Can My Webbed Neck Be Fixed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a webbed neck. I have dealing with it for 50 years. I always wanted to improve the appearance of my neck. I’m unsure if I can gain more natural movement but I’m interested in finally achieving a goal of having a smaller neckline.

A: You have what appears to be a mosaic type of webbed neck which typically has less wide neck webs. But the skin and deeper soft tissues are tight and, as a result, does not respond well to webbed neck surgery. 

FYI. Webbed neck surgery does not improve the range of motion of the neck.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon