Our Laser Liposuction Surgeons Discuss Neck Procedures
In fact, we never really consider the jaw line and neck area as it relates to a youthful appearance until we cannot help but ignore this area.
In our body sculpting NYC and Long Island offices, we consider all aspects of the face and neck when consulting with patients who desire a more youthful appearance.
As the body gets older and produces less of those necessary elements for youth, the skin on the face and neck become more prone to showing fine lines and wrinkles. This is partly due to the fact that the skin itself loses the elasticity that once kept it taut.
More than Skin Deep
Underneath the skin, the supportive muscles also begin to weaken and, subsequently, they stretch. In the neck, this appears as vertical bands. Furthering the appearance of age, small fat deposits may develop just under the chin, causing this area to hang somewhat.
In some of our laser liposuction NYC and Long Island patients, we see more severe cases, in which the “turkey wattle” must be addressed. Fortunately, laser lipo is ideal for the removal of fat in smaller areas like this.
Oftentimes, laser liposuction is used in conjunction with other facial rejuvenating procedures such as a neck lift for optimal results. Using this procedure first, to remove areas of fat just under the skin, the skin can then be lifted without the pull of excess fat underneath.
The liposuction procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia (when done in conjunction with facial plastic surgery), and a local anesthetic is also administered. Using laser technology, fat is melted under the skin and is consequently more easily removed, as it is then in liquid form.
The procedure typically takes only a few minutes to complete, and then the surgeon may move on to the additional procedure, such as a facelift, neck lift, or chin augmentation.
With a combination treatment, the face receives ample benefit through the cheeks, jowls, and neck. These procedures together freshen up the appearance of skin and take years off of the face by lifting sagging skin and producing tighter smoother skin in its place.
Jowls are reduced by the lift of skin, and the jaw line is refined through the combination of fat removal and skin being lifted. In the facelift procedure, incisions are made at the hairline near the temple, and also around the ear. Skin is then lifted, and underlying tissues are repositioned into a more youthful location. Excess skin is excised and the skin is secured in its new position with sutures.
Our surgeons also perform facial procedures for our laser liposuction NYC and Long Island patients with the typical surgery time running between 60-90 minutes.
Free Consultation with our Long Island or NYC Body Sculpting Surgeons
Cosmetic surgery is intended to enhance what is already there, building your optimal aesthetic using your best features. To learn more about rejuvenating your appearance by addressing the face and neck, contact us in Long Island or Manhattan.
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