It is possible that you may be a candidate for what I have termed, "The Laser Assisted Weekend Necklift:" It is a minimally invasive procedure and the downtown is generally 2-3 days.
Cervicofacial Liposculpture is first employed to contour the unfavorable fatty changes seen in the face and neck as time passes by, such as the ‘Turkey neck’ and ‘double chin’.
Careful attention is then turned to tightening the neck muscles and eliminating neck bands. Finally, I employ laser technology to ‘resurface’ the underside of the neck skin, thereby ‘shrinkwrapping’ the skin of the neck restoring a youthful contour.
A consultation with a board certified facial plastic surgeon will help determine which procedures will provide the best results for you.
Some of the newer less invasive techniques
include Ulthera and laser liposuction. The key points to understand is that
these techniques really only apply to a select group of patients that require
minor degrees of skin tightening. You describe that your neck laxity is post
weight loss. Patients who have undergone significant weight
loss usually have moderate to significant excess skin and require surgical
techniques such as a neck lift or face lift to tighten, reposition and remove excess
tissue. Not only does weight loss leave relative skin excess, fluctuations in
weight over time damage the underlying structure of the skin. Ultimately, the
best solution is a surgical neck / face lift. You should see a qualified plastic surgeon for
a complete assessment and discussion of your options.
Dr Guy Watts
A neck lift is the most suitable surgical option, with liposuction and/or platysma band tightening performed at the same time if necessary. For nonsurgical, Botox can relax the platysma bands and a laser skin tightening technology may help firm up loose skin to some extent.
If there is excess skin / skin laxity because of weight loss, the only way to address that is surgery to remove the excess and to tighten the underlying muscles. I am afraid none of the much advertised machine has the ability to produce significant tightening of skin.
Only a surgical tightening will give you the results you are after. Anything less and you will not only be out your money, but will still need to get the lift.
The latest and most effective treatment is a face lift and liposculpture and SMAS procedure ,to liposculpture the cheeks and the jowls needs an excpreienced surgeon who has done hundreds of face lifts if not thousands because this area is not easy to sculpture and can leave depressions in inexperienced hands .this procedure prolongs the .effect for many years .And this does not affect the shape of the face as there is not much fat left to expand and the face maintains its attractive shape.
If the weight loss is significant, there is no "shortcut" noninvasive procedure or minimally invasive surgery that will provide you with a result you'll be happy with, or that has any sort of longevity.
The tried-and-true technique is either a neck lift performed in isolation, or even better, a neck lift combined with a lower face lift. The extra skin that is present after significant weight loss simply can't magically dissapear without physically removing it with a standard surgical procedure.
These procedures can be safely performed on an outpatient basis either under general anesthesia or with IV sedation. The incisions are strategically placed such that the scars remain extremely well hidden behind the ear and along the posterior hairline.
Recovery is 2 weeks of "social" down time to allow for resolution of swelling and bruising. Hope this helps!
Facelift is still the best way to remove and tighten face-neck skin. Mini procedures give mini results. See an experienced shrgeon for best results.
After major weight loss, beware of minimalistic procedures. Often more aggressive procedures that remove a significant amount of skin and tighten the underlying tissues of the neck are needed; such as a full face and neck lift. Beware of trademarked procedures such as "Quicklift" and "Lifestyle lift", which are marketing terms to get you in the office and then you choose from a menu of options that may not be best for you. Make sure you see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Good Luck!
Need photos and more info to offer more help.If the weight loss is marked and at your age there is likely loose in elastic skin that the " so called noninvasive machines" are not likely to help significantly.Likely you need a 21st century surgical necklift.