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Loose Neck Skin at 35. Options? (photo)

I feel too young to have this. Please help!

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Neck Muscle Bands Require Neck Lift, Non Surgical Will Not Correct

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Hello Patitita,

Thank you for your question. The two folds that you see beneath your chin are caused by laxity of the Platysma Muscles beneath the neck skin. These can be tightened with a surgical neck lift.

Non surgical neck lift is a marketing term-there is no non surgical method that can lift skin and tighten the loose muscles beneath the skin. Fillers can be used to add volume to the face and camouflage the problem  but must be repeated at best every 9 months. At age 35 you have many years left and in time you will spend much more money on fillers than you would on a neck lift which will correct the actual problem that concerns you.

Consult a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery for a proper diagnosis and advice.

 


Boston Plastic Surgeon
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The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Necklift Can Work Well For Early Onset Looseness (Laxity)

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The neck, like the face, hands, and chest, are vulnerable to assault from long-term ultraviolet exposure, the dictates of our genetics, gravitational effects, and changes in muscle mass and elasticity with chronological aging. A variety of surgical options exist for dealing with neck problems. These include full lifts, mini-lifts, minimal incision lifts, and S-Lifts. All are predicated on cutting away excess skin, shoring up the underlying tissue, and reinforcing the long, thin, sheet-like muscle layer, known as the platysma.

But all these methods of repair are true surgery, which are expensive, postoperatively painful, demand protracted recuperative times away from work and social activities, and risk permanent scars. Happily, and especially in a person as young as 35, The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Necklift offers a viable alternative for diminishing unsightly turkey necks and cords.

Like its facial counterpart, The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Facelift, which is discussed elsewhere in Realself, The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Necklift entails the strategic placement of "strands" or "strains" (i.e. threadlike deposits) of volumizing fillers (my favorite for this purpose being a combination of Radiesse, a calcium-based volumizer and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, a hyaluronic based material) starting from the more "fixed' areas near the angles of the mandible down and outward across the jawline and extending inward radially toward the more mobile and lax central portion of the neck. The three dimensional result of creating these vectors (directions of force) in this fashion is to stretch the skin under the chin and smooth it.

Gratifying results are typically seen  immediately, and there is continued improvement in appearance over the course of the next four to eight weeks as the presence of the volumizing fillers within the tissues stimulates new native collagen formation leading to subsequent additional skin retraction and lifting of the target areas. The procedure typically takes about fifteen minutes to perform using only local anesthesia and typically entails little in the way of discomfort, bruising or swelling, i.e. little or no downtime.

Nelson Lee Novick, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Neclift

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The loose skin and bands under the neck can be fixed with a limited necklift. It can be done through a small incision under the chin that is well hidden. The two bands seen through the skin are two muscles. The edges of the muscles can be sewn together and it leads to a smooth profile. Dr. J
Disclaimer: This answer is not intended to give a medical opinion and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Tanveer Janjua, MD
Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon
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