When we get old the tissues of our face and neck tend to fall, revealing our age. The muscles and skin of the neck loosen up. Restoring this area can be done by an incision in the crease below the menton, about 2.5 to 3 cm-long, which permits removing the excess of fat in the area, tensing the muscles and skin.
In more severe cases it could be necessary to make an incision on the back part of the ears which will be hidden inside the scalp to remove the skin that could be hanging in excess and also to tense the muscles.
This procedure I prefer doing under general anaesthesia; it’s ambulatory, and takes between 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
Recovery is very fast, allowing the patient to go back to work after 3 - 4 days.