A well-defined neckline and chin lends balance to the face and creates a pleasing profile. For some people who feel they have a “weak chin” or the polar opposite – a double chin – Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. B. Aviva Preminger has several effective solutions. Chin augmentation enhances the shape and profile of the chin, delivering outstanding results that are clearly visible 7-10 days after surgery (though swelling takes up to 6 weeks to fully subside). Statistics show that more men and women are seeking chin implants in New York City and around the country, as the popularity of this minimally invasive procedure has risen dramatically.
But attaining facial balance and harmony isn’t always about augmentation – many patients, especially those approaching middle age, complain of excess fat and sagging skin under the chin and neckline. This appearance is often described as “jowly,” and tends to age our faces much more than we think. To combat this turkey-neck look, Dr. Preminger may recommend a combination approach that addresses both the lower jawline and chin, through a necklift and Kybella injections.
Necklift contours for greater aesthetic appeal
Kybella is one of the latest gifts to the world of cosmetic surgery, only recently approved by the FDA to help diminish the appearance of excess fat under the chin. The product is injected into precise areas of submental fat repeatedly over a period of weeks, and eventually breaks down and dissolves the adipose tissue, giving the chin a slimmer, more contoured look. Patients involved in clinical trials using Kybella reported positive outcomes, with very minor side effects such as redness and temporary swelling at the injection site. While Kybella may be a miracle solution for bulging chins, it isn’t approved for other areas of the face or neck.
However, necklift surgery can easily take care of sagging or loose skin in this area, instantly providing a more youthful and toned appearance. Men and women aged 30 and over whose skin has lost elasticity under the jaw line may be a great candidate for necklift surgery with Dr. Preminger. This facial surgery eliminates excess hanging skin and removes fat pockets in the neck and jowl area, providing a sculpted, clearly defined jaw line.
In short, facial procedures such as Kybella injections and/or chin and neck surgery can help reduce signs of premature aging that often undercut self- confidence. For many satisfied patients, plastic surgery with Dr. Preminger has helped boost self-esteem and improves one’s self-image. And all of these procedures may be performed on an outpatient basis in Dr. Preminger’s fully accredited surgical suite, conveniently located on Park Avenue, in downtown Manhattan.
Neck contouring & Kybella in New York City
Dr. Preminger has been heralded as one of the best female plastic surgeons in NYC, with focuses on not only facial procedures, but body contouring, anti-aging skin treatments and plastic surgery for men. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is Vice President of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons.
You owe it to yourself to look and feel your best! To learn more about chin augmentation, a necklift or Kybella treatments with Dr. Preminger, we invite you to call our office at 212-706-1900 to schedule a private consultation.