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Exploring Neck Lift Surgery, Supplementary Options with Gardner Plastic Surgery

The neck serves as a pedestal for your face, and a smooth, well-proportioned neck helps refine the features of your chin, face, and profile. Unfortunately, the neck often displays visible signs of aging in advance of the facial area, which can distort facial and jawline contours and make you appear older than you really are. Whether through aging, hereditary factors, environmental factors (too much sun), stress, or a combination of them all, your neck area may be impacted by wrinkling, loose skin, excess fat, neck muscle banding, the “turkey wattle,” jowl lines, and may be causing a double chin.

Whatever the cause of your neck’s signs of apparent premature aging, Dr. Paul M. Gardner or Dr. Leo M. Baccaro can use their extensive cosmetic surgery skills and artistry to help contour a smoother neck area that can help make you look younger, refine the jawline, and restore youthful facial proportions. Naples, Florida-based Gardner Plastic Surgery can tailor surgical and minimally invasive procedures designed to meet your aesthetic goals. Read on to learn more about neck lift surgery and supplementary procedures that can help smooth and recontour your neck.

Your Neck Lift Procedure at Gardner Plastic Surgery

As everyone’s neck is different and people display varied signs of aging, tailoring your neck contouring procedure begins with a consultation with your surgeon to discuss aesthetic goals and how various procedures can help you meet them. The full neck lift procedure (lower rhytidectomy) is the standard surgical option used to correct visible signs of aging and associated neck area imperfections. Typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or intravenous injection, the neck lift begins with small incisions behind the ears and under the chin. These incisions allow your surgeon to tighten neck muscles and related tissues, remove excess fat and sagging skin, and reposition the remaining skin and tissues to achieve the most favorable contours.

Neck Liposuction and Other Supplementary Options

Your surgeon may recommend neck liposuction in conjunction with the neck lift, but a neck liposuction can also be performed as a stand-alone procedure for those who may not need a full neck lift. However, the stand-alone neck liposuction is more effective for defining the neck line and reducing the look of a double chin than it is in correcting sagging skin and the turkey wattle.

A neck lift can be performed in conjunction with some other facial surgical procedures for an even more dramatic transformation. Some patients opt to combine a neck lift with a face lift, a mini facelift, chin augmentation, or a rhinoplasty. Patients may also benefit by combining the neck lift with minimally invasive procedures such as Botox® to relax muscles causing neck bands, Kybella® to further remove fat from under the chin, or dermal fillers for additional treatment of fine lines and wrinkles.

Learn More Through a Consultation at Gardner Plastic Surgery

If you would like to learn more about Gardner Plastic Surgery’s neck lift surgery and supplementary procedures, Dr. Paul Gardner or Dr. Leo Baccaro would be happy to speak to you in a one-on-one consultation. Our surgeons have a stellar reputation for their devotion to aesthetic detail and the Gardner Plastic Surgery team has extensive combined experience helping our patients obtain the beautiful results they desire. Contact Gardner Plastic Surgery today at 239.566.2611 to schedule your initial consultation.

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There are an almost unlimited number of topics related to plastic surgery, each with its own set of questions. While it is impossible to share all of that information during visits to our office, we hope that you will find answers to some of your most pressing questions in our blog. The articles found in our monthly blog should serve as an introduction to many popular plastic surgery topics.

Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro are both highly respected cosmetic surgeons and they understand that a well-informed patient is better prepared for surgery and more likely to appreciate the outcome. That is why he hopes that you will follow this blog and raise questions about prospective procedures both online and in the doctor’s office. Your questions and comments will not only help us produce a more informative, compelling blog, but will help us improve the patient experience.

Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro firmly believe that there should as much transparency as possible between doctors and patients. This blog is an important way to share how Gardner Plastic Surgery operates as a top medical facility, manages patient care and produces such wonderful surgical results. Our surgeons and staff relish the opportunity to share their expertise with you and hope that you will enjoy learning more about plastic surgery. We encourage you to visit our blog regularly and invite your friends and family to learn more about cosmetic surgery from one of Southwest Florida’s most respected plastic surgeons.

Providing Cosmetic Surgery to Naples, FL Patients

At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, rhinoplasty, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuctions, and labiaplasty.
Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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