Is it possible to tighten the muscles under the chin, in order to get a better looking profile in the neck area?
Doctor Answers 11
Dean Vistnes, M.D.
Vistnes Plastic Surgery
San Francisco Bay Area
Necklift in Young Adults
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.
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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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It is possible to tighten the muscles underneath the chin
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