I am 66 years old and I hate the sagging on my neck and jowl area. What treatment do you suggest?

I am not looking for anything to make me look 35, but would like to look 10 years younger.what do you suggest would be good for me. thank you.

Doctor Answers 26

66-year-old sagging neck and jowl area

At 66 years of age, it is  the normal aging process to have jowls and sagging facial and neck skin. A comprehensive lower face and neck lift will address tightening the muscles in the neck, lifting the jowls, tightening the facial muscles, and removal of  fatty deposits in the neck and conservatively tightening neck and facial skin. For many examples, please see the link below to our facelift photo  Gallery

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Saggiing neck at age 66 can only be treated by a facelift.

Tightening the platysma mucle, removing excess fat as well as skin can only be accomplished by a full facelift.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Facelift candidate

At 66 years young, you can almost certainly benefit from a facelift to tighten your neck and jowls.  Concentrate on finding an experienced plastic surgeon in your area who does natural work.  You probably also will need your eyelids done unless they have been done before.  Don't get talked into any fat injections though.  They are a waste of money.

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Lower facelift and neck lift with platysmaplasty is best option for jowls and sagging neck

A lower facelift and neck lift with platysmaplasty is a good option to correct jowls and sagging neck.  However be aware that your surgeon may decide to extend your lift to the mid face and upper face so that harmony between the 3 regions of your face is achieved.  The 3 regions are your upper face midface lower face and neck.  They must be an harmony for you to look the best.  When a neck lift and lower facelift is done to correct jowls and neck, is common to also lift the mid face and cheeks.

Face and neck lift techniques for facial laxity

Based on your description, as reasonable approach would be a face and neck lift that would address the jowling and neck laxity that you describe. Skin excess would be addressed during this procedure as well. The addition of fat grafting to the midface often helps to improve overall facial youthfulness.

Scott C. Sattler, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Lower face-neck lift for 66 year old

Lower face-neck lift for 66 year old
From your limited description it appears that you would benefit from a lower face-neck lift. In my practice a patient with your presentation get a significant rejuvenating effect from this procedure with rather rapid recovery. Seek out an experienced and talented surgeon for in person consultation. Review the surgeon’s before and after photos to assess the type of results that you might expect for yourself.

Boris M. Ackerman, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

Fix sagging face

  • You are describing the features that are usually very well corrected with a lower face and neck lift,
  • eye lid surgery, fat transplants and skin can be added, if needed,
  • Consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon - or several - to find the one whose approach most to you. Best wishes.

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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I am 66 years old and I hate the sagging on my neck and jowl area. What treatment do you suggest?

What you have described is normal aging.  You sound like an excellent candidate for a facelift, which includes face and neck.  Consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for an evaluation, and to discuss your concerns and expectations.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Sagging skin

Without a photo it is difficult to advise; but most patients your age and complaint need a face and neck lift. See a board certified surgeon for an evaluation. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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I am 66 years old and I hate the sagging on my neck and jowl area. What treatment do you suggest?

Thank you for your question, but a specific answer cannot be given without a clinical examination (best) or at least a photograph.

With that being said, the tradition approach is a face/neck lift surgically in many cases. However, lesser invasive procedures such as RadioFrequency tightening may help if the skin tone is still fairly good.

A new minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in the office under local anesthesia is ThermiGen. This uses RF energy with temperature controlled heating of the skin from below (not above like the noninvasive forms) monitored by a thermal camera. It is showing superior results compared to the noninvasive forms. 

I would suggest you consult with a surgeon with extensive experience in surgical and non-surgical techniques to find the best procedure for your concerns. Good luck.

Brian J. Lee, MD
Fort Wayne Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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