Loose or sagging skin along the jawline or neck can make a person look older than they actually are. This can occur even when the face itself does not show prominent signs of age. Although there are some laser and non-surgical techniques that can tighten the skin to some degree, the success of these methods can often be minimal. A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate excess skin and tighten the remaining... Continue Reading
Despite all the latest fillers and laser devices being advertised out there in 2016, there is no substitute for a beautifully performed lower face and upper neck lift. This patient here exemplifies what this type of facial surgery can do to help reverse the signs of aging while providing a much more rejuvenated facial appearance. You can see from her photos how she had moderate jowling along the jaw line in addition to sagging skin... Continue Reading
Come see what an expert, board-certified facial plastic surgeon can do for your sagging neck skin! This is a 50 year old female who disliked the sagging skin along her upper neck and jowl region. I ended up performing a lower face and upper neck lift to get rid of this excess, loose skin. The end result shown here speaks for itself!
This is a recent patient of mine who desired to have improved neck definition. I ended up performing neck liposuction, or sculpting of the neck fat, along with tightening of the platysma muscle that sits under the chin. The entire operation was done by making a small incision under his chin. The end result, seen here, is a marked improvement in definition along the neck and jawline. Let me know what you think of his... Continue Reading
This is a great example of what a little 'nip and tuck' can do for you. This very pleasant patient of mine wanted to simply look more refreshed. I ended up performing a lower face and upper neck tuck in combination with an upper eyelid lift to provide her with a nice, natural-looking cosmetic enhancement. In fact, she easily looks 10 years younger in my opinion!
This is a great case example of what great facial plastic surgery can do - while avoiding the stigma of male cosmetic surgery. One of the most compelling reasons male patients choose not to have plastic surgery is the fear of looking 'surgically done' to family and friends. This is a male patient of mine who underwent a lower facelift and neck lift to give him a more rested, youthful look. Notice how he still looks... Continue Reading
Many patients seeking possible facelift surgery often times worry about looking too stretched or pulled following the procedure. The reality is that plastic surgeons have to really go out of their way to create that type of undesirable look. This lady was recently seen back in my office following a lower face and upper neck lift I performed many months back. I thought she was a good example to show others what might be possible... Continue Reading
Want to know how to achieve a neck lift without having a facelift procedure? This is a great example of a patient who desired to have a more defined jaw and neckline, yet did not want to have a formal facelift with incisions made all around the ears. Given the fact she had relatively good skin elasticity, she was considered a candidate to undergo combined neck liposuction and tightening of her platysma muscle (called a... Continue Reading
The following photo series provides you with a glimpse of what actual results are like following liposuction of the face and neck region for a double chin deformity. This particular patient had a combination of liposuction and chin implant to improve the appearance of her lower face and upper neck while providing improved definition. The photo series shown below depicts her preoperative chin and neck along with her healing at approximately one month out and three months... Continue Reading
This is another great example of how neck liposuction can help provide improved definition along the upper neck region in patients from San Diego, CA. This female patient consulted with Dr. Hilinski because of his expertise in providing superior cosmetic results in the face and neck region. Her main desire was to look more rejuvenated by creating improved definition under the chin and along the upper neck region. Many neck liposuction patients often times describe... Continue Reading
Many patients seek out plastic surgery of the neck because of what is often times referred to as a double chin deformity. A double chin simply refers to an excess prominence or fullness underneath the chin due to unwanted fat. This is visually demonstrated in the adjacent photo diagram of an actual patient. As you can see, her normal chin contour is outlined in red. Her 'double chin' refers to the second prominence seen just... Continue Reading
Over the past several weeks we have consulted with a number of San Diego patients seeking to have cosmetic surgery to enhance the appearance of the lower face and upper neck region. A good percentage of these patients have asked what the difference is between having a lower facelift and an upper neck lift. Because this inquiry has arisen during many of these consultations, I thought it would be helpful to post my answer here... Continue Reading
This is a great case example of how to perform a neck lift on a patient using a combined surgical approach. This particular male patient from San Diego, CA desired a more defined neck line. On examination he was found to have evidence of excess fat under the chin as well as a poorly shaped muscle, called the platysma muscle. Furthermore, he had less chin prominence than average. We discussed the various options available to... Continue Reading
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