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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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,
Saggy loose skin under chin...turkey neck?
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Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Cosmetic Surgery is an Art and a Science
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
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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.
"Turkey Neck" Treatment
For best improvement and most longevity, you would commit to a necklift. No other procedure will be able to provide similar results.
Lower face and neck lift
Due to the significant amount of weight loss, the skin has been stretched out in the lower neck area. Anterior platysmal banding is also present. A lower face-neck lift with tightening of the muscle bands through platysmaplasty, removal of any residual fat and tightening up a significant amount of skin in the lower neck area will address these issues.
Sagging neck skin
The best treatment for this much sagging skin is a face and neck lift. This would involve making an incision inside the ear then around the back of the ear. It could be done under general anesthesia or local with oral sedation.
Loose Skin Under Neck
Congratulations on your weight loss. It is difficult to completely answer your question without more photographs but you would seem to be an excellent candidate for a neck lift to remove the loose skin and address the bands in the midline of your neck. In many cases following significant weight loss you may need to add a face lift component to the procedure due to the loss of elasticity of the skin from the weight gain and loss.