The facelift and neck lift are well-known as the gold surgical standards for rejuvenating faces and necks showing their age. Those in their 50s, 60s, and 70s can quickly look refreshed and youthful, with effects that last ten years and sometimes beyond.

However, even young people, such as those who lose a significant amount of weight, need a way to tighten excessive and sagging skin. Younger patients may not be ready for a total neck lift surgery and want to explore their options, which include Renuvion J-Plasma.

The Renuvion J-Plasma system is said to tighten skin better than any treatment other than a surgical neck lift. It could revolutionize or even replace surgical neck lifts for some patients. So, neck lift vs. Renuvion J-Plasma: which is right for you?

A neck lift is best for excessively sagging skin

Some common signs of aging appear around the neck and jawline, such as sagging or drooping skin and excess fat under the chin. Surgeons can sculpt and shape these areas with a neck lift which removes excess fat and skin around the jaw and upper neck. The neck lift dramatically improves your appearance, restoring youthful contours and generally creating a more rejuvenated aesthetic. 

A neck lift is especially effective for:

  • Creating a sharper neckline
  • Eliminating “turkey neck”
  • Making an elegant, sculpted appearance
  • Correcting a double or triple chin
  • Total neck and jawline reconstruction

The procedure uses general anesthesia and will likely take two to three hours to complete. During the surgery, your surgeon will make small incisions around your jawline, chin, and sometimes your ears, easily hidden once your recovery process is complete.

Your neck lift may include the following:

  • Liposuction to remove excess fatty tissue
  • Additional skin tightening procedures to remove excess skin and reposition the tissues
  • Tightening the neck muscles

Renuvion J-Plasma is best for mild to moderate sagging and aging

​​Renuvion J-Plasma is the only device that is FDA-cleared for improving the appearance of loose skin on the neck and chin. It features a proprietary blend of helium plasma technology and radiofrequency energy to contract deep tissue for a skin-tightening effect. The naturally cold helium gas cools surrounding tissues, which:

  • Minimizes damage
  • Reduces discomfort
  • Dramatically decreases recovery time
  • Minimizes scarring

This exciting and minimally invasive procedure allows you to enjoy a lifted and perky appearance in the neck and jawline without extensive downtime. Because the innovative approach is minimally invasive, it can sometimes be performed under local anesthesia in the office setting; however, more significant cases require general anesthesia.

Renuvion J-Plasma is an appealing alternative for patients with mild to moderate skin sagging seeking a contouring procedure with less surgical risk. Other benefits include the following:

  • Only one treatment is required
  • Stimulates collagen at a deeper level for continual renewal
  • Tiny incisions
  • Relatively painless procedure
  • Fast recovery time
  • Complete healing within three weeks
  • Progressive results as healing occurs

Neck lift vs. Renuvion J-Plasma: Which is best for me?

A neck lift is best if you’re in your late 50s and beyond and are experiencing severe drooping skin. Even the best neck lift results eventually fade, meaning you will need a second procedure to maintain your lifted, youthful appearance.

Renuvion J-Plasma system is best for younger patients or those who have lost a significant amount of weight which is what caused their neck and jawline to sag. If you have mild to moderate sagging neck skin but aren’t ready for a full neck lift, this is likely your best option.

If you have previously had a neck lift, Renuvion J-Plasma offers a unique opportunity to tighten up sagging skin and restore a fresher, younger look without scar tissue buildup.

We’re here to help you choose between a neck lift and Renuvion J-Plasma

If you want to tighten your neck for an elegantly sculpted profile but aren’t sure whether to choose a traditional neck lift or Renuvion J-Plasma, we’re here to help! Our surgeons at The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery will use your initial consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals and assess the extent of sagging skin and excess fat on your neck. From there, they can recommend which options will best accomplish your goals and give you the lean, toned silhouette you dream of.

The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin. Our patients benefit from care based on over 30 years of experience, excellence in surgical skill, and dedication to beautiful results with minimal downtime. To learn more, please contact us for a consultation about neck lift surgery vs. J-Plasma treatments!

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