I'm 25 years old and have always had a weak profile. I had assumed a chin implant/ neck lipo would do the trick, but after meeting w/ a surgeon, I now realize that my chin is only slightly recessed and that there's really not fat in my neckline -it's mostly muscle. The surgeon ruled out a neck lift because my age, but admitted that a chin implant wouldn't create dramatic results for my profile. Do I really have to wait until I'm 40 to do something about my neckline?
Is 25 Really Too Young for a Neck Lift?
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Too Young for Neck Lift
20's is generally too young for facelift surgery, including minilift. Poor skeletal structure may be present rather than aging. Better options to improve appearance of the jawline and neck may include liposuction and chin implants. Other aesthetic options to improve one's appearance at this age include such treatments as skin care, laser, light peels, or tretinoin.
Some younger patients might benefit from tightening the neck muscles, without removing any skin. This muscle tightening is commonly performed with neck liposuction via small incision under the chin.
Only after a comprehensive evaluation by a plastic surgeon can he/she help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.
Chin Implant to Enhance Facial Profile
Without a photo it is difficult to determine an appropriate approach for helping you at your young age. Usually small chins or “weak” chins are traits that are genetic and run in families. There may also be developmental problems that did not allow for proper chin formation. At my practice in New York, chin implants can also be considered when a patient has excess skin or fat in the neck. For these patients, liposuction along with the implant may be a good idea to rejuvenate their face. I do recommend getting a second opinion by a specialist to help determine if a chin implant would be beneficial to you.
Neck lift at 25?
It is very difficult to answer your question without seeing your pictures – you should consider posting images showing your areas of concern
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Neck lift Candidate?
Thank you for the question.
Without pictures or direct examination it is now possible to give you good advice. Consultation with several well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons will be helpful.
Weak jawline and whether neck lift or chin implant will help
First you should get multiple opinions on this first. You can send me photos to fully answer your questions as well. But a chin implant could improve your profile and neck line to a degree. Some people are just born with neck laxity in the under chin area. LIposuction could help you but you may still need a neck lift. 25 is young for this procedure. But I have had patients that I've done neck lifts at the age of 40 and above that told me they never had a defined neck as they had after a neck lift procedure that I've done for them. Below is an example of a video that helps to answer this question for you to watch and a link to see more informative videos:
Neck lift and age of patient
It is important to look at what is causing the problem in the jaw line definition irrespective of the age of the patient. A chin implant will certainly give more augmentation and chin projection when there is a recession and retrusion to the lower jaw line. In the neck itself there is fat located both above and below the platysmal muscle which must be addressed. Men tend to have thicker skin in the neck, which does not give as much jaw line definition as woman from the neck lift procedure. A platysmaplasty will also give more of a jaw line definition once any subplatysmal fat has been removed.
Is 25 Really Too Young for a Neck Lift?
I think you should sent photos of your face front and on profile for review and/or get a second opinion. There's an aesthetic reason that your face and profile appear weak. At 25 years old, you absolutely do not have loose neck muscles...that's absurd. Please get another evaluation before having anything done.
Neck lifts may be appropriate even for young women
Can I have a neck lift at 25 years old?
Neck Lift in a Young Woman
In general, 25 years is an unusual young age for a neck lift. But at the end, I don't treat the patient's age but rather the face an neck anatomy. Based on your very particular situation, management options can be discussed with their pros and cons - and maybe a necklift is one of them. A neck lift in younger patients can sometimes be the right answer in order to achieve the definition that you never had and other procedures simply cannot deliver.
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