The neckline is one focal point that may make both men and women feel self-conscious about their unavoidable signs of aging. However, there is not one solution that helps all patients, and each sagging neckline has an underlying cause that needs to be addressed.

A consultation with Dr. Shienbaum at Brandon Plastic Surgery helps analyze the tissue and bone structure of the midface, jaw, and neck. This analysis can determine what solution will work best with your cosmetic concerns. The following are some of the most common causes of poor, drooping necklines for patients near Lakeland and Riverview:

Lower Jaw

If you have an undefined jawline and a short chin, it generally means that there is less bone support of the jawline and submental region (under the chin). Individuals with this type of lower jaw may have an obtuse neck-chin angle, which often leads to unnecessary, extra skin. Similarly, if your chin is horizontally too short, you may run into the same troubling factors.

Genioplasty and chin implants can help remedy this cosmetic concern. Additionally, these procedures can easily include liposuction, which helps contour and redefine the soft tissues of the neckline. However, if your skin is hanging and too loose for liposuction and a chin augmentation, a traditional neck lift may be required to achieve desirable results.

Mid-Face Sagging

As we age, we begin to lose the volume in facial fat compartments, which generally results in a sagging mid-face region of the cheeks and nose. This can lead to the formation of nasolabial folds or jowls that fall over the jawline over time. To redefine your jawline, minimally invasive solutions, such as dermal fillers, may be recommended to replenish the lost volume in problem areas. Fillers, including Juvéderm® or Sculptra® in Brandon, FL, provide immediate natural volume that provides age-defying results without the need of surgery.

Gravity Effects

We may not realize it before it is too late, but gravity affects the skin and muscles of our face, leading to unsightly sagging skin and banding of the neck. If you are still in the early stages of the gravitational changes, some non-invasive treatments including micro-needling, radiofrequency treatments, and chemical peels may help tighten and tone your skin, delaying the inevitable aging process. However, if you cannot find solution with these, a traditional face/neck lift is an excellent option for you.

If you are unhappy with your jaw and neckline, Dr. Shienbaum offers many solutions to restore and redefine your neck and chin contour. Treatment options will be discussed during your initial consultation based on the best results tailored to your specific concerns. You don’t have to hide underneath scarves any longer. Dare to bare your neck and jawline, book your consultation today!