How Can I Get Rid Of These Hanging Rolls In My Neck?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Oh dear, my pictures show how bad my neck really is. It looks worse in pictures than in real life! How you are going to fix it I don’t know. But I suppose you’ll be able to figure it out. The horizontal necklines I’ve had all my life. I recall a closeup when I was 20 that showed them clearly. But the sag is relatively recent. In the last 5 to 7 years I started to notice sagging. The wrinkly skin aspect is newer and that’s what I really hate! If I tighten my chin it doesn’t show, but I can’t go around looking as if I’m spoiling for a fight! Thank you.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I can see your neck skin concerns. This is due to the traditional sagging of skin that occurs with time and gravity. Your long-standing horizontal neck lines act like clothesline across the neck and the sagging skin now hangs between them. That is why your neck looks like it has multiple rolls.The fact that you can stick your chin out and it makes the neck skin smooth supports that a necklift (lower facelift) will be the definitive answer…and then you won’t need to constantly stick your chin out to have a good looking neck.

Dr. Barry Eppley