Treatment For Turkey Neck & Jowls
Posted: 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 8, 2016
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: I have sagging skin of my neck and jawline and fat under my chin. My high school reunion is in 3 months. I want to look refreshed and good for my age but without surgery. What are my best options?
Answer: Twenty years ago, a surgical facelift would have been your main option. Nowadays, many don’t want to go under the knife.
Numerous non-surgical treatments exist, but only a handful are effective. Keep in mind that even quality non-surgical treatments can give inferior results when administered by less skilled physicians not board certified in facial plastic surgery.
With sagging in the neck and jawline, one often sees loose skin, poor tissue elasticity, fatty neck deposits, platysmal bands (the vertical muscle bands) under the chin and volume loss. While a facelift can address some of these concerns in one shot, surgery has risks and a long recuperation. Additionally, surgery fails to restore skin elasticity and lost facial volume, both of which increase the risk of facelift failure after 6 to 12 months.
My non-surgical approach combines Infini RF for lifting and tightening the face and neck, Kybella to dissolve submental fat and Botox “off-label” to treat platysmal neck bands. Dramatic results in the lower face and neck have been seen without surgery.
When non-surgical lower face rejuvenation is combined with upper facial volumization using Bellafill, the 5 year filler, this can give an overall youthful facial appearance that also looks natural. Non-surgical facial rejuvenation is no less costly than a full facelift but has the major benefits of no surgery, incisions or anesthesia. Restoration of facial volume and tissue elasticity are added benefits, neither of which can be achieved with a facelift.
JOIN US Tuesday, May 10, 2016, for one of 4 sessions: 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m. or 5?p.m. Learn about SculpSure Non-Invasive, Permanent Fat Reduction, Bellafill: The Filler That Lasts 5 Years, Infini: The Facelift Without The Knife & Kybella for non-surgical neck fat reduction. Refreshments, Raffles every session, Final Grand Prize Drawing, Special Event Pricing, RSVP required by 5/9/16. Call 561.238.0040 to sign up for 1 of 4 sessions. Location: Mandal Plastic Surgery Center.