When considering cosmetic surgery in Tampa, many people do not first think about the benefits of having a neck lift.  A neck lift is surgery that can lift and tighten the muscles along the front of the neck.  This will reduce the appearance of “turkey neck” or the loose hanging folds of skin that are not easily hidden in our tropical Tampa weather.  Up North, it is easier to disguise this obvious sign of aging with a well-placed scarf or a turtleneck sweater, but in hot, humid Tampa, it would be odd to wear a scarf.  If you have a turkey neck or jowls along your jawline, a neck lift may be a good solution for you to enhance your appearance and it can help you look years younger.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that specifically tightens the platysma muscle that runs along the front of the neck.  As we grow older, it is common for our muscles to become longer and weaker.  Also, our skin gets thinner, drier and loses the ability to spring back into place.  This combination causes a double whammy in the neck area where the skin is already thinner and more delicate… and where there is a prominent muscle that helps give the front of the neck its elegant shape.  When we get along in years, the neck muscles can tend to sag and the skin will pull away as it loses elasticity.  This creates the look of a turkey’s neck with the hanging gobbler and the vertical as well as horizontal banding.  In addition, the pockets of fat and excess tissue tend to gravitate towards the lower jaw and also gather in the neck area making jowls appear.  This part of the body is prone to premature aging and is also an area that cannot be cured with over the counter potions or creams.

A traditional neck lift procedure starts with a series of incisions behind the ears and under the chin to allow the surgeon to access the platysma muscle.  The skin of the neck is then raised off the underlying muscles to the doctor can stretch the muscle back into proper position.  The skin is then stretched and tightened with any excess tissue removed.  Once all is in place, the results are sutured into place and the patient begins the recovery period.

How a Simplicity Neck Lift differs from Traditional Surgery

In the Tampa area, Dr. Dominic Castellano, a facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, helped develop a new neck lift technique that is less invasive than the traditional surgery.   The Simplicity Neck Lift is done using fewer and smaller incisions in order to tighten the neck muscles and skin along the neck.  A special “pulley stitch” is utilized by Dr. Dominic that will more efficiently hold the results in place and help reduce all the draping and banding on a permanent basis.  This new technique requires less downtime following the surgery and yet offers natural and beautiful results without the need for more extensive surgery.

This Simplicity Neck Lift will help to restore the proper angle between the neck and chin, as well as eliminate the folds and wrinkles along the neck to the lower jaw.  Along with facial liposuction, the pockets of fat that cause jowls and the turkey neck will be removed to leave the patient looking not only younger, but slimmer.  This will create a stronger, more defined jawline that signifies power as well as youth.

Who Offers the Simplicity Neck Lift in Tampa?

The Simplicity Neck Lift is a proprietary procedure and is only available at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa.  This special technique that is utilized by Dr. Dominic, is not available at any other medical practice in the country.  If you would like to learn more about the Simplicity Neck Lift and how it can help make you look naturally younger and slimmer, please call Elite Facial Plastic Surgery to set up a complimentary consultation.  Dr. Dominic will be happy to meet with you to discuss your options and determine if you would benefit from a Simplicity Lift.

Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa Florida. Medical Director, Dr. Dominic Castellano, is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon.  The medical team is well trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures.  Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information www.EliteTampa.com

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