Your face is not only the first thing people notice about you, but it can also be the first to show signs of aging. Delicate skin on the face and environmental factors including sun damage, smoking, and weight change can all contribute to facial concerns such as wrinkles, lines, and saggy skin. Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Franklyn Elliott, sees many patients who are concerned about facial aging, but would like to appear more youthful without drastic change.
Two procedures that can rejuvenate a patient’s facial appearance are neck lift and chin surgery. Sometimes neck lift and chin augmentation can be performed as a combination procedure to address aging and improve facial balance. As a board certified plastic surgeon for over 25 years, Dr. Elliott has seen great results for both men and women after neck lift and/or chin augmentation surgery.
Common concerns that are addressed with neck lift surgery include excess fat hanging skin, and a turkey waddle appearance (neck bands). Depending on the patient’s unique goals, Dr. Elliott uses liposuction to eliminate excess fat around the neck, while surgical techniques may be used for patients with a turkey waddle who need skin removed and neck muscles tightened.
Your chin affects the overall aesthetic balance of the face; a sunken or protruding chin can be adjusted through chin augmentation surgery or genioplasty. During chin surgery, an implant is placed over the bone structure of the lower jaw to achieve a stronger, pronounced chin.
Despite diet and exercise, excess fat and skin around the neck is common with aging. A combination of neck lift, liposuction of the double chin, and chin augmentation surgery can improve the facial profile, providing an aesthetic balance and definition between the chin and neck.
During a consultation, Dr. Elliott discusses which facial procedures would provide optimal results and addresses each patient’s questions and concerns. To schedule a consultation, please contact our office. Be sure to connect with Dr. Elliott on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest cosmetic and reconstructive surgery news and information.