NECK AND JOWL LIFT/SCULPTING – near Los Angeles, CA – Adam Kinal MD
The natural beauty of your face is what distinguishes you from everyone else, and is a important communicator of who you are. If the eyes are the first place we begin to show our age, then the neck is arguably the second. Horizontal creases and saggy jowls take away from this natural beauty, sometimes even making us look older than we are. A neck lift, or platysmaplasty, tightens the skin and the underlying muscles to lift the neck as well as contour the jawline. Though often performed in conjunction with a face lift, it can also be done as a stand-alone procedure. Sometimes a neck and jowl lift is referred to as a “lower face and necklift”, because a jowl lift cannot be performed without a lower facelift, so to speak.
There are more than a few possibilities to consider in terms of the type of procedure you choose. Liposuction of the excess tissue/jowl, addition of your own fat (or another material) to fill in the low points of the jowl, an extended chin/jowl implant, or a combination of those procedures. One non-invasive treatment in which Eden Cosmetic Surgery performs is SmartLipo. Now used commonly on many other parts of the body, this new laser sculpting is also for the neck and jowl area as well. It tightens the skin while melting unwanted fat for an improved jaw and neckline with minimal downtime and virtually no scarring. The procedure can be done with local anesthesia and light sedation in about 45 minutes in an outpatient setting. Recovery is commonly 2 to 5 days, and most patients experience little to no discomfort.
When it comes to your face, the options and available technologies can seem overwhelming, making it difficult to decide on your own. Many times the best way to make that decision is to have an in-person consultation with Dr. Kinal who will sit down with you to understand your goals and concerns, examine your face, skin, and anatomy, and discuss all possible outcomes and options available to you. They will also educate you on what to expect after surgery, and the overall results.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
As with any procedure, your specific cost may vary depending on a variety of factors, all of which we will be sure to discuss with you during the in-person consultation. Your total cost with EDEN SURGICAL will include the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia costs and the facility fee for the operating room, and any follow-up visits that may be needed.Schedule a free consultation to find out more.
Patients Neck and Jowls were re-sculpted.