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Merrill
2 years ago
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Crepey Neck

I’m 68 years old & am looking forward to regaining a definitive chin & neckline. I also have a crepey neck. Is it unreasonable to expect the crepey neck to be gone after surgery? According to one surgeon I have interviewed, they claim it will never really be gone and that in a few years I’ll have to have it tightened.

Procedure: Facelift
Location: manchester, NH

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Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon

IF your soft tissues are loose and hanging then a facelift would be reasonable. If the skin is also crepey, then sometimes lasers or light peels may help improve the texture. That would best be done after the facelift procedure.

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Gary Culbertson
ASPS Surgeon
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The creepy or sharpe neck often requies more than one procedure over time. Consider a definitive Face/ Neck lift not a Mini or Life-Style type lift. Then, if your neck continues to be an issue RF or laser may be required. Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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Larry Weinstein
ASPS Surgeon
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A definitive chin, jawline and smooth neck are the natural goals of a face/ neck Z-lift. Most patients get substantial improvement with the one procedure. A pee or LASER treattments can help tighten crepey skin. Proper skin care can help keep it that way- smooth. See aboard certified Aesthetic plastic surgeon. Good luck...

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Think of it as two separate layers. The tightening of the underlying muscles gives the lift and defined appearance to the tissues while skin procedures like peels or lasers will improve the quality and appearance of the surface. Hope this helps.

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Michael Streitmann
ASPS Surgeon
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The crepey neck skin will not be corrected with a facelift. You will need a more noninvasive skin tightening procedure to improve crepey neck skin.

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