthetic concern. These two issues would have to be assessed to determine if this is a viable neck reshaping procedure for you.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana