I'm 25 years old and have always had a weak profile. I had assumed a chin implant/ neck lipo would do the trick, but after meeting w/ a surgeon, I now realize that my chin is only slightly recessed and that there's really not fat in my neckline -it's mostly muscle. The surgeon ruled out a neck lift because my age, but admitted that a chin implant wouldn't create dramatic results for my profile. Do I really have to wait until I'm 40 to do something about my neckline?
Is 25 Really Too Young for a Neck Lift?
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Neck lift options
Kybella is an injection procedure that dissolves the fat an may require between 2-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. There is some swelling and bruising potential, with the greatest amount with the first treatment.
The Coolsculpting mini procedure cools the fatty tissue under the submental area and also reduces the fatty tissue under the chin.
As far as energy devices, I would recommend Ulthera if you are looking for something with no downtime, or Profound if you could tolerate some downtime. Ulthera is an ultrasound based energy that heats the underlying tissue and stimulates collagen in response. Profound is a radio frequency microneedling device that allows for the creation of Elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid and hence restores some of the lost elasticity in the neck. It has more visible downtime with the possibility of some swelling and bruising that diminishes in about a weeks time.
Chin Implant to Enhance Facial Profile
Without a photo it is difficult to determine an appropriate approach for helping you at your young age. Usually small chins or “weak” chins are traits that are genetic and run in families. There may also be developmental problems that did not allow for proper chin formation. At my practice in New York, chin implants can also be considered when a patient has excess skin or fat in the neck. For these patients, liposuction along with the implant may be a good idea to rejuvenate their face. I do recommend getting a second opinion by a specialist to help determine if a chin implant would be beneficial to you.
Neck lift at 25?
It is very difficult to answer your question without seeing your pictures – you should consider posting images showing your areas of concern
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Neck lift Candidate?
Thank you for the question.
Without pictures or direct examination it is now possible to give you good advice. Consultation with several well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons will be helpful.
Weak jawline and whether neck lift or chin implant will help
Neck lift and age of patient
It is important to look at what is causing the problem in the jaw line definition irrespective of the age of the patient. A chin implant will certainly give more augmentation and chin projection when there is a recession and retrusion to the lower jaw line. In the neck itself there is fat located both above and below the platysmal muscle which must be addressed. Men tend to have thicker skin in the neck, which does not give as much jaw line definition as woman from the neck lift procedure. A platysmaplasty will also give more of a jaw line definition once any subplatysmal fat has been removed.
Is 25 Really Too Young for a Neck Lift?
I think you should sent photos of your face front and on profile for review and/or get a second opinion. There's an aesthetic reason that your face and profile appear weak. At 25 years old, you absolutely do not have loose neck muscles...that's absurd. Please get another evaluation before having anything done.
Too Young for Neck Lift
20's is generally too young for facelift surgery, including minilift. Poor skeletal structure may be present rather than aging. Better options to improve appearance of the jawline and neck may include liposuction and chin implants. Other aesthetic options to improve one's appearance at this age include such treatments as skin care, laser, light peels, or tretinoin.
Some younger patients might benefit from tightening the neck muscles, without removing any skin. This muscle tightening is commonly performed with neck liposuction via small incision under the chin.
Only after a comprehensive evaluation by a plastic surgeon can he/she help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.