Category: Neck Lift

Options for Rejuvenating the Neck

Neck Surgery MCS

The neck is an area that is often overlooked during many skincare routines. Premature aging is often noticeable in that area, especially if the facial area has been kept youthful and smooth with fillers and botox.

Loss of contour in the face and neck is due to a variety of factors. As we age, wrinkles appear as the skin becomes loose. Weight gain can cause fat to accumulate under the chin, and vertical neck bands will form from contracting these muscles. Sun exposure, genetics, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress also play a part in a sagging neckline.

Although surgery was traditionally the only way to rejuvenate the neck, these days, less-invasive options exist. It’s now easier than ever to improve the neck’s appearance and treat the signs of aging. Read on to learn how to rejuvenate the neck area beyond cosmetic surgery.

Topical Products

It is never too early to treat signs of aging, and topical products make up the first line of defense. Skin will look older when it is dry and not properly moisturized, and dull from the lack of exfoliating. Maintaining a consistent skincare routine and applying quality products is essential to prevent premature aging of the face and neck. Choose products that contain growth factors to help repair and rebuild the skin’s integrity. Also, use products with peptides, antioxidants, and vitamins to keep your skin healthy and vibrant. Always apply sunscreen daily to prevent sun damage and premature aging of the neck.

Botox

Botox is an effective way to treat early muscular changes in the neck. Many people like this option because it provides them with noticeable results, no surgery, and no recovery time.

When Botox is injected into the neck muscle, it can help the appearance of lines around the neck look less conspicuous. Botox also softens the look of tight platysmal bands. Platysmal bands are two strips of muscles that start at the base of your neck and run up the sides of your neck to the jaw, into the area where frown lines are prominent. Platysma banding is also known as a “turkey neck”, which is more common in women than men. When Botox is injected into these bands, it tightens the lax muscles.

Injections take about 10 minutes and are typically recommended 3 or 4 times per year. Results from a Botox neck lift can last up to 4 months and, when maintained, can provide long-term anti-aging benefits.

Laser Resurfacing

Another great option that doesn’t involve surgery is lasers. Laser resurfacing is ideal for neck skin that is wrinkled from long term sun exposure and aging. It uses the energy from an intense beam of light to ‘wound’ thin layers of skin. As this resurfaced area heals, smoother, and tighter skin forms.

CO2 Laser Resurfacing is a treatment that can be used on the neck, chest, and hands to minimize wrinkles, sun damage, and age spots. CO2 laser resurfacing can effectively improve the skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and overall tissue slackening.

Each treatment is tailored to the specific needs of the patient. The whole face can be resurfaced in approximately 15 minutes using a topical anesthetic and a cold air chiller.

Cosmetic Surgery

Not everyone who is unhappy with the appearance of their neck needs neck lift surgery. If the concern is excess fat under the chin, this can be taken care of with a liposuction procedure. However, if there are loose, excess skin and muscle banding in the neck, then a neck lift may be the most appropriate choice.

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that reduces the visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. A neck lift procedure will improve the appearance of loose, sagging skin under the jawline and restore a youthful contour.

A neck-lift remains the best bet for a striking, lasting fix. During a surgical lower face and neck lift, the muscles of the lower face and neck are tightened, and the skin is redraped and sutured in place. The recovery time for a lower face and neck lift is typically two weeks.

Would you like to learn more about neck rejuvenation? The Marvel team can help you find the perfect procedure for you. Contact us today at 615-538-0399 to schedule your free consultation!

Cosmetic Surgery After Extreme Weight Loss

Cosmetic Surgery After Extreme Weight Loss

Dramatic weight loss should be a rewarding experience. The long journey of hard work through diet, exercise, or bariatric surgery can be full of emotional highs and lows. The end goal is to feel healthy, happy, and full of vitality. So, if you have undergone a body transformation but are left with sagging skin, there are solutions to help tone and define the figure you worked so hard to achieve. Here is everything you need to know about plastic surgery after weight loss.

When to Consider Weight Loss Surgery

Sometimes, even though the goal weight has been reached, there are still areas of the body that need help, which diet and exercise can’t fix. Weight loss surgery is ideal for anyone who has excess skin on the stomach, arms, neck, and breast. There are various procedures available to help tighten and tone your body. A consultation with your doctor can help you determine the right treatment plan for you. 

Am I the Right Candidate?

Diet and exercise need to be a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Before you go under the knife, we recommend at least 6-12 months of stable eating and body maintenance before considering surgery. To get the most out of your procedure, you want to make sure your body weight has plateaued, and you don’t plan to lose or gain any more weight. This is important because sometimes problem areas can shift during the weight loss process. But, if you are maintaining stability, then you and your doctor can address your concerns to give you the optimal possible results.

Procedures to Consider

1. Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, reduces excess fat and skin from the waist, and in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles. A tummy tuck is beneficial for smoothing and firming your abdominal profile. During your procedure, an incision is made from hip to hip. The entire abdominal wall lifts, and the underlying muscles tightened. The skin is then pulled down and re-draped to produce a flatter belly and more defined waist.

2.  Neck Lift

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that reduces excess skin from the jawline and neck. The neck lift begins with a small incision under the chin and the ear. Your doctor will then manipulate your muscles to create a tighter contour. Once this is achieved, excess skin is removed and the skin is re-draped. It’s important to note, neck lift patients are given a supportive garment to wear around the jaw for at least a week after surgery to keep the new contours in place.

3. Breast lift

If you have experienced loss of volume in the upper portion of your breasts due to weight loss, you might consider a breast lift, also known as mastopexy. The procedure is performed by making an incision in the breast to tighten the skin and raise the height of the nipple.  The surgical technique hides scarring around the nipple and on the bottom of the chest. The entire procedure lasts about two or three hours.

4. Liposuction

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that uses suction to remove excess fat deposits between the skin and muscle. This technique works well on stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to a strict diet or targeted exercise. This is an option to consider if you want to remove stubborn body fat and create a slimmer profile.

Are you ready to see what Dr. Jeffrey Marvel and his team can do for you? Book your consultation today by calling 615-329-3900 or contact us !

Facelift vs Neck Lift: What Is The Difference

Facelift vs Neck Lift: What Is The Difference

As we age our skin will lose elasticity and wrinkles will eventually begin to form. Though the process cannot be reversed, there are some procedures available to help retrieve a youthful appearance. Certified surgeons, can help you achieve your desired results through different forms of cosmetic surgery. If you are considering either a Facelift or Neck Lift, it’s best to understand the differences, so you can attain your desired results.

Facelift:

A facelift procedure involves the tightening of the facial and neck skin, the muscles, and the removal of excess skin. This procedure is beneficial for those who notice sagging skin in the mid-face/jawline or find deep creases in and around the mouth/nose area. The area of focus for the facelift would include anything from the jawline upwards and can be an option to restore youth to the face.

Neck Lift:

When most people scrutinize their appearance in the mirror, they mostly focus on the face and forget to realize the effect of sagging skin around the neck. This area is delicate and can clearly show our age when the elasticity in our skin begins to weaken. The neck lift procedure is designed to reduce excess fat and reduce sagging or wrinkles that have formed in the area found below the jawline. This procedure is another option to achieve a more youthful appearance.

So how do you know which is better for you? More often than not, getting just a neck lift won’t be enough to achieve the desired results that you want. If you are noticing sagging skin in the jowls than, you will more than likely have noticeable wrinkles on the face as well.

Many patients have a neck lift or facelift in conjunction with other facial cosmetic surgeries such as a brow and forehead lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)chin augmentationliposuction, and rhinoplasty (surgery of the nose).

By calling 615-329-3900 or by filling out this form, you can meet with Dr. Jeffrey Marvel who will be able to help you achieve natural looking results. Call today to start your journey towards a more youthful appearance.

Neck Lift — Aging Combination Procedure

Neck Lift as part of a combination procedure.Many people who seek to gain a younger-looking appearance overlook one of the most visible areas on our body, an area that also happens to be an obvious giveaway for our true age. Though the face is often given the most care and attention, the neck is a delicate area of skin that tends to show our age more clearly than most other places on our body. The neck lift procedure is designed to combat wrinkles, sagging and excess fat in this region in order to complete your youthful presentation.

A neck lift is typically performed as an outpatient combination procedure. The operation itself should take about an hour but could vary depending on the extent of the lift and whether it will be performed in combination with another procedure. Most patients can expect to be discharged home on the same day as the surgery. It’s important that they arrange for a ride home because driving will not be an option.

For more details about the neck lift, contact the Nashville office of Dr. Jeffrey Marvel 19to set up a personal consultation. There, any questions and concerns will be addressed in full.