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Neck Lift Without Facelift Surgery in San Diego

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
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Double Chin Liposuction in San Diego, CA by Dr. Hilinski

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
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Neck Lifting Using Liposuction, Platysmaplasty and Chin Implant

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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Anatomy of a Female Facelift Necklift Patient in San Diego

This is a very pleasant lady who underwent a lower facelift and upper necklift procedure in our San Diego facial plastic surgery office. She presented to our demonstrating excess sagging neck skin. As with many facelift and necklift candidates, there was a notable amount of excess fatty tissue underneath the skin that contributed to the problem. In these patients, you cannot, unfortunately, just liposuction the neck. If you do so and remove the unwanted extra... Continue Reading
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Update On Necklift With Platysmaplasty & Neck Liposuction

I wanted to post an update on a neck lift patient who had contouring of her neck and lower face using neck liposuction combined with platysmaplasty. She is a wonderfully pleasant young lady from San Diego who desired more definition along her lower face and upper neck region. We consulted with her and discussed in detail the various options including possible liposuction and tightening of the neck muscle, termed a platysmaplasty. Given her anatomy and... Continue Reading
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Neck Liposuction Versus Having a Neck Lift

Just saw a new patient from San Diego who was interested in having more definition along her jawline and neck. She was 38 years old and was inquiring about whether she needed liposuction of the neck versus an actual neck lift procedure. What I explained to her is that there are, in general, three different types of patients when it comes to enhancing the neck contour. Neck Liposuction There are those who have fairly reasonable... Continue Reading

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