A surgical neck lift used to be the only way to rejuvenate the skin and tissues in the neck. However, in recent years there has been an increase in minimally invasive, non-surgical neck lift procedures, which can be extremely effective in turning the clock back. The key is choosing the right procedure or procedures for your individual needs, anatomy, and lifestyle. The internet is an excellent resource for patients, but it can also be misleading. There is no single approach to improving the appearance of the neck, as neck aging is multifactorial. It can be the result of excessive fat deposits, poor skin texture, loose muscles, or loss of skin tone that causes sagging. For this reason, it is important to look for a plastic surgeon with extensive experience in all aspects of neck rejuvenation.
- Non-surgical neck lift consultation
- Procedure to treat excess fat in the neck
- Skin tightening with non-surgical neck lift
- Non-Surgical Neck Lift FAQ
Plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Sean Doherty has long recognized the importance of the neck as more than just an extension of the face. He prides himself on being up-to-date with the latest innovations and technologies, such as Renuvion® Radio Frequency (RF) treatment, and is an expert at combining the right procedures to achieve natural-looking, long hair with minimal effort, thin necks to Create as little downtime as possible. In the era of Zoom and FaceTime, this skill has proven invaluable for your patients.
Non-surgical neck lift consultation
The skin and tissues of the neck have always been one of the first areas of the body to show the first signs of aging, yet they have often been overlooked in favor of the face. This is no longer the case in today's digital age. The neck is the focus. In fact, more and more young patients are asking about neck rejuvenation. There are many options today, including surgical and minimally invasive procedures such as:
- neck lift
- Renuvion®/J Plasma-Radiofrequenz
And non-surgical procedures like:
- High Frequency (Pellevé and TempSure)
All of these choices make it imperative that you be seen in person for a physical exam, as the key to any successful outcome is finding the right procedure for the right patient. During your consultation at his Boston-area office, Dr. Listen carefully to what's bothering you in your neck, Doherty. He will ask about your medical history, family history, skin care, as well as any previous procedures you may have had, including surgery, botox,fillersand lasers. He then performs a complete physical exam to assess:
- neck skin texture
- Sun damage areas
- Muscle weakness, if any
- skin elasticity
- Degree of sagging or sagging skin on the neck and lower face
- previous scars
Procedure to treat excess fat in the neck
One of the defining characteristics of a youthful looking neck is a sharp chin. Unfortunately, many patients have a genetic predisposition to carry excess fat under the chin. Also, as we age, the skin and tissues in the neck weaken and hidden love handles suddenly become more apparent. This is particularly problematic for men who wear collared shirts and ties. Neck liposuction is the gold standard for removing excess fat. there dr Doherty is the best approach so that he can reshape his neck into a more youthful looking contour. Neck liposuction can be an excellent stand-alone procedure in younger patients with fair skin tone. However, if you also have mild to moderate skin sagging, Dr. Doherty performed liposuction using a radiofrequency (RF) procedure to tighten the skin. One of his favorite combinations is neck liposuction and Renuvion®.
dr Doherty acknowledges that some patients just don't want surgery. For them, he offers a trio of non-surgical fat reduction options. Kybella® is an injectable that literally melts away fat. As one of the first surgeons in Massachusetts to offer Kybella®, Dr. Doherty on the vast experience of the pros and cons of this treatment. It works best on patients with a minimal amount of sagging skin and only isolated fat accumulation. While there is no surgical downtime associated with the procedure, Kybella® requires multiple treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart and you may need 2-4 treatments to achieve final results. Although you can return to your daily routine right away, you will experience swelling in the treated area for a few days after each treatment.
Non-Surgical Neck Lift True Story of a Patient in Boston
He is great!!! I had several different treatments with Dr. Doherty and was 100% satisfied with all of them. I was bothered by a certain feeling of fullness in my neck and he recommended kybella. The results are amazing!!!! My neck and chin have never looked so defined and toned. I will definitely come back for other treatments. I recommend dr. doherty all
SculpSure® e CoolSculpting®
Two other non-surgical procedures to treat excess fat are SculpSure® and CoolSculpting®. The first is a laser that heats up unwanted fat and permanently destroys fat cells, while the second reduces the temperature of the targeted fat. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone forever, but both require multiple treatments to achieve the final result. Of the two, Dr. Doherty leans towards SculpSure® as he found that the laser heat results in some degree of skin tightening in addition to fat removal. However, neither SculpSure® nor CoolSculpting® are ideal for individuals with high levels of excess body fat and/or sagging skin. These patients are best served with a neck liposuction, a surgical neck lift, or a thread facelift.
Thread lift for the neck
A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses barbed sutures to lift the skin and tissues in the neck without cutting the skin. Lately, it has gained a lot of traction as it has become standard procedure for many celebrities. The advantage of a neck wire lift is that no incisions are required and therefore no significant downtime. However, the results are not as effective or long-lasting as a surgical neck lift, but with the right patient it can be a good intermediate procedure. Dr Doherty often combines a hairline lift with neck liposuction and/or fillers such as Voluma® or Radiesse®. Properly placed fillers can help create a stronger looking jaw by subtly changing the proportions of your face.
Skin tightening with non-surgical neck lift
Finding a way to tighten the skin without excising the skin has always been a unicorn in plastic surgery. However, in the last decade, some very effective non-surgical options for tightening neck skin have emerged, including:
- EndyMed Intensif Microneedling®
Radiofrequency (RF) treatments such as Renuvion® and TempSure® use RF energy to improve skin tone and texture, while Profound® and EndyMed® combine RF with microneedling for even more "wrap".
All of these modalities are extremely effective in improving skin texture issues such as wrinkling, brown spots, and redness, while providing a gentle lift to the skin. Some, like Other procedures, like Profound®, are more invasive and require more expense and remediation, but also produce a more rejuvenating effect. The right choice for you depends on your needs and your tolerance for downtime.
Bottom Line: When it comes to your neck, there's no reason to suffer in silence. With so many options, it's easy to find one that fits your lifestyle and has you looking like yourself again in no time.
To learn more about neck lift surgery or non-surgical neck lift procedures from Dr. To learn more about Sean Doherty at his offices in Boston or Brookline, contact us today or call (617) 450.0070make an appointment.
Non-Surgical Neck Lift FAQ
My neck looks like a Shar Pei, but I'm afraid of surgery. Will something like Profund® help?
Without seeing you in person it's impossible to say. The best procedure for eliminating severe neck wrinkles is a surgical neck lift. It just gives me the greatest ability to lift and tone. However, if you really don't want surgery, Profound® will give you some results. It tends to be most effective for the lower face and jaw. The results won't be as dramatic as a neck lift, so it's important to adjust your expectations accordingly. Combining Profound® with a wire lifter can also be very effective for the right patient.
Can I get rid of lines on my neck without surgery? And if so, how expensive is a non-surgical neck lift?
The neck has become a focal point for many patients. I attribute this in part to all the time we spend looking at ourselves on screens! But also because the skin on the neck isn't as strong as the skin on the rest of the body. I am proud to offer my Boston area patients a wide variety of non-surgical options to improve the appearance of their neck. The right one or the right one for you depends entirely on your anatomy and needs. Because of this, it is impossible to provide an exact cost for a non-surgical neck lift. Kybella® and SculpSure® are two of the procedures I often use to treat my throat. Both non-surgical neck lift options cost between $800 and $1,200 per session, and you will likely need at least 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve the final result.
Can microneedling procedures really help the skin on my neck?
Yes. Microneedling works by stimulating your own body to produce more collagen and elastin, which are two of the essential building blocks of youthful-looking skin. When the needles penetrate the skin, they cause damage that starts your body's natural healing process. The end result is that the skin and neck tissues appear plumper, supple and toned. There are levels of microneedling, from a light procedure like SkinPen® to something more intense like Profound®. The right one for you depends on your needs and your tolerance for downtime.
What is the best non-surgical treatment for a double chin?
Kybella®, SculpSure® and CoolSculpting® are the non-surgical procedures I use to treat my double chin. What's right for you really depends on your anatomy and tolerance for downtime. Kybella® was specifically developed to treat submental fat under the chin and may be an ideal option for localized fat in this area. However, if you have a higher level of excess fat, SculpSure® or CoolSculpting® may be a better option. My best advice is that you schedule an appointment with a certified plastic surgeon in your area to evaluate you in person.
Does neck liposuction hurt?
You will be numb during the procedure, so there will be minimal discomfort. After that, most patients describe recovery as uncomfortable and not painful. My neck liposuction patients are usually able to control any side effects with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Will the thread lift leave scars?
No. The incisions through which I placed the stitches are tiny and heal without incident.
Which Non-Surgical Neck Lift Site Is Near Me?
If you live in the state of Massachusetts, Dr. Sean Doherty lists non-surgical neck lifts among his services. For a complete list of services, visit ourLocationsbook page.