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Is the “XYZ” neck lift worth it?

Many plastic surgeons have trademarked or branded their neck lift techniques, but in reality these names are just for marketing. The best neck lift surgeons tailor each surgery to the specific needs of each patient without any specific branded name. One neck lift is not necessarily better than another. Be cautious when speaking to a …

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Who is a candidate for neck lift surgery?

Neck lift candidates generally have some of the following qualities, but circumstances may vary for each person: Good general health Over 20 years old Weak, receding, or double chin Excess neck skin or fat Jowls or loose skin tissue along jaw line Time for recovery after surgery As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaboki will …

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Where are the incisions placed for a neck lift?

Neck lifts typically require a small incision under the chin. This chin incision is well hidden in a natural crease and is used largely to access fat in the neck for liposuction, chin augmentation, or neck muscle tightening. Additional incisions may be made behind the ears for patients who undergo neck liposuction or a facelift. …

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What is the platysma?

The platysma is a thin layer or sheet of muscle in the neck. The platysma muscle sags with age and contributes to the appearance of "bands" in the central neck area. The platysma is continuous with the SMAS (superficial musculo-aponeurotic system), a layer of fat and muscle tissue just under the skin surface of the …

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How long will a neck lift last?

After a neck lift, you should look better than nature intended for the remainder of your life. The aging process continues, however, so wrinkles and sagging skin will reappear years after facial surgery. You should look better than if you had not had the procedure in the first place.

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Does insurance cover neck lift surgery?

Dr. Chaboki provides the finest in both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at affordable prices, and participates with most insurance plans. Plastic surgery covers a broad area of medicine, which includes both reconstructive procedures and cosmetic procedures. If your procedure is medically indicated, some portion of the cost may be covered. The office accepts insurance …

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Can I combine cosmetic neck lift with other facial surgery?

Yes, it's generally preferred to combine procedures. First, by combining surgery, insurance may cover a portion of the procedure, and you may save money on fees. Secondly, tissue modified from one area may be used for another surgical area. Lastly, the recovery process following surgery would only be once, and you minimize downtime by avoiding …

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When can I resume regular exercise after neck lift surgery?

Strenuous activities or exercise after plastic surgery will increase the risk of bleeding, swelling, and bruising, until an appropriate amount of healing time has been allowed. This restriction during the recovery period varies based on the operation performed and patient's medical condition. Light activities, such as slow walking, may be performed soon after anesthesia wears …

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