all i want is rid of my hereditary wattle could a direct neck lift be a option i am a 60 year old woman i want the least invasive procedure there is.
What Is the Least Invasive Way to Remove the Neck Wattle? (Photo)
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Least invasive Treatment of Neck Wattle
It is very difficult to tell exactly what would work for you from one picture. If the wattle is mostly fat with the skin pushed out, then liposuction could give you significant improvement with little "invasion." For anything else, the only way to improve the area is a full face/neck lift. Nothing else will reduce the excess skin with a reasonable scar. I have never seen a direct excision scar that I thought was acceptable.
Consult a Board-certified, experienced facial plastic surgeon in person to discuss your best option.
Laser Assisted Weekend Facelift
Cervicofacial Liposculpture is first employed to contour the unfavorable fatty changes seen in the face and neck as time passes by, such as the ‘Turkey neck’ and ‘double chin’.
Careful attention is then turned to tightening the neck muscles and eliminating neck bands. Finally, I employ laser technology to ‘resurface’ the underside of the neck skin, thereby ‘shrinkwrapping’ the skin of the neck restoring a youthful contour.
A consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon will help determine which procedures will provide the best results for you.
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Congenital laxity of the soft tissue of the neck often results in excess skin and fat which appropriately evaluated can help to determine which solution will deliver the best and most long-standing results
A neck lift in such a situation can often results in dramatic improvement of neck contours and resultant apparent visual decrease in age. Combined treatment with laser liposuction has resulted in a excellent hybrid approach to neck rejuvenation. The combined laser light bow suction with skin excision and redraping in the area behind the ear can result in a dramatic improvement in appearance without the telltale incisions in front of the year and up underneath the sideburns. This isolated neck lift can dramatically improve patients appearance.
Attempting anything less surgical such as Kybella or liposuction alone may provide a modest improvement however while patients are often impressed with the minimal results they often return to the office looking for a more substantial improvement.
Counseling them on the more substantial results from a surgical neck lift will help them achieve their optimal desired results.
The Least Invasive Way to Remove a Neck Wattle
Your photo is very helpful. While there are some non-surgical options we have for tightening neck skin like aggressive micro-needling and medium depth chemical peels like the VI peel and Croton oil peel they would not be that effective for you unless you combined it with another non-surgical treatment called Kybella to remove some of the excess fat in your neck. While none of these options would be dramatic, they would “help”.
Surgically, a neck lift or lower facelift will work very well to remove the excess skin, tighten the neck and take care of other problems that often come with saggy neck skin, like loss of a good jaw line, neck bands, the turkey neck wattle and jowls. It is not as invasive a procedure as many think as the down time is only about 4 to 7 days and short scars can be used to minimize the invasiveness. It can also be done with local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia. This approach would be the simplest and give you the best results even though it seems more invasive.
I hope that helps.
What Is the Least Invasive Way to Remove the Neck Wattle?
sagging in the neck area due to gravity and aging process, neck lifting can be beneficial. In the neck lift operation we remove the excess skin and fat tissue in the neck area. This operation is performed under general anesthesia and it takes 45-60 minutes to complete it. The excess skin is removed by a thin incision under the neck and stitched again. The scar won’t be visible since it is located under the chin and it is very thin.
The excess fat tissue is also removed with a special device called VASER which removes only the fat without harming any other tissue. This device allows the surgeon to remove more fat precisely and complete the surgery in a shorter time.
I would not normally recommend it because it will leave a visible scar on the neck.
Just the neck wattle
The front of the neck could be improved with a small incision under the chin and removing the excess fatty tissue and repairing the Platysma neck muscles
Least invasive neck lift
Another more recent option is the use of Kybella in the neck to give you some tightening and fat removal at the same time without surgery.
Neck rejuvenation options
- Surgical Neck lift* with a lower facelift would be the gold standard and get you the best results
- Surgical Neck lift* would be the next best procedure
- Neck liposuction and or laser lipolysis if only fat removal is required, typically in a younger patient
- Ultherapy is an FDA approved non invasive tightening using ultrasound technology
- Kybella is a new FDA approved injection that melts fat under the chin
Based on your photos option 1 would really be needed to get the results you are likely desiring.
Talk to several board certified surgeons experienced in face and neck lifting.
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