It is unfortunate, but it is also inevitable. As we age, our skin loses laxity, and we can also gain weight in the area around our face. This results in a double chin appearance, and while it is easy to put weight on there it is nearly impossible to take it off through diet and exercise alone. Orange County patients who suffer from the double chin are often self conscious and do not enjoy their appearance in photographs. Dr. Kevin Sadati, a board certified facial plastic surgeon whose practice is located in Newport Beach, California knows that this is no way to live. For these patients, he offers the opportunity to have a neck lift performed.
The goal of any neck lift is to remove excess skin that has formed around the neck, and many people do not realize just how big of an impact this procedure has on their overall appearance. It is one of the most common requests at Dr. Sadati’s practice, and it is often combined with a facelift procedure. This combination is typically done in order to prevent bunching of the skin around the ear lobes.
The neck lift itself consists of two separate procedures. The first procedure is called a cervicoplasty. This specialized procedure removes the excess skin from around the neck. The second procedure is called a platysmaplasty. This procedure actually alters the neck muscles and is essential to producing the results that a patient is looking for out of the procedure.
Patients who choose to have this surgery done are typically between the ages of 40 years old and 70 years old, however, those who have a genetic double chin may choose to have this procedure done in their 30s. It is important that patients are determined to be good candidates for this procedure, and all patients must be in the best physical health as well as good mental health. The neck lift itself takes about 2 hours to complete using local anesthesia with twilight sedation without the need for general anesthesia.
For Dr. Sadati, the best part of cosmetic surgery is allowing a patient’s inner beauty to shine. To find out more about this procedure and to meet with the surgeon, take the time to set up a free consultation appointment. Before you know it, you’ll look 10 years younger than you did before the procedure.