What would you recommend for neck & jowls? What can I expect as a result? I'm 51, don't smoke. (photo)
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Addressing Lower Face at Age 51; Nonsmoker
Patients who desire facial rejuvenation that is affordable, quick, and effective should consider the Lite-lift™. The LiteLift™ is an innovative facelift developed by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Larry Nichter and myself which benefits many male patients. The goal of the #LiteLift 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.
The technique requires limited incisions and takes a vertical lifting approach, in contrast to the traditional facelift, which requires extensive incisions and lifts or pulls the face towards the ears horizontally. The modern techniques used allow us to perform most LiteLift® procedures in the office under local anesthesia. Also, removing the risk of general anesthesia opens the door for more people to pursue facial surgery. All too often people do not move forward with undergoing the desires facelift surgery due to their overwhelming fear of the risks associated with general anesthesia.
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 that are discussed below. 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 patients 35-60 years old with 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™.
Lite Lift™ surgery is individualized for each patient. The best candidates for Lite Lift™ surgery have a face and neck line beginning to sag, but whose skin has elasticity and whose bone structure is well defined and do not smoke.
Recommendation for Treating Neck and Jowls
Precision TX is an office procedure done under local anesthesia by a qualified surgeon. It utilizes Nd:YAG laser energy delivered under the skin surface through three tiny, inconspicuous incisions to treat the entire neck and also jawline. It is effective because the laser energy is delivered directly to the underside of the dermis, rather than having to penetrate from the outside (as with traditional laser resurfacing, radiofrequency, and Ultherapy). In addition, the laser fiber is directed to the deeper layers to dissolve fat, which can then be more easily removed with liposuction at the same setting.
The results with precision TX are significant, although not as dramatic as with a full facelift. The cost is about one third of a facelift, and the downtime is only a few days.
My patients have been pleased with the results and are happy to have this alternative available.
Face and neck lift
Although there are many non surgical and minimally invasive means marketed for facelifting you would benefit from a classic face and neck lift. Repositioning of the internal layer (SMAS) vertically will improve your jowl and at the same time tightening of your platysma through a lateral platysmaplasty will help your profile.
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Recommendations for jowl and neck.
Hello and thank you for your question.
Based on the photo you have provided it does appear you would benefit nicely from a face and neck lift. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.
Best of luck to you
What would you recommend for neck & jowls? What can I expect as a result? I'm 51, don't smoke.
A lower face and neck lift improves the neck and jowls.
Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of necklifts, facelifts and facial procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Lower face and neck lift maybe/
You might be a candidate for a lower face and neck lift, but without an exam in person it is very difficult to say for sure.
Ulthera and neck lifting in Los Angeles
Ultherapy is ideal as a non surgical necklift and facelift for those who do not want to undergo surgery for facial rejuvenation.
Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS
Treatment for jowls
Your photos suggests that you are a good candidate for a lower face and neck lift.
- it will reduce and tighten the neck,
- smooth the jowls,
- lift drooping facial tissues back towards the cheek bone.
Treatment for neck and jowls
Treatment for excess skin in the neck, jowls and fatty deposits in the neck is a lower face neck lift. The procedure involves tightening facial and neck muscles, liposuction the neck, and tightening excess facial and neck skin. For many examples, please see our facelift photo gallery link below
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