What Are My Options
One of the first places aging skin becomes noticeable is in the neck and jawline, with wrinkling of the skin and the dreaded double chin. It happens for a variety of reasons, including heredity, stress, environmental circumstances, and gravity.
There are a number of nonsurgical treatments and skin creams that claim to improve the look of aging skin, but the most effective technique is a neck lift. Whether it is due to excess fat and skin or a loss of collagen and elastin making the skin look saggy, neck contouring is still the best way to achieve the results you desire.
A smooth neckline can take years off of a persons’ age:
Neck contouring creates a firmer, smoother and more refined appearance to the neck and chin. Even without making any other changes to the face, improving a thick, wrinkled or sagging neck can dramatically improve a one’s appearance, helping a patient look years younger or even as though he or she has lost weight. Neck contouring can also help restore balance to facial features by providing a better defined jawline that frames the rest of the face.
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Other Options For Neck Tightening
As mentioned, there are noninvasive procedures that can improve the appearance of the neck, such as Ultherapy, which uses ultrasound, and ThermiTight and Thermage, which both use radio-frequency. The results, however, are generally less than satisfactory.
There are also dermal filler techniques such as a 3D vectoring nonsurgical neck lift, which uses volumizers strategically placed around the jawline and neck along with Botox to smooth the neck and make the skin more taut.
A happy medium between a full-blown neck lift and a noninvasive lift is a micro lift. which offers less scarring and recovery time because it uses an endoscopic camera. Watch the next video to see the amazing results:
If the issue is more than just loose skin, then liposuction treatment may be needed. This will remove excess fat pockets around the neck through small incisions behind the ears and under the chin.
Are You A Good Candidate
A good candidate for a neck lift needs to have fairly elastic skin, in good physical health, realistic expectations about the surgery, and be prepared to miss at least a week of normal activity.
Here is more on this type of surgery that allows you to feel good about your neck:
Modern techniques and technology allow surgeons to perform neck lift surgery using extremely small incisions, usually placed discreetly behind the ears and under the chin. Through these incisions, excess fat is removed, either via liposuction or through surgical excision. If desired, slack muscles can be tightened; in some cases, a small section of the platysma muscle may even be removed. Once the appropriate work involving the underlying tissues has been completed, the skin will be replaced and pulled taut, and the incisions will be sutured closed. Any excess skin will be removed at this point, as well.
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Depending on which type of neck lift surgery you choose, the price tag is always a question. According to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a neck lift is $4,528.
The cost of less invasive methods would be lower, but the long-term results might be something to weigh in the decision. Compared to a couple weeks of taking it easy, other procedures require numerous return visits and shorter stints of time off, so you have to decide what your final goal is.
Call to discuss your options with an Anaheim cosmetic surgeon to learn more. They will go over all of your options and set up a strategy to give you that graceful neckline you’ve always dreamed of.