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Individuals interested in improving the appearance of their neck region have a number of options available to them. At Yorkville Institute of Plastic Surgery, I offer the following three treatments for neck rejuvenation, each of which can achieve excellent results depending on the patient’s specific needs and/or goals.

BOTOX® Injections

BOTOX® injections can be used as a non-surgical method for softening the appearance of platysmal bands (the vertical cords along the neck that are oftentimes seen on older patients). The main advantage of BOTOX® injections is that they are quick to perform, they have no downtime, and they are less expensive than surgery. However, disadvantages are that the results are temporary, and BOTOX® injections may not be able to achieve as good of an outcome as surgical correction of the platysmal bands.

Chin and Neck Liposuction

Liposuction of the chin and neck can be used to remove fatty tissues from the “double chin” and neck region, refine the depth and angle at the transition from the chin to the neck, and enhance the definition between the neck and jawline. Liposuction of the chin/neck region can be performed as a single modality or in conjunction with a mini, traditional, or extended neck lift.

Neck Lift Surgery

Traditional neck lift surgery rejuvenates the neck by lifting sagging skin, tightening loose muscles (i.e. neck bands), and removing fat. Variations to this procedure include the mini neck lift, which involves liposuction and the correction of platysmal bands with no skin tightening. Another variation is the extended neck lift which encompasses the correction found in traditional neck lift plus tightening of the jawline and lower facial region. Candidacy for mini, traditional, or extended neck lift surgery will be determined based on the individual’s particular indications.

Lawrence Tong, MD

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For more information about neck rejuvenation, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tong, please feel free to contact us today.