Options for a Younger-looking Neck and Jawline

August 20 2017

Typically, diet and exercise efforts do little to achieve or maintain a sleek and slim neck and jawline. Factors like genetics, overexposure to the sun, aging and gravity cause the skin on the neck and chin areas to lose its elasticity, leading to the dreaded “turkey neck.” Weight gain can also cause excess fat to accumulate under the chin, creating the appearance of a “double chin.” Although bothersome, these common problems can be solved with cosmetic treatment. The Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists are trained and skilled in treating the neck area. Here, we discuss effective neck contouring options we offer at our practice.

Neck Lift

If you are bothered by the appearance of loose, drooping skin on the neck and chin, neck lift might be the right solution for you. Neck lift is a surgical procedure that involves creating small, strategically placed incisions behind the ears and possibly on the chin to excise excess skin and redrape the remaining skin for a firmer and tighter appearance. Neck lift also smooths out wrinkles in the neck area, including neck bands (vertical lines on the neck).


If you’re embarrassed by neck bands but don’t have loose, sagging skin, Botox may be a more appropriate option. Botox is a non-surgical injectable that, when injected into the body, temporarily freezes the muscles in the treatment area, smoothing out the wrinkles and lines on the overlying skin. Results with Botox are temporary so repeat treatments are required to maintain results.


If, instead of loose, sagging skin on your neck and chin, you struggle with fat pads under your chin, liposuction may be right for you. Liposuction is the gold standard in fat removal as it removes stubborn fat cells in the targeted area. The excess fat is removed through a small cannula (suction tube). The fat cells cannot return as they are permanently destroyed. Any future weight gain will be distributed more evenly on the body. Liposuction can be combined with neck lift to achieve a more well-defined and youthful neck appearance.

To discuss your neck contouring options with a board certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta, please call (404) 255-2975 today.

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