Is it possible to tighten the muscles under the chin, in order to get a better looking profile in the neck area?
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Improving the Appearance of Your Profile With a Neck Lift
It's best to begin by consulting with a surgeon in-person to discuss your options. The presence of banding down the front of the #neck, and, amount of excess skin and condition of your skin are among some factors which determine what treatments will best rejuvenate your neck .
During your initial examination, your chin will be evaluated along with the neck and jawline. A weak #chin implies a lack of chin support for the skin along the neck line. In younger individuals a chin implant alone is usually all that is needed to improve the appearance of the neck. Subsequently, it will also improve the overall #balance of the face and can create the illusion of a smaller nose. As a stand-alone procedure, chin augmentation can be performed in the office under local #anesthesia. For individuals with signs of #aging in the neck, a chin implant added to one of the recommended procedures above, will provide optimal results.
If you are not a candidate at the time of your #consultation, your board certified plastic surgeon can recommend alternatives to address your concern. Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in #neck lift procedures is important to ensure you are receiving the best advice, care, and surgical experience possible.
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
Necklift in Young Adults
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Improve appearance of the neck at age 25
- I think you need to see a plastic surgeon.
- Without photos, one can't be sure but you may benefit from a chin implant and/or a central neck lift with platysmaplasty.
- yes, results are permanent.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Neck Contouring / Laxity-- SmartLipo/VASER/ThermiRF, Botox, Venus Legacy, Kybella, CoolMini
if you do not like your profile sometimes a weak chin gives you a fuller neck appearance.
Improving your profile by addressing the muscles under the chin
A neck lift is customized to each patient. Liposuction, skin excision, and platysmaplasty (muscle tightening) are some of the techniques that may be used in combination to improve the profile.
A consultation with the surgeon will give you the best idea of what techniques are applicable and safe for you.
Tightening The Neck
As with most cometic questions, the very best answer is difficult to reach without seeing a picture of what you are describing, or better yet seeing you in person. The best answer to loose muscles under the chin is most certainly a platysmaplasty or submentoplasty; however, at just 25, that is pretty young to have muscle laxity such as this.
You may also be a good candidate for a chin implant. A chin implant can really bring balance to face while also reinforcing the structure under the chin and enhancing the jaw line. Chin implants have only a 1% infection rate and typically last a lifetime! If you are unsatisfied or dislike the appearance of the implant it is very easy to remove. To remove the implant, we go through the same incision we made to insert the implant, which is hidden below the chin. All of this can be done under local anesthesia and requires virtually no down time!
Again, we can't provide you with the very most accurate information without actually seeing you, but these are the common solutions to your concern.
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