Do I Need Neck Lipo or Neck Lift or Face Lift? (photo)
- Asked by embarassed in San Francisco
- 1 year ago
Here are my morphs done by a plastic surgeon
Questions: 1. Do I need a neck lipo or neck lift or face lift? 2. Do I have mouth protrusion(bi-max protrusion)? Is it severe needed to be corrected? 3. Do you agree with the implants? I am 32 male.
Submentoplasty and Cheek Implants
Based on your photos, you may be a candidate for a "submentoplasty" which involves reduction of fat under the chin through a small incision under the chin. This is more involved than straight liposuction and is dependent on your anatomy based on a proper physical examination. The cheek hollows may benefit from submalar or combined implants. An alternative to consider is a filler called Sculptra.
No face lift at age 32!
Your best return on investment will likely be from neck liposuction, submentoplasty, chin implant, and fat grafting to the cheeks. The simulations may be a bit unrealistic.
Neck Lipo in a Younger Patient
Neck lift vs neck lipo
I would recommend liposuction and chin implant. Be aware that you results may not replicate the morphs.
Neck liposuction and chin implant
Thank you for your question and the photos. Yes, it appears that with the recommendations you received, you may get benefit in the appearance of your facial proportions. The chin implant and sub-mental, neck liposuction will go a long way as a start. It all depends to what length and what extent you are willing to go for what some would say is relatively minor improvement. No, I do not think that you need a facelift.
Also, know that prediction tracings and images are not a guarantee of exactly what you will look like after surgery. Surgery is surgery and it carries risk. One of those risks is unsatisfactory cosmetic appearance.
I hope this helps. Good luck.
Neck lift or liposuction
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Liposuction, Facelift, or Necklift
Because of your youth I would recommend neck liposuction and a chin implant. With that approach we would be relying on contraction of the skin after reducing the neck volume. If you are not satisfied with the result a neck lift may be necessary. In your morphs it also looks like fillers or fat were placed in the grooves at the lower eyelid margin adjacent to your nose.
Should I get neck lipo?
Your pictures reveal a retrusive chin as well as excess submental fat. In combination, these both diminish the defintion of the jawline. I would recommend that you keep it simple and choose the options that will give you the best results, are least invasive, and have the least amount of downtime. In my opinion lipocontouring of the neck and a chin implant would fulfill the above criterion. Lipocontouring of the neck will remove the excess fat and enhance the jawline. A chin implant will create more projection which will further enhace your jawline and neck and create a nicely balanced profile.
From your pictures it appears that your midface region has some fat atrophy which means that the natural fat in your cheek region has shrunk. If this bothers you you may want to try fillers such as juvederm, restylane, or radiesse to replace lost volume. If you like the effect that these fillers give you then you may be a good candidate for fat transfer. I hope this helps.
Submental liposuction the simple solution
An Xray will best answer your question regarding maxillary protrusion, and will provide more information regarding the relationship between your upper and lower jaw and the skull base. This would be essential in patients entertaining the possibility of jaw surgery. Younger patients will usually not be best served by a face or necklift. Liposuction of the neck with or without platysmal plication and a chin implant would be a reasonable solution.
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Chin implant and neck and chin liposuction would work well for you
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