Sagging Neck Solutions

By Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno on January 22, 2018 under Kybella, Liposuction, Skin Care

Sagging Neck Solutions

Many women and men struggle with feeling self-conscious about their necklines. The underlying cause of an unattractive neckline can differ from person to person. Because each person is unique, there isn’t a single solution to a sagging neckline! There are many treatment options available depending on your concerns.

Sagging Neckline Solutions

Small Lower Jaw

Having an underbite and small chin can cause a poorly defined neckline with the excess skin under the jaw. If your neckline concerns are caused by a small chin, a chin augmentation might be the best treatment for you.  A chin or mandibular implant can give you a stronger jawline, improving the appearance of a sagging neck.

Midface Descent

As you age, your face can begin to lose volume, resulting in the midface falling. This can also lead to lower facial tissue falling below the jawline, creating sagging around the neck. The best way to correct this is through fillers like Voluma or Sculptra or with a facial fat graft. By adding volume, the jaw and neckline can be restored.

Soft Tissue Changes

Due to the unavoidable pull of gravity, the soft tissue in the neck can change with age. The skin and muscles in the neck can begin to pull away, resulting in sagging. If you begin to notice neckline changes due to gravity, you might consider treatment with a chemical peel, microneedling, or radiofrequency. These types of treatment options promote new, stronger tissue production to support the neck and reduce sagging.

Stubborn Fat

If excess fat is to blame for a sagging neckline, you might benefit from a nonsurgical treatment like  Kybella. Once eliminated, you can enjoy a more contoured neck and a defined jawline. Kybella is an injectable treatment that targets the fat cells beneath the chin for an improved profile.

For a more dramatic improvement with stubborn fat loss, you might benefit from liposuction around the chin and neck areas. Liposuction uses small incisions to go in and break up fat, removing the cells for good and leaving you with a slimmer neck.

At FacesFirst, we believe in a customized treatment plan to treat your unique concerns. From noninvasive to surgical procedures, we can find the treatment that will give you the most improvement for a more refined neckline. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.