Should I get a Neck Lift? (photo)
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Considering Neck Lift?
You are young for a neck lift, and likely do not need a big operation to give noticeable results. Platysmasplasty and/or liposuction are both options you could consider.
However, in my opinion, you should also consider Precision TX laser with liposuction. This procedure utilizes a Nd-YAG laser delivered through a fiber under the subcutaneous level of the neck and lower face. It is minimally invasive, with no visible scars, done under local anesthesia safely in the surgeon's office. The laser very effectively addresses both skin laxity and excess fat, as well as tightening of the deeper layers.
Results are not as pronounced as with a full face and neck lift, but they are much better than that achieved with Ultherapy. It is a relatively new procedure, and not many surgeons are using it yet, but my patients and I have been very pleased with the improvement gained, without the scars, risks, and downtime of surgery.
Necklift in a young adult
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Should I get a necklift
There are a variety of different options to treat the aging changes of the neck, and these need to be selected and varied to meet your individual needs. A neck lift treats three aspects of laxity:
-laxity of the platysma muscle
In your case, you may be a candidate for a limited incision necklift performed through a small incision beneath the chin. This would allow tightening of the platysma muscle and avoid minimal scarring. If significant skin laxity is present, this can be removed through an incision behind the ear, but your hair style may make this problematic.
You may also be a candidate for a nonsurgical treatment such as Ultherapy. While more subtle, it can improve the neck contour without any scars.
Ultimately, I would suggest an evaluation with a board certified plastic surgeon. THey can examine your neck and give specific recommendations for your neck.
Best of luck with your neck,
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