Would I get good results from just liposuction of my neck area or would I need a neck lift to see my jawline again? (photo)
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Heavy Neck In Your 40's
All of the other options mentioned are reasonable options and will improve your neckline. I think the other options will be unlikely with will be able to create the tightness and definition created by a neck lift.
In this situation, you need to do what is going to be best for you. If you are unable to have the downtime associated with a neck lift and price is a concern, then the other options are reasonable. I would recommend researching and clearly understanding the risks, limitations, and benefits of each option.
I hope this helps.
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I can certainly assist you with this question based on my own personal experience as a practicing cosmetic surgeon. A little background, I’ve been in practice over 20 years in Manhattan and Long Island helping people with this very problem. In fact, I am also Board-certified in not only cosmetic surgery but I am also a Fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Facial rejuvenation is a big part of what I do, and there is a continuous evolution on how we approach situations like yours.
One thing that can’t be done with just photos is a physical examination. Your concern of sagging requires physical examination because we have to tell if your skin can naturally retract to its normal position, or will it sag. If it sags, we see if it’s an acceptable amount of sag. The traditional surgical approach are some type of lift, or liposuction plus a lift. Non-surgically, injectable drugs cano melt fat, as well as non-surgical thermal tightening devices. As a cosmetic surgeon and with the practice I have, I actually offer all those options.
When I look at someone like yourself, I’ll share with you a little about personal bias because I tend to be more conservative. I tend not to advocate surgery per se in terms of lifting. The youngest person I’ve ever done facelift for was 37, and a close second was a woman who was 42, but her face was jowly and very thin so there was no fat to remove, but the skin was very much sagging.
In your situation, a non-surgical approach would be a good first line therapy, possibly liposuction to help you with the jowl, and a non-surgical skin tightening device. In our practice, we have a laser that allows me to treat the skin deeper to heat up the tissue both in the dermis (the backbone of the skin), as well as the deeper tissue to cause contraction. I chose this device after waiting and figuring out what device would actually deliver what I want, and give me still the hand of a surgeon to apply it in a way that makes sense to me. A lot of devices are used by non-physicians, and basically they place some type of connection to the skin and generate heat. Most of those devices are met by a lot of resistance from patients because of undesirable and unimpressive results. In my hands, I’ve been happy in this particular modality. Last but not the least, I add fillers in a strategic place to create a jawline effect using something called structural volumizing. There is an art into doing this, so it is never black and white, but it does require a physical examination.
I recommend you to meet with several doctors, preferably surgeons with different modalities in their office so you can minimize the bias and see who you are comfortable with what works for you. One of the things I tell my patients considering a limited surgical option or non-surgical option is that it’s relatively low-risk, and you can always do surgery at a later time. I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck and thank you for your question.This personalized video answer to your question is posted on RealSelf and on YouTube. To provide you with a personal and expert response, we use the image(s) you submitted on RealSelf in the video, but with respect to your privacy, we only show the body feature in question so you are not personally identifiable. If you prefer not to have your video question visible on YouTube, please contact us.
Liposuction of the jawline/neck is always the 1st option to undertake.
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