The double chin is one of the most frustrating side effects of aging as it can truly impact how a person appears. It is often unavoidable. As people age, their skin loses its elasticity and gravity begins to take its toll. As the skin around the cheeks and jowls sags down, a double chin begins to form. It might seem as there is no way to combat this feature, but Dr. Kevin Sadati has the answer many people are looking for when it comes to this issue. He offers patients at his Newport Beach practice the opportunity to have a neck lift done.
Dr. Sadati is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who offers a wide variety of plastic surgery options to help people improve their look and appear more youthful. The neck lift is a specialized procedure that targets the excess skin that forms around a person’s neck. Orange County patients love the fact that they can target a specific problem area and get the results that they want. There are two goals for this procedure — to remove excess skin and tighten the entire area to prevent skin from sagging in the future.
While it is called a neck lift, there are actually two procedures involved in this surgery. The first procedure that is performed is called a cervicoplasty. The cervicoplasty removes the excess skin around the neck. The second procedure that is performed is called a platysmaplasty. The platysmaplasty tightens the neck muscles to provide better results that last a longer period of time. Most patients who opt to have a neck lift will also have a traditional facelift performed in coordination with this procedure. The traditional facelift ensures that the patient does not have skin bunching up around the earlobes.
The ideal candidate for the neck lift is in good physical and mental health. Most patients are between the ages of 40 and 70 years old, but some patients have this procedure done in their 30s if they are genetically predisposed to the double chin. On average, the neck lift procedure can take up to 2 hours to perform, but many patients opt to have other cosmetic work done at the same time. Additional procedures will increase the overall surgery time. To find out more information about this procedure and to decide if it is right for you, set up a free consultation today.