Many people have excess fat as they age. In some people, the fat accumulates on the neck. Tightening up the skin and removing the excess fat can be a good way to improve the look of the neck, and not just the neck but the overall appearance.
In fact, sagging skin and muscles on the neck, together with a build-up of fat, can make a considerable difference to your appearance. It can have the effect of making you look much older than you really are, so having cosmetic neck surgery is one way of removing the excess fat and lifting the sagging skin and muscles so that the neck looks sharp and clean-lined again. Fortunately, cosmetic neck surgery is available right here in San Francisco!
At Visage Medspa & Facial Plastic Surgery Center, our Dr. Alex Rabinovich is a specialist facial cosmetic surgeon whose sub-specialty is facelift and neck lift surgery. In fact, as a board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon, he is one of the few surgeons in San Francisco with this training and expertise.
The Visage Rapid Recovery Lift
Dr. Rabinovich has developed the Visage Rapid Recovery Lift which is partial lower facelift and partial neck lift. It differs from the traditional procedures in that it goes deeper under the muscle and slides it back upwards into its’ original youthful position. Because it goes deeper under the muscle, it produces less swelling and bruising. When this deeper tissue has been lifted, the excess skin is trimmed away. Since there is no tension on the superficial layers and skin, the scars will heal better and faster. The overall result is a softer look with a definition along the jawline and neck and without any of the tightness that is associated with a traditional San Francisco cosmetic neck surgery.
The procedure also uses tissue glues rather than the older techniques which incorporate drains. What this does is to promote faster healing with less bruising and swelling than the older procedure which uses drains which are uncomfortable. It also results in less scarring afterwards.
The Visage Lift can be performed in our office under local anesthetic or under sedation instead of general anesthetic, and it only takes about two hours. Because the swelling and bruising are less, it means that most patients are able to return to work within a couple of weeks. San Francisco cosmetic neck surgery can be performed in conjunction with a facelift if required but can be carried out as a standalone procedure as necessary.
If a neck lift is something that you might be considering, make a free appointment to see our Dr. Rabionovich when he can assess your condition and advise you of all the possible options.