Should I Lose Weight Before Considering How To Get A More Visible Jawline?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have excess neck skin and fat and no jaw line. I am planning on losing about 70 pounds in the next 7 months so I will have even more loose skin on my neck. Should I wait? What procedure would be best to tighten my neck , remove fat and get a jaw line? Thanks 

A:Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. Given that you are planning on losing a significant amount of weight (up to 70lbs) there is no doubt that you should wait and reassess at that time. Weight will remedy most if not all of the fat issue and at your young age help tighten the neck. Then at that point you can reassess the structural appearance of your jawline and see what procedures may be of benefit.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana