50 yr old pre Neck Lift by Lipo Laser, based on my photos, do you think this is the right procedure for me? (photos)
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Laser lipo neck lift
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No, no, no and no
You appear to have only loose skin and laxity of your platysma muscles.
I believe you will be highly disappointed with the outcome and risk the potential of being disfigured from laser liposuction.
Please make sure you see an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who can deliver all alternative procedures and choose what is best for you.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
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Best procedure for your neck
Necklift with Laser, Although There is No Fat
The results: less than a surgical necklift. The risks, removal of subcutaneous fat, making an aging, thin neck, look more aged and thinner. If done, the laser should be turned only up against the skin, to minimize removal of fat. Fat removal should not be a part of this procedure for a patient without visible fat excess, a condition not shown in these photographs. A defatted, scarred and thin neck is very hard to correct, if not impossible.
So, be aware of the nature of the laser that is going to be used, and be clear about goals and expectations.
Sometimes, we get overly excited about non-surgical rejuvenation methods, but don't forget, unless the procedure is done from the outside, like the application of heat from a treatment head, it is invasive: the laser and instruments go under the skin.
You really need an operation on the skin itself and the platysma muscle to get a good, youthful "contouring" of the neck. Only skin will be partially treated with the laser.
Laser liposuction for the neck
A facelift and neck lift will give your best result. A neck lift alone would be preferable to liposuction by any technique, including laser liposuction.
Laser liposuction also has the very undesirable side effect of melting the fat underneath the neck, revealing glands, muscles, etc. that can give a sinewy appearance.