What Is a Laser Neck Lift?


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A laser neck lift is a neck lift procedure that can also reduce the appearance of jowls and horizontal bands of skin on the neck. The surgery also reduces lines, wrinkles and fat, while also tightening certain muscles, according to Dr. Richard Gentile.

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Laser neck lift surgery patients are placed under local anesthesia and may also have sedatives administered to them.The first portion of the surgery uses the SmartLipo laser, which reduces double chins and also serves to tighten the skin. Other procedures may be performed during this time, such as additional liposuction and the tightening of the platysma muscle, which often forms bands in the neck. Additional heating of the skin may also be performed during this time.

Patients with a prominent facial bone structure who wish to tighten their skin benefit most from a laser neck lift. A laser neck lift is not an appropriate option for those who have lost all elasticity in the neck. Prior to the advent of the laser neck lift, surgeons would generally refrain from performing a neck lift without a face lift as well. The use of a laser improves the underlying structures of the neck as well as also benefiting the outer layers of skin

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