Let’s Tighten Up That Neck and Chin

Nobody wants a weak chin. We can’t all be Kirk “the Chin” Douglas, but would it be too much to ask for a little definition down there?

And what of our necks? Since the neck muscles and skin don’t have a bone under them to at least lie on, our necks can be the first area to really start sagging and showing its age. Gravity really has its way with our necks.

So, what’s a person to do? Go live in a cave?

Puhleeze. Dr. Lavey can do something about your jowl-y chin and hanging neck with a neck lift and chin augmentation.

What are the benefits of a neck lift and chin augmentation?

Dr. Lavey can tighten up your neck and give your chin a little Spartacus treatment, adding definition and a little backbone. KnowwhatImean?

Here’s what these procedures can do for you:

  • Reduces excess skin, fat, and muscle banding on the neck
  • Improves chin projection and shape
  • Enhances the angle between the horizontal and vertical parts of the neck
  • Removes folds of skin and fat
  • Improves body proportions
  • Reduces facial jowls and cheek hollowness
  • Eliminates the dreaded turkey “wattle”

Different techniques

The most common technique involves making incisions around the bottom of the ears, extending into the hairline. The skin and muscle tissue is then lifted upward and outward in the neck and lower cheeks. Excess skin is removed.

A simpler technique that Dr. Lavey uses for the very elderly or those who have premature coarseness of their neck skin is to remove the excess skin and fat without repositioning it. This method leaves a vertical scar down the center of the neck.

Patients with more excess fat, but good skin tone, usually have a double chin (think Jobba the Hut). In these cases, Dr. Lavey can use liposuction alone. This results in nearly invisible mini scars.

Neck banding can be repaired by removing the muscle bands or repositioning them.

When chin augmentation is included, either the bone is repositioned or a silicone implant is placed. Repositioning of the patient’s jawbone provides the more dramatic correction. When placing an implant, the incision is made either under the chin or inside the lower lip. Augmentation can also be done with dermal fillers such as Radiesse, which lasts around one year before needing a new injection.

Interested in regaining some youth in the lower face and neck? Call Dr. Lavey at 925-820-3633 today and schedule a consultation.




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