What Are My Neck Contouring Options?
A jawline with full or loose skin is one aspect of the face that can easily make people look older than they are. Poor neck contours can significantly affect facial appearance, and Specialty Aesthetic Surgery has several options that can improve facial contours and address loose, sagging skin around the jawline. A neck lift or neck liposuction – either alone or in combination with other procedures – can easily improve your look with minimal downtime. Let’s take a look.
Neck lifts are used to address a sagging neck area and smooth and tighten the skin under the chin. A neck lift will typically be an outpatient procedure and will require either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Incisions will be made behind the ear or under the chin, and through those, your cosmetic surgeon will tighten muscles or tissues of the neck area.
After this, excess skin will be removed to improve the contour of the jawline, producing a more youthful appearance. This procedure can be used to address issues such as neck banding, “turkey neck”, and jowling to create a smooth, firmer, younger-looking neckline.
Some people experience a full or double chin that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise. In cases where excess skin isn’t a problem, removal of this fatty tissue under the skin can be achieved through a procedure known as neck liposuction. Usually only requiring local anesthetic and one to two small incisions under the chin or behind the ears, a surgeon inserts tiny cannulas through the incisions to remove subcutaneous fat and sculpt a more graceful jawline. Because there is no removal of skin, the best patients for this are generally in their 20’s to 40’s and have good skin tone.