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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Neck lift options
First of thanks for including the photos - it really helps!
Although you would get the best results with a full face/neck lift, you can get a decent result with an inch long incision under the chin a small one behind each earlobe
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.
I would not normally recommend it because it will leave a visible scar on the neck.
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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.
A lower face and neck can be preformed with local anesthesai and twilight sedation without the need for general anesthesia
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.
Removal of "neck wattle."
Hereditary neck fat and turkey neck
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