Question: How often is a neck lift performed along with a chin implant? What would be the benefit?
Answer: In my hands, I would estimate about 30% of the time. In Worcester, MA we have a lot of people of Celtic and English origin who have very short chins. With this kind of neck, as you age the area under the chin (the submental triangle) sags significantly and becomes thicker. Because the bone at the top of the larynx, the hyoid, sits low, the larynx (the voice box) sits too far forward. This shortens the profile of your jawline. A small silicone plastic chin implant placed through a small incision we will need under the chin anyway, will help give more definition and a stonger jaw line. Here are two examples, a young lady who had a submentalplatysmaplasty with some liposuction under the chin (a limited necklift) and a young lady who had full lower face lift (neck plus cheek lift):