I had wanted this proceedure for a couple of years. I asked my dematologist (in Mexico) about it, and he said I was not a candidate for this lift. 3 years later, I have recently lost 50 pounds and had had 2 sessions of Thermage to tighten my jaw line. I was happy with the results but added that I guess I am just stuck with this "turkey gobbler" in the center of my neck.
My Dr. said that with my new weight I was now able to have the thread, it took a profile shot from a party last month for me to book the appointment. That was 1 week ago, and I am really happy with the results, he did not pull me too tight, just a natural look. I still have a little slack above my adam's apple, but I think that is great, it is what I had wanted. A very natural neck line, and better profile.
My vanity is now in check, @ 58 I feel I am the weight and appearance that I had wanted. Not Brad Pitt, but great for me. The proceedure was easy, and he added filler at the sides of my chin to balance my face, he really is a great Dermatologist. I have a pucker at my jaw under each ear that he had told me in advance about, that is going away fast, he said 1-3 weeks, and only 2 little holes behind my ears to insert the thread, that are healing fast to.
My Dr. has Emailed me and said if I'm happy now I will really be happy in a couple of weeks as it is going to stimulate the colagen in my neck and keep healing from within, making for a better look still.