I am a 35-year old female and I recently lost 73 pounds. I'd like many things fixed :)...but the one that bothers me the most is my chin. I had a double chin when I was heavy, but now it's just loose empty skin that hangs there. What plastic surgery procedure(s) would I need to get done to get rid of it? I've lost 73 pounds but still feel fat because of my hanging neck. :( Thank you!
Saggy loose skin under chin...turkey neck? (photo)
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Neck lift with platysmaplasty
Lower face/neck lift with platysmaplasty would give the best results.
Tightening up the lower jawline and neck would make a big improvement and can be done under local tumescent anesthesia easily for roughly $8500. It would make a dramatic improvement with a week of down time and be safer than general anesthesia. Sincerely,
How to Tighten Flabby Neck Skin
Your photo is very helpful. Congratulations on your weight loss.
It appears that you have excess skin and some neck bands. 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.
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Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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Congrats on your weight loss. Based on your pictures you have prominent plastysma bands and a loose neck. In my experience, the lower facelift /neck lift with muscle band repair gives the best results. Get a consult from a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to better answer your question. All the best
Improving the appearance of loose skin under the chin
In general, a necklift yields a great result. A platysmaplasty and removal of skin around the ears can be performed if needed. An exam would really be necessary to provide you with the best advice. I would recommend consulting with a board certified facial plastic surgeon, as they will be able to examine you in person and go over your options. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck!
Saggy neck skin
It looks like you will probably need some sort of a neck lift but you would need to be examined in person.
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