Aging of the neck causes a combination of loose skin and muscle, as well as some excess fat. A neck lift can restore a tight,  youthful appearance to the skin area under the chin and neck which has lost elasticity and exhibits banding. 

A deficient or “weak” chin structure is the prevalent reason for this procedure; in which an implant is placed to enhance the appearance of the jaw line and profile. A short chin can be brought out by these implants, adding symmetry and harmony to facial aesthetics. Many times Dr. Markarian may recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) in order to achieve facial proportion or symmetry.  This is because the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. Also, chin surgery can strengthen the jawline in combination with a facelift or neck lift.

It also corrects the heavy neck or double chin. Dr. Markarian’s strive to provide precision in surgical treatment to restore a more youthful, firmer, smoother, and revitalized appearance.

There are a number of procedures available to revitalize the worn, sagging appearance of the neck. They range from very minimal in-office treatments with no down time, to more invasive procedures.

The goals of a neck lift are to restore a sharper, firmer-looking jaw line, to eliminate “neck wattles”, and to eliminate “jowling” and sagginess created by loose muscles or excess skin and fat.

Dr. Markarian will personalizing your procedure – as neck sagging results from a variety of causes, each patient requires an individualized assessment and surgical plan. Dr. Markarian is committed to understanding and meeting each patient’s individual needs and has extensive training and research experience in implementing some of the most advanced cosmetic surgery techniques available today.  Dr. Markarian will perform a thorough examination of your neck and personally discuss your enhancement goals before you agree on a customized plan for the neck lift technique that offers the results you desire.

A neck lift may include one of three procedures, depending on the degree of sagging and heaviness of the neck.

  1. Liposuction: Removal/correction of fat which may be indicated in a patient with good skin elasticity but has fat needing to be corrected.
  2. Cervicoplasty: Tightening of excess skin which may be indicated in a patient with extremely loose skin and muscles, with poor skin elasticity.
  3. Platysmaplasty: Removal or alteration of neck muscles which may be indicated in a patient with loose neck muscles and unwanted band lines.

A neck lift may also be part of a combination treatment plan, in conjunction with a facelift or mid-facelift.  Neck lifts are performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery.  The surgery itself will take several hours.  With neck lifts, expect an overnight stay.

Dr. Markarian will personalize your procedure – since facial sagging is a result of a variety of causes, each patient requires an individualized assessment and surgical plan. Dr. Markarian will perform a thorough examination of your facial tissues and discuss your facial enhancement goals with you personally to construct a customized plan for the specific facelift technique that offers the results you desire – whether it’s a traditional facelift, a mini-facelift, a midface lift, or a neck lift.  Dr. Markarian will happily discuss the measures taken to minimize incisions and strive to ensure your results harmonize beautifully and naturally with your features.

Dr Markarian will personalize your procedure – chin augmentation (mentoplasty/genioplasty) requires a keen aesthetic eye and advanced level of surgical precision to create optimal results that balance well and create symmetry with your features. An aesthetic-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Markarian is passionate not only about offering precise, up-to-date chin augmentation techniques, but also about creating harmony and balance that looks natural for the patient.

Patients dissatisfied with their facial harmony and chin size can turn to Dr. Markarian for chin augmentation. He is sensitive to the unique needs and expectations of patients, and in your consultation will outline your procedure options carefully before recommending an approach that offers exceptional results for your physiology and aesthetic enhancement goals.

Chin Augmentation is typically performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery itself generally takes 1-2 hours.

Facelifts are performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery.  The surgery itself will take several hours.  With facelifts (and neck lifts), expect an overnight stay.