Do you want to age gracefully but find your heavily creased or saggy neck interferes with your goals? Dr. Jonathan Grant has good news: there are plenty of treatments that promise to smooth and tighten your neck and help you age on your own terms.
Dr. Grant can evaluate your specific concerns and recommend the solution or combination of solutions that will help you look and feel your best. Read on as he reveals the best anti-aging procedures for the neck.
Neck lift, performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with a full facelift, is the gold standard of neck rejuvenation. During the procedure, excess neck skin and fat are removed and the tissues are lifted and tightened. Then, the remaining skin is re-draped smoothly over the neck.
When performed by a surgeon of Dr. Grant’s caliber, the outcomes of neck lift look soft and natural. For patients who want to commit the time and energy to surgery and recovery, the results are well worth it.
If the neck and jawline have accumulated bigger amounts of excess fat, liposuction can be performed to remove the fat and gently contour the neck. In most patients under the age of 35 or 40, liposuction alone can significantly improve the neck contour without a lifting procedure. However, as we age so do the chances that a lifting procedure will be needed as well to address laxity after excess fat has been removed by liposuction.
Botox® and Facial Fillers
Not every patient requires surgery to turn back the clock on an aging neck. Anti-aging injections can treat wrinkles and creases on the neck to create a smoother and more elegant neck contour though changes are usually more subtle than they are with surgical treatment and retreatment is required to maintain the injection treatment benefit.
Botox®, Xeomin®, Jeuveau, and Dysport are injectable treatment options that can temporarily relax targeted neck muscles. When injected into the muscles of the neck that pull down the jawline, Botox® can subtly change the shape of the jaw and neck, making it appear slimmer and less saggy.
For those concerned about excess fat blurring the natural angle between the jawline and neck, Kybella® can help. This non-surgical treatment dissolves unwanted submental fat through a series of injections for a leaner and more defined chin and jawline. The injectable product is formulated with deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that helps break down and absorb fat. Kybella® can be easily administered in our office in a relatively short time, although two to three injection sessions are usually required.
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Whether you are seeking a minimally invasive solution to moderate signs of aging or a comprehensive transformation, Dr. Grant can help you achieve your goals. Please contact our practice and request a consultation to discuss the available options.