If I have chin liposuction now, will it impact good results from a facelift/neck lift, if desired, in a few years?
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Thank you for your question. Neck and chin rejuvenation comes in many forms as you know. Matching the correct procedure to each patient is very important. The neck is one of the few areas that can respond well to liposuction alone when there is existing skin laxity or 'sagging'. Mini open necklift techniques with wide dissection and liposuction can aid in re-contouring the neck. This will not help correct significant facial jowls though. Trying to get it right the first time is always best. However secondary surgery is still possible. Make sure you pick the doctor that will help you achieve your goals. A board certified plastics surgeon will have all the tools from minimally invasive to surgery. Best of luck with your upcoming neck rejuvenation.
Comprehensive face and neck lift at 63 with significant weight loss
In our practice, a lower face and neck lift accomplishes tightening loose facial and neck skin, lifting the SMAS and the jowls, removing fatty deposits in the neck, and tightening loose facial and neck muscles. We perform the face and neck lift under general anesthesia in a certified and licensed outpatient surgery center. Surgery should not be performed in an office, since it is an invasive surgical procedure. For many examples, our current price list and more information, please see the link and the video below
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Almost 63 and I've lost 30 lbs. in the last few years. My "turkey neck" is horrible.
If the chin is weak, this creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin. Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face. I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick and highly effective.
If you have "jowls” these are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a SMAS facelift. The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last). The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed.
My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
- very small incisions
- minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery
- can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
- no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
- excess fat can be removed
- excess skin removed
- cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
- most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
Hope this helps.
Surgical versus non-surgical facial rejuvenation
Thank you for your question!
Dr. Schreiber, Baltimore plastic surgeon