FEEL LIKE A NEW PERSON WITH A NECK LIFT
A neck lift at Los Angeles area’s Sunset Cosmetic Surgery reduces problems with the fat, muscle, and skin of the neck and jaw line. Sagging skin, fleshy neck, “jowls,” neck “banding,” or “turkey wattle” are all common complaints that can be addressed with this surgery, also known as platysmaplasty. Neck lifts are done through a small incision under the chin and are often incorporated as part of a lower face lift. The neck muscles are treated, stitched, and tightened to lift the “muscle hammock” and create a more refined jaw/neck contour. This lift can also be done under local anesthesia.
If the problem is limited to excess fat, a minor neck liposuction procedure can be used to remove the pocket of fat. Often, a liposuction-only procedure for under the chin can be done on an outpatient basis with local anesthetic in the office. The laser neck lift delivers energy that can help “melt” some of the more stubborn fat and help stimulate collagen production.
THE SUNSET DIFFERENCE
Younger tissue tends to be tight and smooth, supported by structure-providing collagen and healthy, well-distributed fat. Over time, collagen breaks down and fat changes positions on the face. Fat cells can also collect in pockets that create bulges resistant to even consistent diet and exercise. Coupled with muscles that grow lax as we age, these conditions can collectively create a neck that looks baggy and full.
The incisions necessary for a neck lift are typically around the ear and under the chin, giving the surgeon access to the underlying tissues so he can tighten the muscles there and remove excess fat and skin as necessary. Once the area is re-contoured, the skin is re-draped so it sits tighter over the sleeker contours, while avoiding the too-tight look associated with some doctors’ plastic surgery techniques.
Neck liposuction involves just the removal of fat, and is generally recommended for patients whose skin is still supple and flexible, able to closely conform to a slimmer profile.ESTD