What to Do with Neck Laxity when General Anesthesia Isn't an Option?
I'm a 39-year-old with mild/moderate neck laxity, but I'm not after a face lift. I understand that invasive lifting has the highest guarantee of success, but for medical reasons, I prefer not to have general anesthesia (especially considering its an elective procedure).
I have consulted 7 MD's who are respected and reputable plastic surgeons in the Stanford/Palo Alto area (head and neck and general Plastic surgeons) and have had a range of responses. One suggested a "mini" facelift (which is basically a face lift) with submentoplasty and chin implant, a couple recommended an isolated submentoplasty and chin implant, 2 recommended an isolated neck lift, and one MD said I'm not a candidate for face/neck lift surgery and should get a chin implant, Botox in the platysmal bands, resurfacing, and Titan Laser. One also said Active/Deep FX all over my face and neck would be the best. I'm now frustrated and feel as if there's no hope but to live with my prematurely wrinkled neck. Any advice?