14 January 2014

Close-up shot of a part of man's face. Isolated on white backgroSagging skin around the neck is one of the most common signs of ageing seen by Cosmetic Surgeons the world over. It is most often remedied by means of a Neck Lift – but a Canadian Surgeon says that, for people who see the first signs of the condition, a Genioplasty, or Chin Tuck, may be a procedure which is at least as effective.“Genioplasty alone can improve the neck considerably in patients who are not ready for a Facelift or Neck Lift, but still have some extent of Ptosis – or skin sagging - in the lower portion of their face,” says Dr Jerome Edelstein, head Plastic Surgeon at Edelstein Cosmetic. He adds that, for many patients in their 40s or 50s, who have moderate sagging around their neck or jawline, "a facelift would be an overly aggressive solution". Genioplasty involves modification of the bone or tissues of the chin, or the insertion of an implant. And, Dr Edelstein says, many patients who undergo this procedure also enjoy "a subtle rejuvenation" of the appearance of their neck. And although this is merely a side-effect of the main procedure, "it may be a more effective and economical choice for suitable patients," he concludes.