It used to be that crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles were a sign of age, but now with Botox and other injectable products, it is relatively easy to keep the face looking younger. But for all the time spent on chasing a smooth complexion, not as much focus has been placed on the jaw line.
As we get older and gravity takes hold, most people will find the skin on their neck and lower face sagging and forming into loose folds. This hanging skin below the chin often resembles a turkey’s neck and is a clear sign of aging. Also, fat deposits tend to develop around the jaw and form into jowls which are not easily masked by make-up or other cosmetic cures.
People who have lost weight may also experience this unfortunate side effect of leftover, loose-hanging skin around their neck and jaw line. Once the skin has lost its elasticity and formed into band lines or folds, then a neck lift is really the best solution to restore the beauty of the neck.
Unlike traditional neck lift surgery, a Simplicity Neck Lift is a minimally invasive and more targeted option that is available only in Tampa, Florida. According to Dr. Dominic Castellano, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, the Simplicity Neck Lift rejuvenates the neck with little downtime or recovery but tightens up the jaw and neck lines quite effectively.
The procedure involves a small incision under the chin. Then liposuction is used to remove any excess fat and the skin is raised off the underlying muscle. The platysma muscle is stretched and tightened on each side to create a “sling” which will offer better definition between the chin and neck. This will remove the vertical bands and provide support for the neck tissue. Any excess skin tissue is trimmed away and the small incision is then closed.
The results can be very dramatic in terms of creating a younger appearance. The benefits include:
– Creation of a well-defined jaw line
– Restoration of the angle between the chin and neck
– Elimination of the loose hanging skin (or turkey neck)
– Removal of vertical bands or lines in the neck
– Reduction of excess fat
– Tightening and smoothing of lax skin
– Tightening of underlying muscles
The Simplicity Neck Lift procedure is utilized by Dr. Castellano as a way to reduce both the recovery time and costs of a traditional neck lift. This neck lift provides all the benefits usually seen only with more extensive surgery and gives a long lasting improvement in the neck and jaw area.
If you are interested in learning more about the Simplicity Neck Lift and want to find out if it is right for you, please schedule a complimentary consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility and offers Simplicity Facial Surgery which represents the culmination of Dr. Dominic’s 10+ years of experience in developing simplified surgical techniques that provide consistently excellent results.