Think about that proud moment when you unveiled your new body to someone. After a weight gain, you made the decision to shed the excess pounds and got back into shape. You fully enjoyed your restored self-esteem, and the moment to display the new you. But, wait. Something is missing… Or perhaps, something is too present – facial fat.
All too often weight loss in the body is overshadowed by stubborn, excess fat in the face. It may have remained firmly in place, even after a person changed his or her diet and developed a healthy exercise regimen. When humans gain weight, extra fat may be more prominent in certain areas, but the entire body is affected. Even after most of the fat is lost, some of the extra tissue can become pocketed in areas around the neck and in the face. Often, this manifests as a double chin or unwanted puffiness in the face.
Neck Lift Procedure
Neck lift surgery is performed to relieve patients of a “turkey waddle,” or skin laxity below the chin, but also includes a tightening of the muscles and liposuction of the area. A micro cannula (suctioning device) is utilized during the procedure, leaving delicate tissues undisturbed. Smart Lipo Triplex is another way to rid the neck and jaw line of extra fat. The laser-assisted lipolysis treatments promote long-term improvement as one benefit is increased collagen production.
Fat of the face can also be treated through lower blepharoplasty, which is cosmetic surgery of the lower eyelid. Though a person may feel energized and lively through lifestyle changes, under-eye bags can create the look of perpetual exhaustion. The bags are most commonly composed of unnecessary fat, which can be removed. During the procedure, Dr. Rubinstein can also eliminate extra skin if necessary.
Cheek Augmentation surgery
The cheeks can create another area in the face where extra fat may be stored. For patients with a very full face, or what many refer to as “chipmunk cheeks”, the fat pads in the cheeks may be removed. Often, gravity also plays a role in the way the cheeks look, allowing youthful fat in the cheeks to droop to the lower cheek or jaw. In some cases, this fat may be repositioned or cheek augmentation surgery can help restore a patient’s natural contours.
Digital imaging allows patients a preview of their new face
There are a number of ways to improve facial features following natural weight loss or weight loss surgery. To preview the possible results of your surgery, Dr. Rubinstein will utilize Canfield VECTRA 3D imaging. This advanced imaging system takes a three-dimensional photo of the patient which can then be manipulated to show potential alterations on life-like models.
Dr. Rubinstein, a specialist in facial plastic surgery has been serving patients of the Hudson Valley area for over a decade. The surgeon is known for his work with nasal and sinus disorders, and he strives to provide patients with dual improvements in both the appearance and role of facial features. The doctor’s dual board certifications through the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and his role as Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital complement his surgical practice and expertise. Call Dr. Rubinstein’s Hudson Valley, New York office at (845) 863-1772 to schedule your first consultation.