The Effect of Aging on your Neck and Chin
A sharp, firm neckline is one of the cardinal features of youth. As we reach our 40s and 50s, the angle formed by the chin and neck begins to widen and droop, changing the youthful right angle to a sagging turkey neck or wattle.
W Magazine addressed this particular sign of aging in an article called “Chin Up,” published in this month’s issue. In it, writer Alexandra Marshall laments about the inevitable turkey neck, and then explores some of the options for improving it. Unlike wrinkles and crow’s feet that some people can put up with, a lot of people find it devastating to live with the appearance of a sagging jaw line.
Two of the most effective ways to address the effect aging has on your neck and chin are:
- A neck lift, which can be combined with a facelift for an overall more youthful facial and neck appearance.
- Liposuction, which can be used to erase the appearance of a double chin. Oftentimes, aging causes a deposit of fat beneath the chin and along the jaw, which can be effectively removed with liposuction.
Many newfangled innovations like Ulthera claim to provide skin tightening benefits using non-surgical means, but the most effective, long-term way to get a tighter chin-to-neck angle is with a surgical neck lift or facelift.
If you live in Dallas or Fort Worth and are interested in a neck lift, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai.
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...