Is the lunchtime neck lift an effective and lasting procedure to improve the look and definition of the neck & jawline? (Photo)
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Jon A Perlman MD FACS
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Member, Am. Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Beverly Hills, Ca
Lunchtime neck lift an effective and lasting procedure to improve the look and definition of the neck & jawline?
Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces. Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front. Cheek augmentation with a dermal filler or using cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks that will feminize the entire face.
A weak chin creates an imbalance making the nose appear larger, the mid face top heavy and the lower face look short that de-emphasizes the lips and allows early formation of a double chin. Chin augmentation using a chin implant will add projection to the chin creating harmony and balance to the lower face. I have found that placement of a silastic chin implant, through a small curved incision under the chin (also allows excess skin removal) to be very safe, quick and highly effective.
"Jowls” these are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a SMAS facelift. The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured (not merely folded or suspended with threads or sutures that will not last). The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed. My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face, deep plane, cheek lift and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
- very small incisions
- minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery ( several days instead of weeks or months with the more invasive type facelifts mentioned)
- can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without general anesthesia
- no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
- excess fat can be removed
- excess skin removed
- cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
- most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
Hope this helps.
Shorter procedures have less durable results
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What most patients are referring to when they speak of a lunchtime facelift is some type of lift that involves incisions around the ears and a lifting of the skin. These types of procedures invariably give a short-lived result with which most patients are disappointed.
Is the lunchtime neck lift an effective and lasting procedure to improve the look and definition of the neck & jawline
A shortcut in surgery leads to a shortcut in results
A short surgery for a short recovery will likely produce a short-lived result.
I recommend consulting with a surgeon who will present your treatment options both non-surgical and surgical appropriate for you. Non-surgical options are temporary and more subtle with little down-time. Selecting a surgery is a commitment to the procedure and recovery in order to produce a longer lasting and effective result.
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