As people get older, they expect that there will be some changes in their appearance. They mentally prepare themselves for the fact that lines and wrinkles will appear on their face, and they understand that once firm skin will start to sag as gravity takes its toll on their bodies. Many people, however, do not expect the skin to sag around their neck, causing them to have a double chin. The appearance of a double chin is frustrating as this skin can not be tightened through diet and exercise. It makes the person’s face appear fuller, rounder and ultimately forces that person to look older than they are or older than they feel. For patients experiencing these signs of aging, Dr. Kevin Sadati offers them the neck lift.
The neck lift is a facial plastic surgery that has two goals. The first is that excess skin is removed from the face, and the second goal is that the muscles will be tightened to prevent this from occurring quickly in the future. This cosmetic surgery is increasing in popularity at Dr. Sadati’s Newport Beach practice. Orange County residents realize that this is a relatively easy way to get rid of a difficult problem. They know that, at the end of the procedure, they will not only appear younger but also slimmer.
As a board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sadati knows what needs to be done to provide patients with expert, natural-looking results. His neck lift procedure is actually a combination of two procedures. The first procedure, called a cervicoplasty, removes the excess skin from the neck. The second procedure, which is known as a platysmaplasty, tightens the neck muscles which finishes off, the look the patient is looking for out of this surgery. Most patients who choose to have a neck lift will also require a facelift, or else the skin will bunch up around the ear lobes.
The neck lift itself takes about two hours to complete, but if other plastic surgeries are performed at the same time, the time of the operation will increase. Most patients who are interested in this surgical option are between the ages of 40 and 70s years old, however, younger patients who are genetically predisposed to the double chin condition might choose to have it done sooner. It is important that interested patients set up a consultation appointment to confirm their candidacy for this procedure.