Considering Neck Lift, Implant, Liposuction to neck area. (photos)
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Considering Neck Lift, Implant, Liposuction to neck area.
A weak chin 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.
"Jowls” are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a SMAS facelift (when present, they preclude a Neck Lift from being performed alone without some form of lower Facelift based upon the direction the neck tissues are lifted). 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, deep plane, cheek lift and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
- very small incisions
- minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery ( several days instead of weeks or months with the more invasive type facelifts mentioned)
- 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.
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Very good question, and one that often patients have when they come for consultation. There is everything from minimally invasive through more advanced, surgical procedures. It all depends on your comfort level, how good a candidate you are for each particular procedure or option, and, at the end of the day, just "how far down the rabbit hole" do you want to go ;). As you look fairly young, I would stick with the more minimally invasive first before jumping into neck lifts. As much as I like doing them, I feel like you should know about all options as well. In regards to chin augmentation, an implant works great. It's quick, simple, easy, and can be done even under local anesthesia. To improve the jawline, you can do a variety of things from a minimally invasive standpoint. This all depends on your skin elasticity, the amount of adipose tissue and where its located, etc. These are all things that can be answered during your consultation and evaluated with a physical exam. Kybella, an injectable which melts fat, can be used in the area under your chin to help improve the highlight and contour of your jawline. Microliposuction can also be done to remove that fat as well. I personally have now moved more into using ThermiRF for patients - it melts the fat as well as tightens the skin, providing long lasting results that continue to get better over the span of a year. Also, you can treat the jowl formation around the lower aspect of the cheeks as well which is an added benefit. I really have been very happy with it for a "minimally invasive" procedure. Anyways, long story short, you have lots of options out there, and I do believe you would do great. I hope some of this helps. Best of luck!