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3 Doctor Answers | Asked by brook607 in NYC
Suture suspension neck lift may be a better option In cosmetic surgery patients that do not have a sharp transition in profile between the submental area (area below the jawline) and the anterior neck, and in patients who simply want that transition enhanced, I add a 'suture suspension necklift'. A permanent suture is passed subcutaneously across the anterior neck, at the level corresponding to depth of the angle between the submental area and anterior neck, and is then...
Botox works poorly for turkey necks. Its action is to relax muscles. It does nothing to tighten skin. It does nothing to tighten the platysma. It does nothing to reduce neck fat. Occasionally if there is a hypertrophic band of platysma, Botox can help relax it. However patients with a true turkey neck will likely be very disappointed with Botox alone. Liposuction alone can give reasonable benefits to patients who have primarily a problem with fat but their deep tissues (platysma) is...
Dear Brooks Botox for the neck cords can be helpful. However, it is not nearly as dramatic as surgery. I think that it is not unreasonable to try BOTOX for the neck cords. If it works, great. If not then surgery will be necessary. I would discourage you from having just a neck lift however. The face needs to be opened to do an proper necklift and it makes sense to have a neck and cheek lift at the same time.