What is the least expensive and invasive surgery to correct neck and jowls? (photos)

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The Least Expensive and Invasive Surgery to Correct Neck and Jowls

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It's best to begin by consulting with a surgeon in-person. The presence of banding down the front of the #neck, and, amount of excess skin and condition of your skin are among some factors which determine what treatments will best rejuvenate your neck .

During your initial examination, your chin will be evaluated along with the neck and jawline. A weak #chin implies a lack of chin support for the skin along the neck line. In younger individuals a chin implant alone is usually all that is needed to improve the appearance of the neck. Subsequently, it will also improve the overall #balance of the face and can create the illusion of a smaller nose. As a stand-alone procedure, chin augmentation can be performed in the office under local #anesthesia. For individuals with signs of #aging in the neck, a chin implant added to one of the recommended procedures above, will provide optimal results.

However, if you may benefit from Lite-lift™. Lite-lift™ is an affordable, quick, and effective innovative facelift developed by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Larry Nichter and myself. The goal is to provide a less invasive natural looking option for both men and women desiring to refresh their appearance with less downtime and risks. The LiteLift® is a “real” facelift, which does address the underlying muscle, tissue and overlying skin.

This is a modified facelift that can be performed in the office with a local anesthetic and improve signs of aging around the neck, jawbone and lower face. These procedures are not "Thread-lifts" or "String-lifts". We do not use the "barbed" sutures employed in these other lifting operations. The Lite-lift™ uses longer lasting techniques. Because the incisions are limited, there is less bruising, swelling and healing time for most patients. Many patients can be back to work in one to two weeks looking rested and more youthful.
The best candidates for #LiteLift are non-smoking patients 35-60 years old with stable skin elasticity, well-defined bone structure but showing early changes of the lower face and the neck. Older patients who cannot or do not wish to have a longer operation or general anesthetic can be improved with a Lite Lift™. All in all, Lite Lift™ surgery is individualized for each patient.

The #price of a #Facelift is always a concern when deciding whether or not to have a cosmetic procedure. Patients’ needs and goals vary, so there is no fixed price for a facelift. The contributing factors to the cost of a facelift include the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, medication cost and the anesthesia fee. Estimated fees may also be found here on Real Self, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery website, Surgery.org, or PlasticSurgery.org. However, many #payments plans exist for cosmetic procedures. Ask your surgeon's office about finance programs and lenders they may recommend as well as personal loans available through financial institutions. It is important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in #neck lift  and facelift procedures to ensure you are receiving the best advice, care, and surgical experience possible.

She or he will evaluate both your anatomical features and aesthetic goals to suggest which procedure best suits your needs. In some cases there may be more than one option to choose from. If you are not a candidate at the time of your #consultation, your board surgeon can recommend non-surgical alternatives to address your concern.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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A lower face/neck lift is just the thing for you

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A lower face/neck lift is done under local with a little iv sedation for comfort and gives dramatic natural results usually for roughly $11,000.  It is so worth it and easy to go through it.

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
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Lower face and neck lift

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From this photo, it seem like you would get a great result with a lower face and neck lift. An in person exam would be needed to come up with the best treatment plan. Find a board certified plastic surgeon in your area with expertise in facial aesthetics. In my practice in the San Francisco Bay Area I have come to the conclusion that the happiest patients are those that have realistic expectation on what a procedure will and won’t do for them. Good luck!  

Dean Vistnes, MD.  

Vistnes Plastic Surgery 

#realself #drdeanvistnes #lowerfaceandnecklift

M. Dean Vistnes, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

Facelift Beats Necklift to Fix Neck and Jowls

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In your case, fixing only the neck and jowls via a necklift would give you less than optimal results. From the degree of skin laxity that's visible in your photos, I'd recommend a traditional rhytidectomy, which includes a neck lift, platysma tightening, and jowl reduction. I would also recommend some fat grafting to fill in your hollowed cheeks. All of this can be accomplished in one procedure. Results can be spectacular – turning back the clock by up to 10 to 15 years and lasting for up to 10 years or more. I hope this helps.

What is the least expensive and invasive surgery to correct neck and jowls?

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For minimal facial aging and neck laxity there are modified neck lifts and fillers that will make a difference.  The only surgery that will address your degree of neck and jowl laxity in any meaningful way is a facelift.  The neck is rejuvenated maximally with that operation.  

Richard Zienowicz, MD
Providence Plastic Surgeon
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Bang for your buck

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It is hard to comment on pricing in this circumstance for two main reasons.

# 1 it depends on what kind of result you want. Jowls can be camouflaged with fat grafting or fillers and neck skin can be very modestly tightened with RF and lasers. The problem is these will require multiple treatments over a period of time (1 year on average). So the cost adds up, the results are modest, and they take time to see results. For certain patients this is a great option.

# 2 A face and neck lift are more expensive but it will give you immediate (after swelling and recovery of about 2-3 wks) results and should not require any further treatment for ~ 10-15 years. The results will be more dramatic as well. 

So it is a decision you need to have after a detailed consult with facial analysis and discussion of your options with your surgeon.

Hope this helps.

Best of luck,


Benjamin Caughlin, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Best way to improve neck and jowls

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Thank you for your question about your neck and jowls.

  • The only effective way to improve your neck and jowls is with a face and neck lift.
  • You should get a very good result.
  • You can spend a fortune on lasers and fillers trying to avoid surgery and the result will be disappointing.

Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD

Options for neck

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Thermitight is the best option for neck other than a proper surgical neck lift.  However the amount of improvement will not be as good as neck lift which is also lower facelift.


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Tanveer Janjua, MD
Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lower Facelift Under Local Anaesthetic

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Thank you for your question and picture.  In similar patients I would suggest a lower facelift and neck lift would be the most beneficial to provide you with outcomes making the neck line smoother and the jowls and jawline contoured.  If your skin is loose, sagging or creating the appearance of jowls you may be a good candidate for a local anaesthetic Concept™ Facelift Surgery. This type of Rhytidectomy is unique as the facelift is performed under local anaesthetic, and is less invasive than traditional methods, meaning the cosmetic surgery has a significantly faster recovery time.

The Concept™ facelift is suitable for men and women who wish to reduce sagging in the lower face and neck and regain a more natural, rejuvenated appearance. The procedure is less invasive than a traditional facelift and there is less scarring, bruising and swelling for a significantly quicker recovery period

What are the benefits of Concept Facelift under local anaesthetic?

  • Minimally invasive as it is a short scar facelift
  • There is minimal bruising and swelling, especially when compared to traditional facelifts
  • As the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, you can go straight home following the procedure
  • Full recovery in a matter of days rather than months
  • Significantly less risk than Facelifts performed under general anaesthetic
  • Fresh, youthful and long lasting results

Typically a cost of lower facelift and neck lift would be between £8500-£10,000, many clinics many provide finance option as well to make it more affordable for patients.

Please make sure you find a reputable and qualified plastic surgeon who can assess you properly to give you a realistic idea of what outcome you can achieve. All The Best 


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thanks for your question and pictures. There are many options available to you in order to achieve the results you wants. Your best overall result would provide amazing results. That would be a full face and neck lift combined. There is no doubt that would give you the best result. However, noninvasive approaches (velashape to neck, 'mini facelift, fat grafting, laser treatment, etc) could all be combined in some form to give you a More minimally invasive result. Seek a bc plastic surgeon who can offer these to you. Best wishes

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