I have this nasty band of skin under my chin. I've never had a strong neckline, even when young (I'm 44 now). I'd like to know what are the options that could give me a nice pronounced neckline that do not involve going under general anesthesia? Ideally, I'd prefer non-surgical, but I'm open to something a little more aggressive as long as I don't have to go under (I'm just deathly afraid of the idea of it). PS Ignore my red chin, I had perioral co2 4 days ago.
Loose skin under chin? (photo)
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Loose skin under chin?
A neck lift or a lower face and neck lift may be appropriate. An exam would be necessary to make this determination.
Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of
facelifts, necklifts, and facial procedures each
year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo
galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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Loose skin under the neck does great with a neck tuck and is easy under local anesthesia.
Lower face and neck lifts are easy to undergo under local tumescent anesthesia. You don't have to take all the risks and complications any more from general anesthesia. Cost is roughly $8800 on special and there is much less complications under local. Sincerely, David Hansen,MD
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You are best served with a proven safe procedure which will reliably and safely give you an excellent and lasting result. Sadly there are too many who let fear determine their course. I would never have deep IV sedation in an office setting if I could have a general anesthetic by a board certified anesthesiologist in a real OR. Always do the right thing. Have a proper lift. Rainbows don't have gold at the bottom.
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can be done through technologies that shrink and tighten your skin. Find a doctor that has Ulthera and schedule a consultation with him/her. If your doctor is willing to provide some kind of warranty, then consider booking it. If all the risk is yours and if you don't benefit, too bad... I wouldn't waste my dollars with doctors like that. If a technology is truly effective, the doctor should be able to provide some warranty to protect you.
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It is a difficult question to answer with only one photograph taken at an odd angle. When there is excess skin present in the neck, skin removal is necessary along with tightening the platysma muscle and removal of fat in the neck as well simultaneously. A neck lift with skin removal or a face neck lift would be required. For more information and our neck lift photo gallery, please see the link below
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I am reasonably certain that you may receive different answers to your question. But I believe that you are an excellent candidate for a mini neck lift procedure, which could be easily accomplished in the office with a little local anesthesia. I am just over the bridge in St Petersburg. Please let me know if you wish to talk further. Please enjoy your holiday.
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