Associates In Plastic Surgery
At Associates in Plastic Surgery, we focus on our patients’ concerns to improve the appearance and contour of the neck. It is quite common for patients to request a neck lift to eliminate excess folds of skin along the neck commonly known as “turkey gobblers”. A neck lift is beneficial in removing fat that can hinder the look of a youthful jaw line. It also corrects jowls, deep folds and wrinkles commonly associated with aging.
Improvement is achieved by removing the extra skin and fat while tightening underlying muscles. Draping the skin backward and removing the excess skin along incisions located around the ears can achieve this desired result. A small incision beneath the chin is often used to provide access to the middle portion of the neck. Using this approach, central fat can be more readily sculpted to provide a trimmer contour and the neck muscles can also be tightened if needed.
Males have an additional option!
Direct excision of the excessive tissue in the neck can be carried out. This leaves scars in the area of the mid-portion of the neck extending from the chin down to the thyroid area (Adam’s apple). In the bearded skin of the male these scars generally become very faint in time. This procedure is not as common to females, as the scars in this area of non-bearded skin may remain noticeable.
In addition to surgical tightening, as described above, liposuction alone can be used to rejuvenate the neck for patients with less subcutaneous fat and skin redundancies. This procedure requires less anesthesia and patients have a shorter recovery period. Combined with chin procedures this approach can yield very dramatic results.
What about non-surgical options?
Associates in Plastic Surgery is proud to offer Kybella, a new FDA-approved solution for submental fullness, more commonly known as a “double chin”. Submental fullness is a common cosmetic concern, which can have a significant impact on one’s self-esteem, especially since this unwanted fat is generally resistant to diet and exercise.
Kybella is an injectable solution of deoxycholic acid, which is a naturally occurring molecule in your body that breaks down and absorbs dietary fat. During your consultation, your injection specialist will determine the best treatment plan for you based on your desired changes. Most patients require 2 to 4 treatment sessions spaced no less than one month apart, but up to 6 treatments may be necessary to achieve your goals.
Once Kybella is injected into the submental fat under your chin, it instantly destroys fat cells. After the fat cells are destroyed, the cells are unable to accumulate or store additional fat. The results are long-lasting and noticeable shortly after treatment. This non-invasive procedure requires minimal downtime and is an excellent alternative to a neck lift surgery to restore the contour of your jawline.
If you are concerned by your double chin, Kybella injection treatments may be the solution you. Contact us today for a consultation!