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Neck Lift vs. Neck Liposuction

Pearlman Facelift Patient Before and AfterAs the years pass by, the neck ages along with the rest of the body; sagging skin, muscle laxity, and excess fat may lead to the so-called “turkey neck” that can be seen in older individuals. Neck lift surgery and neck liposuction are two procedures that can address common complaints associated with aging. These treatments rejuvenate the appearance in different ways.

Neck Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat from the body. It can be performed anywhere on the body, including the neck. On the neck, excess fat can create noticeable bands and may collect beneath the chin, simulating a second or “double chin.” With neck liposuction, the excess fat is removed to improve the contour and definition of the neck. Through a few tiny incisions, a tube is inserted, and the excess fat is permanently suctioned out of the neck area to rejuvenate its appearance. Because this procedure only addresses fat, neck liposuction is for patients whose primary concern is stubborn neck fat and not tissue laxity, wrinkles, or other serious signs of aging.

Neck Lift

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that corrects tissue laxity in the neck. Like many expert plastic surgeons, Dr. Pearlman incorporates neck lift surgery with his facelift surgery techniques because the procedures are synergetic. Correcting sagging skin and muscle laxity in the lower face and neck can dramatically refresh the appearance.

The effects of aging on the neck can be corrected with one of two approaches. The first is the mini-facelift, which tightens the SMAS (underlying facial musculature) and improves the early jowls and excess skin that sag in the lower face and neck. This procedure is for younger patients who have minimal sagging and early aging indicators. The second technique is the deep plane facelift, which lifts and repositions the underlying layers of the face and neck, as well as the skin, to improve tissue laxity and the effects of aging. This procedure is for patients who have more serious signs of aging and provides natural-looking results that last longer. Both approaches involve surgical incisions, tightening the facial structures, and removing excess skin. Neck liposuction is often incorporated as well.

Your Treatment Plan

As an experienced and dual board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Pearlman can evaluate your needs and wishes to determine the best surgical approach for you. If you are mostly concerned about excess fat and bands along your neck, you may be able to achieve your desired results with neck liposuction. If you have a turkey neck with tissue laxity and other symptoms of aging, neck lift surgery is the recommended solution. The extent of your surgery will depend on your needs. Whichever procedure is selected for your treatment plan, it will rejuvenate your neck and help you reclaim a youthful, slender, and defined neckline.

Schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Steven J. Pearlman to learn how one of these procedures could improve the appearance of your neck. To book your appointment, please call 212-223-8300 or complete our online contact form today.

The 6 Types of Facelifts

Before and After FaceliftIf your face is noticeably aging, it may be time to consider getting a facelift. As individuals age in different ways and at different rates, Dr. Pearlman offers six types of facelift procedures, including surgical and non-surgical options. Depending on your needs for facial rejuvenation, one of the below facelift procedures could help you achieve a more youthful and rested appearance.

1. The Mini-Facelift

The mini-facelift targets aging in the lower face, including minimal skin sagging, early jowls, and excess skin. This procedure is not designed to address heavy jowls or severe signs of facial aging, but it can create a more uplifted, smoother facial contour. The best candidates for this procedure are younger patients with the aforementioned characteristics of aging who desire a more youthful and well-defined lower face and neck.

2. The Mid-Facelift

The mid-facelift targets cheek sagging to rejuvenate the midface region. This procedure elevates the tissues of the cheeks to eliminate sagging and reduce deep creases. Best for patients who do not have jowls or excess skin sagging in the neck, the mid-facelift can enhance facial definition, create more attractive cheek contours, eliminate nasolabial folds, and even improve the lower eyelids. It can also be incorporated with other facial procedures if needed.

3. The Deep Plane Facelift

The deep plane facelift targets severe cheek and neck aging. This procedure lifts the muscle tissue and skin to correct heavy cheeks, neck sagging, and skin laxity. Long recognized for its ability to produce the most natural-looking and longest-lasting facelift results, the deep plane facelift can yield a refined and rejuvenated appearance. Research has shown that patients look at least five years younger after a deep plane facelift and still look better five and a half years after their surgery than they did before. This gives the best and longest-lasting result in facelift surgery.

4. The Silhouette InstaLift

The Silhouette InstaLift uses dissolvable sutures and cones to anchor the cheeks and re-suspend sagging facial structures such as jowls, cheeks, nasolabial folds, and excess neck skin. The Silhouette InstaLift procedure mitigates many signs of aging with very little downtime, ultimately encouraging the body’s natural process of producing collagen around the threads. The procedure is typically used around the cheeks, brows, jawline, and neck in order to restore structure and youthful orientation to the face. Patients often wish to correct sagging facial tissue, such as jowls along the jawline, mild drooping skin under the chin (“turkey neck”), descending cheeks, and deep creases from the outer nostrils to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds). The best candidates for this procedure are younger patients who aren’t quite ready for a full surgical facelift.

5. Neck Liposuction

Neck liposuction targets excess fat in the neck and even the jowls.This procedure is often combined with facelift surgery to eliminate surplus fat that accumulates beneath the chin. This procedure may be appropriate for individuals who would like to eliminate a double chin and flatten prominent jowls. The best candidates have minimal laxity of the neck skin.

6. Ultherapy®

Ultherapy® is a non-surgical treatment that can lift and tone sagging, loose skin along the jawline and under the chin, and it can even raise your brows. Using ultrasound energy, Ultherapy® stimulates the foundational tissues and support layers of the skin to help tighten early jowls and early skin laxity. This procedure is best for younger patients, those who would like to preempt the need for surgery, patients who may not be ready for surgery, or patients who wish to prolong the effects of a previous facelift procedure.

Steven J. Pearlman, M.D., F.A.C.S. is dual board certified in facial plastic surgery and would be pleased to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with facial rejuvenation. To schedule your confidential, in-depth personal consultation with Dr. Pearlman, please call 212-223-8300 or fill out our online contact form today.

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