Weight gain and loss can affect many areas of the body, and the neck is not exempt from proportional changes. As people age, it is especially common for the elasticity of the skin to directly affect the way the neck appears after weight fluctuations. Fatty deposits settle into the neck creating unsightly bulges, and can remain stubbornly in place even after a person has shed their excess pounds.
Weight gain stretches out the skin, but also adds extra bulk to one’s frame – be it body, neck, or face. This weight not only expands the skin outward, but also downward due to gravity. Area distortions can affect underlying tissues. In the neck, muscles, fat, and skin must be altered for the most aesthetically pleasing results.
When weight loss patients reach their goal of pounds lost, many celebrate their success through plastic surgery. Most opt to undergo liposuction and lifting procedures in the abdomen or breasts/chest, but they may not seek to improve the look of the neck. Doing so, however, provides patients with an improved version of the face and neck. These features are on display much more frequently than other areas of the body.
Neck Lift Following Weight Loss
Though patients may be eligible for neck lift after gaining weight, it may be best to wait until they return to a healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) before operating with neck lift. New York neck lift specialist Dr. Ran Rubinstein is careful to evaluate the overall health of his patients, and may run into complications if someone is not physically fit to undergo surgery. Most people who carry excess weight wish to lose the extra pounds, which can create a dramatically different neck line. The best results are possible following a healthy body trimming process.
Additional Procedures to Benefit Weight Loss Patients
Dr. Rubinstein performs a number of procedures that can add to the comfort and aesthetics of weight loss patients. Excess, sagging skin of the upper eyelids can affect vision, in which case medical blepharoplasty is recommended. Extra tissues on the neck may affect the patient’s comfort in clothing with regular necklines. Aside from neck lift surgery, the doctor may suggest undergoing facelift, Smart Lipo Triplex, chin or cheek augmentation, dermal injections or a combination of procedures for an optimal transformation.
Hudson Valley, New York’s Dr. Rubinstein of Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC has been practicing in the area for a decade and a half, specializing in facial plastic surgery and nasal and sinus disorders. The dual board certified surgeon places emphasis on the functionality of the body part he alters, an aesthetically pleasing outcome, and patient satisfaction. Dr. Rubinstein is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Contact the doctor’s office at (845) 863-1772 to schedule a consultation that includes imaging with the Canfield VECTRA 3D system so each patient can experience the beginning of a custom treatment plan.