Would Smart lipo improve my neck and jowls? I would like to wait a few years for a lower face lift or neck lift (Photo)
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Thank you for your question and photographs.
Yes, it would. The procedure is actually called Precision TX and it is a part of the SmartLipo Triplex. It has incredible skin tightening qualities, fat obliteration, minimal downtime and requires zero stitches. You would definitely see improvement in your neck and jowls from this procedure especially if you are waiting to have a more invasive procedure such as a neck lift. Best of luck in your endeavors.
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Thanks for your question and photos. You may want to try skin tightening with laser treatments like EndyMed or Vshape. From your photo it appears that you have more skin laxity than fat. Laser skin tightening stimulates your body to produce more structural proteins, primarily collagen, to restore your skin's natural elasticity. It does this by creating a slight thermal injury in your skin that stimulates the skin's healing response, resulting in firmer, tighter skin. Hope this helps. Best, Dr. Katz
Smart Lipo for neck?
No one wants to have more procedure than they really need. It is quite common in my practice to do smart Lipo for neck improvement. However as near as I can tell from your pictures the problem with your neck is more skin and muscle then it is fat. If you had the procedure done there is a likely chance that you would actually look worse than you did before. Your best option is to have a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in facial surgery. My best guess is that you would need to have a neck lift with muscle repair to get the improvement that you want
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