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While there a variety of cosmetic procedures that address common aesthetic issues of the face — from facelifts to Botox — the neck area, in that past, has had less options for improving its look.
However, according to a recent article in the New York Times, these days there are a growing number of less-invasive options for improving the appearance of the neck area.
If the neck has too much fat, for instance, neck liposuction may be the solution, especially for those with elastic skin that can bounce back afterward.
Facial liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis. During the procedure, the surgeon makes discreet incisions in the neck, and a tiny tube called a cannula is inserted in a small incision, allowing the surgeon to suction out fat.
For those with neck “bands”, Botox injections in the neck muscle can make them less conspicuous and work best for patients with great skin tone, said Dr. Rod Rohrich, who is chairman of the plastic surgery department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Just like on the face, Botox will require upkeep to maintain results, which last about three to four months.
For others, the more-invasive neck lift surgery is the best option. According to the article, surgeons say that men seem to get more isolated neck lifts than women.
“Usually with women, they are getting a face- and neck lift,” said Dr. Felmont Eaves, the president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. “In men, we don’t have exact statistics, but it’s pretty common to see them come in just for the neck.”
Learn more about facial liposuction at Will Surgical Arts.
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