Until now, the best and only proper way to address an aging neck was a neck lift. It is a fantastic surgery but it is “over kill” in the majority of non-obese patients. The ideal neck lift patient has a large neck or a neck with lots of extra fat or lots of extra skin. A neck lift creates a beautiful jaw line and a nicely-sculpted and natural-looking neck with long-lasting results.
The ideal candidate for submentoplasty is a patient who is relatively within their ideal weight to height ratio with moderate loose skin and fat who wants a nicer neckline. This 45-minute “mini neck lift” provides exactly the proper amount of “surgery” for such patients. The results are significant yet natural. There is almost no pain and the only downtime is associated with the post-op bruising which can readily be covered with make-up. The results are real and long lasting and do not rely on sutures or wires and the procedure is relatively quick and safe. What allows this procedure to stand apart from almost anything else out there today is the use of a very small hidden “T” incision under the chin which allows removal of excess skin and fat as well as muscle tightening through this one-inch incision that is well hidden and inconspicuous. Patients often return to work within 5 days and the cost is about half of what a neck lift would be. However, proper patient selection is key to achieving the best results. This procedure is amazing but it is not for everyone.