Facial rejuvenation is a cosmetic treatment (or series of cosmetic treatments), which aims to restore a youthful appearance to the human face. Facial rejuvenation can be achieved through either surgical and/or non-surgical options. Procedures can vary in invasiveness and depth of treatment. Surgical procedures can restore facial symmetry through targeted procedures and facial restructuring and skin alterations. Non-surgical procedures can target specific depths of facial structures and treat localized facial concerns such as wrinkles, skin laxity, hyper pigmentation and scars. Surgical (invasive) facial rejuvenation procedures can include a brow lift (forehead lift), eye lift (blepharoplasty), facelift (rhytidectomy), chin lift and neck lift. Non-surgical (non-invasive) facial rejuvenation treatments can include chemical peels, neuromodulator such as dermal fillers, laser resurfacing, photo rejuvenation, radio frequency and ultrasound.
A neck lift is a set of procedures to enhance the appearance of your neck. You must be in good health to get a neck lift. You must consult with us in advance. For the meeting, have your goals in mind for what you want to change.
Here are some of the most common concerns that are addressed with a neck lift:
Turkey Wattle: We recommend surgery, which involves making cuts under your chin or behind your ears or both to access a neck muscle called the platysma. Sometimes, that may even mean removing some muscle.
In newer procedures we make smaller cuts and use an endoscope (a small camera attached to a thin tube) to complete your surgery.
We will discuss what type of anesthesia to use, depending on your level of comfort. If you want to remain asleep during the procedure, we’ll provide general anesthesia. Otherwise we can use local anesthesia with sedation. It’s up to you, however, to make that choice.
Instead of surgery or in addition to it, injections can relax parts of the platysma that are responsible for the “band” appearance or look of fullness. Those injections can be done in 15 minutes on an outpatient basis, meaning no overnight stay.
Liposuction: During liposuction we will make a small cut below your chin and remove excess fat. If you are also getting other procedures, it is very common for our cosmetic surgeons to begin with liposuction. You will be able to determine this with our doctor during your consultation.
If this is the only procedure you’re getting, you should plan on the operation lasting up to an hour. Your incisions will be stitched and bandaged. It’s important to make sure you understand and follow our doctor’s instructions on properly caring for the stitches and bandage.
Too Much Skin on Your Neck: In this method we will trim parts of the skin and lift it into place, securing it with tissue glue or stitches. This takes about two to four hours, depending on the complexity of your procedure. Again, your type of anesthesia will depend on your own personal comfort level. Our surgeon will fit you with a compression bandage that you will have to wear for at least one week unless instructed otherwise.
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