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Platysmaplasty (Neck Lift)
The platsyma muscle is a thin flat support layer of muscle beneath the skin in the neck. It provides a smooth contour and protection over the underlying nerves, vessels and other structures of the neck. With time the edge of this muscle between the chin and sternum becomes prominent, either from loosening or enlargement. This leads to a blunting effect on the angle between the chin and neck. In thinner people, the muscle edges can often be seen as vertical bands or cords. Most of the time, the appearance can be improved by a combination of firming them with sutures or weakening them with relaxing incisions. Other times, Botox and similar injections can relax the muscle to make it less noticeable. Our expert facelift surgeons will usually combine a platysmaplasty (neck lift) with another procedure to firm the overlying skin.
When you look in the mirror, do you see a confident, smiling, beautiful face staring back? Or do you find yourself focusing on the little flaws? Perhaps you dislike the fine lines around your eyes, or maybe you feel uncomfortable about your aging skin.
At Newport Center for Special Surgery, we want you to love your reflection and feel confident about your appearance. Our facelift surgeons in Newport Beach, CA, can help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted at an affordable price. With our facelift surgery, neck lift surgery, liposuction, or other services, we can bring out your natural beauty.
Restoring volume to the face is now an essential component of a pleasing facial rejuvenation. Although there are several synthetic fillers available, fat is the most natural volumizer and has the longest potential duration. Fat is harvested by liposuction from an ample donor site on the body like the abdomen. It is then processed and injected into various areas of the face. Over time, much of the fat will incorporate and even enlarge once it establishes a blood supply. Due to variability of healing, facial fat grafting may require more than one session over a period of several months to achieve the desired result. Including the time to process the fat, the procedure usually takes about one hour. Facial fat grafting can easily be incorporated into a face lift or mini facelift session by our expert facelift surgeons in Newport Beach.
As you age, your skin starts to lose some of its elasticity. Instead of bouncing back after every smile or laugh, your skin may sag and crinkle. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with the wrinkles for long.
Our mini facelift eliminates early signs of aging. When combined with liposuction, skin peels, or laser therapy, your skin will look tighter, smoother, and younger. Better still, the procedure only takes 45 minutes at our center in Newport Beach, CA, and you’ll only need one to two weeks to recover. Soon you can say goodbye to loose skin and marionette lines and say hello to a more beautiful you.
Lower Face and neck lifts
Shorter recovery times and natural looking results are our goal for your affordable facelift. Thousands of procedures have led to the evolution the De Novo lift. This incorporates a combination of highly effective facelift techniques, customized for maximum results in each person. Most commonly, the facelift procedure includes Smart liposuction contouring, tightening of underlying muscles with sutures in combination with neck tightening, and removal of excess skin. The incisions are placed in natural folds and hidden by hair when possible, to make them less conspicuous with normal healing. Facelift incisions can be adjusted to achieve the best results for you. The facelift procedure can be performed with other enhancement procedures for greater effect. The result is amazing with a natural elevation of the lower face, jawline and neck contour. Marionette lines and nasolabial folds are also softened. Sutures are usually removed after one week. Variable bruising and swelling continues to resolve over the next couple of weeks in most people.
Neck, Jowls and Facial Liposuction
Liposuction of the neck, jowls or face can sometimes be performed by itself if your skin has adequate elasticity. However, facial liposuction is frequently performed during a face lift to reduce fullness along the jawline or under the chin. It also provides general contouring and smoothing after re-positioning tissues beneath the skin. By appying suction to thin tubes called cannulas that are passed beneath the skin, fats cells are removed in a controlled pattern. Our expert Newport Beach facelift surgeon can sculpt the suction areas to contour and reduce fatty deposits to give a more pleasing effect.
Cynosure Smart Lipo
Collagen provides the strength and elastic quality of the skin and is found in the deep dermis. The skin on the neck is more prone to scarring after laser treatment on top of the skin because the neck lacks the amount of glandular structures found higher in the face. The glandular structures help facilitate the regeneration of new skin. Therefore, treatments penetrating the skin of the neck targeted at the collagen need to be more conservative to avoid complications. This problem can be avoided however with Smart Lipo. Trademarked and FDA approved by Cynosure in 2006, Smart lipo employs a special Nd:YAG laser beneath the skin to heat the collagen layer and disrupt fat cells. This causes further tightening and enhances collagen growth for up to six months. There is also less bleeding and bruising during recovery. This Smart Lipo, when combined with a face lift procedure can help reduce facelift recovery time. Smart Lipo is also beneficial in secondary face lift procedures for improving skin contour.