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Dr. Scott Haydon performs numerous types of specialized neck lifts, including the extended neck lift with fat grafting, for Austin patients. Dr. Haydon has been given numerous awards for his work in the field of plastic surgery, and he frequently helps patients achieve quality neck rejuvenation.
The extended neck lift with fat grafting was developed by an Italian plastic surgeon and is a variation on the traditional facelift and neck lift. There is no scar beneath the chin and the lateral approach is well hidden by most all hair styles. It provides greater definition of the neck and jawline, and it can restore skin texture, coloration, and fullness for a more youthful appearance. Because its benefits affect both the face and the neck, it creates balanced rejuvenation.
Fat grafting is a process in which excess fatty tissue is removed from chosen regions of the body. This is then purified and then injected into deflated areas to restore lost volume. It can be used in the central part of the face to achieve correction for those that don’t need a full facelift. Patients can customize their fat grafting to treat the lips, tear troughs, temples, and cheeks.
An extended neck lift with fat grafting takes less time to complete than a full facelift and neck lift. Additionally, its recovery time and downtime are shorter. It avoids the post-surgical mark below the chin that results from a traditional neck lift. It provides longer lasting results.
If you have loose, hanging skin on your neck and lower face, along with facial deflation resulting from the aging process, you may be an ideal candidate for an extended neck lift with fat grafting.
The best candidates for all surgical procedures are patients who are in good overall health, since pre-existing health issues can increase the chance of complications. Good candidates for neck lifts are patients who are not overweight and do not smoke.
At the start of the procedure, anesthesia will be administered. Incisions will then be made to provide access to the underlying tissues.
Sagging platysmal muscles may be tightened and suspended with internal sutures, and excess drooping skin will be trimmed away with a scalpel. Liposuction may be used to contour away excess fatty tissue in the central neck. The remaining skin will be redraped and tightened, and the incisions will be closed with sutures.
For the fat-grafting aspect of the procedure, liposuction will first be performed to harvest excess fat from areas of the body like the thighs or abdomen. This will involve the use of a cannula with either a syringe or suction tubing.
The harvested fat will be washed and purified. The healthy purified fat will then be injected into the chosen areas at various depths to provide even-looking and rejuvenating results with long-lasting benefits.
After your extended neck lift with fat grafting, you will return home and the recovery process will begin. Remember that the downtime and recovery will be shorter than it would be with a full facelift and necklift.
There will be bruising and swelling in the operative areas; these can be ameliorated with the help of ice packs as directed. You will need to take time off from work, and it will be important to avoid physically taxing activities for the first few weeks.
You will need to return for a follow-up appointment within a week, at which point Dr. Haydon or his nurse will check on the status of the incisions. External sutures will be removed at that time.
Once the swelling has subsided and the healing is complete, results will be a more defined neck and jawline. Post-surgical marks behind the ears and along the neck hairline can be camouflaged with most hair styles.
The exact cost of the extended neck lift with fat grafting will depend on a number of factors. The amount of fat transplanted and the time required to perform the surgery will impact the price.
If you are interested in an extended neck lift with fat grafting in Austin, schedule an informative consultation. Contact the office of acclaimed plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Haydon today for your appointment.