Neck Lift for Sagging Jowls
We have long been searching for a technology to lift and tighten the troublesome jowl and neck area of the face. As we age, our faces begin to sag and loose skin or pockets of fat under the chin or on the neck can become bothersome for many.
Technologies like Kybella, which break down fat cells in the treated area, can be somewhat imprecise and must be done in a series, which means multiple recoveries. Over the skin treatments, like Ultherapy, can offer some tightening, but are often very painful and the results can be somewhat underwhelming.
The Precision micro-surgical neck lift allows for very precise results and a targeted treatment. Combining both laser skin tightening and liposuction, a small cannula is inserted under the skin. The cannula has a laser tip and delivers laser tightening subcutaneously, which offer effective skin contraction. Additionally, the laser melts away fat in the treated areas, which can then by gently and precisely removed by Dr. Janowski.
Thus, you get the benefits of both fat removal and laser skin tightening.
Post-procedure, you will have some swelling and tenderness, but most patients find it to resolve within a few days.
What is Precision?
The Precision uses the very well known Smart Lipo technology – customized for the delicate neck and jowl region. Smart Lipo uses a laser tipped liposuction cannula. The laser provides sub-cutaneous (under the skin) contraction – which helps to tighten skin as fat is melted and removed.
What does Micro-Surgical mean?
For the Precision micro-surgical procedure, patients are awake and no anesthesia is necessary. The treated area is numbed by Dr. Janowski using lidocaine until the patient is completely comfortable. Most patients also choose to take an oral sedative to help them relax, but remain awake and fully conscious during the procedure.
What is the down-time like?
Immediately after the procedure, we ask that you wear a band around your head – like a large, soft headband to help control swelling. The band should be worn for 2-3 days. Most patients have little to no bruising because the laser cannula actually helps contract blood vessels. You will have 2-3 small entry points on the neck/jawline that are generally small and easy to cover. You may have some tenderness and swelling post-procedure, and some patients can feel numb in the treated areas.
Overall, downtime should be minimal and the entry points will heal quickly without the need for stitches.
Who is a good candidate for the procedure?
- Anyone who is concerned about mild skin laxity on their neck and jawline.
- Patients with a pocket of fat under their chin.
- People looking for a more defined and youthful neck and jawline
All procedures are performed in our office by Dr. Janowski. Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn if the Micro-Surgical Neck Lift is right for you! 303-469-0064
*Results may vary from patient to patient