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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.
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.
Dr. Yekaterina Bakhta is a board-certified ObGyn who provides exceptional care to women of all ages. Striving to perfect female beauty and function inside and out, Dr. Bakhta offers a variety of treatments to enhance the female form utilizing the newest medications, cutting edge technology and innovative surgical techniques. She is developing advances in cosmetic gynecology and esthetics.
Reconstruction, labioplasty, incontinence procedures as well as laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries. Well respected by both colleagues and patients, she has always been praised for her surgical skills and quick post-operative recovery.
Including vaginal reconstruction, labioplasty, incontinence procedures as well as laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries. Well respected by both colleagues and patients, she has always been praised for her surgical skills and quick post-operative recovery.