I am 48 and am looking to improve the appearance of my neck. How do you know if neck liposuction or neck lift is the right procedure for you? I love the idea of a less invasive procedure but I really just want to get the best results.
At 48 years old, there is most likely enough skin and the skin elasticity has been lost to the point that if you do any suctioning you also have to pull the skin back a little bit or it will just hang loosely. You can do a relatively non-invasive procedure which involves suctioning underneath the neck and a post-auricular neck lift, meaning just elevating the skin from behind the ear, which can provide an absolutely wonderful result. This is something that should be discussed personally and by taking a very close look at your specific problem, but I would usually say that at 48 years old you would need to have some degree of post auricular neck lift besides the suctioning alone. Both of these things could be done even under local anesthesia or with mild IV sedation.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS