Before: 63 year old male bothered by turkey neck. He was not as concerned about his mid face. Cost, recovery, and general anesthesia were also concerns.
After: 10 months after a neck lift, utilizing the “Direct Neck Lift” approach where excess skin was removed from the front of the neck and the platysma (bands) tightened. This avoided the need for incisions in front and behind the ears which can be quite visible in men especially with short hair. The incision in the front of the neck is camouflaged by hiding it in the natural neck lines and by treating the scar with three Fraxel treatments starting 6 weeks after surgery. This type of neck lift can be done under local anesthesia with oral sedation. Recovery is only one week and the cost is about half of conventional neck and face lift surgery. Results are often superior to conventional neck lift surgeries as the problem, excess skin, is tackled at the sight of the problem rather than trying to pull that skin behind the ears. In order to further enhance his results, he had volume restoration to his jaw line and cheeks with Sculptra injections and the forehead lines with Botox and Juvederm injections.
- Ran Rubinstein, MD
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