Before: Female bothered by her turkey neck which she noticed after significant weight loss. She was also bothered by volume loss in her cheeks and lips and sun damage and wrinkles. Cost, recovery, and general anesthesia were concerns.
After: Two years 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. 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, especially where there is severe loss of skin tone from weight loss as the problem, excess skin, is tackled at the of site of the problem rather than trying to pull that skin behind the ears. In order to further enhance her results, she had volume restoration to her cheeks, lower eye lids, and jaw line and with Sculptra injections. Juvederm was injected to soften her naso labial and marionette lines and lips. Note rejuvenated skin from a series of 4 Fraxel Dual laser treatments. Using this balanced approach provided her the most natural results.
- Ran Rubinstein, MD
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- United States, NY, Newburgh, 200 Stony Brook Ct, 12550
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