The platsyma muscle is a thin flat support layer of muscle beneath the skin in the neck. It provides a smooth contour and protection over the underlying nerves, vessels and other structures of the neck. With time the edge of this muscle between the chin and sternum becomes prominent, either from loosening or enlargement. This leads to a blunting effect on the angle between the chin and neck. In thinner people, the muscle edges can often be seen as vertical bands or cords. Most of the time, the appearance can be improved by a combination of firming them with sutures or weakening them with relaxing incisions. Other times, Botox and similar injections can relax the muscle to make it less noticeable. The majority of the time, a platysmaplasty is performed with another procedure to firm the overlying skin.
Shorter recovery times and natural looking results are our goal for your facelift. Thousands of procedures have led to the evolution the lower face and neck lift. This incorporates a combination of highly effective facelift techniques, customized for maximum results in each person. Most commonly, the facelift procedure includes liposuction contouring, tightening of underlying muscles with sutures in combination with neck tightening, and removal of excess skin. The incisions are placed in natural folds and hidden by hair when possible, to make them less conspicuous with normal healing. Facelift incisions can be adjusted to achieve the best results for you. The facelift procedure can be performed with other enhancement procedures for greater effect. The result is amazing with a natural elevation of the lower face, jawline and neck contour. Marionette lines and nasolabial folds are also softened. Sutures are usually removed after one week. Variable bruising and swelling continues to resolve over the next couple of weeks in most people.
Our top Newport Beach Surgeons offer face fat transfer procedures to the residents of Newport Beach and Orange County, California.
Restoring volume to the face is now an essential component of a pleasing facial rejuvenation. Although there are several synthetic fillers available, fat is the most natural volumizer and has the longest potential duration. Fat is harvested by liposuction from an ample donor site on the body like the abdomen. It is then processed and injected into various areas of the face. Over time, much of the fat will incorporate and even enlarge once it establishes a blood supply. Due to variability of healing, facial fat grafting may require more than one session over a period of several months to achieve the desired result. Including the time to process the fat, the procedure usually takes about one hour. Facial fat grafting can easily be incorporated into a face lift or mini facelift session.
Wrinkling and sagging in the area around the eyes can add years to a person’s appearance and even impair vision. Puffiness or sagging below the eyes can make a person look old and tired. The same is true of the eyelids, which can also droop enough to partially block the field of vision. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is the general term for procedures performed in the area around the eyes to correct these problems.
To reduce puffiness and sagging under the eyes of patients, your Newport Center for Special Surgery surgeons can remove excess skin and fat. To restore a youthful, rested appearance to the eyelid, an incision can be made in the crease above the eye. Once excess skin has been removed, the eyelid will also be tighter and smoother, keeping it well clear of the field of vision.
In rare cases in which drooping eyelids are the cause of significant loss of vision, eyelid surgery may be covered by health insurance, but only if prescribed by an ophthalmologist.
Your Newport Beach facelift surgeon will be a leading board certified surgeon, with years of facial cosmetic experience and awards. Likewise your anesthesiologist will be an experienced and award winning board certified anesthesiology Doctor. All are trained at top USA college, medical school and residency programs.
Nothing is more important than your safety with your breast implant surgery. Nothing. We offer "Rest Assure" anesthesia with a board certified anesthesiology Doctor who has performed anesthesia for thousands of facelift procedures. You can meet your cosmetic anesthesiologist well before your surgery to help fine tune your facelift anesthesia and ensure the best experience possible with your procedure. You will appreciate our Enhanced Recovery After Facelift protocol that has been honed over our many years to teach you the little things that get you back into your routine quickly.
Anesthesia fees are separate from surgicenter fees and must be paid prior to surgery.
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Since 1997, Newport Center for Special Surgery has performed thousands of facial procedures. These procedures have helped individuals just like you look and feel younger, as well as smooth over flaws so you can let your true beauty shine.
Some of our most popular facial plastic surgery options include facelifts, mini facelifts, neck lifts, and eyelid lifts. Our facility in Orange County, CA also uses advanced techniques like fat transfer or liposuction to enhance your facial surgery. We’ll do everything we can to help you love your new look and feel confident in your appearance.
When you choose us for facial plastic surgery, you work alongside a team that includes a board-certified surgeon and an award-winning certified anesthesiologist. Every staff member at Newport Center for Special Surgery has trained at the country’s top medical schools to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure.
In addition to full facelifts, our facility in Orange County, CA offers mini facelifts. These procedures allow you to either combat early signs of aging or touch up past facelifts whose effects have begun to fade. The entire procedure takes around 45 minutes, and you’ll only need one or two weeks to recover.
A neck lift, also known as a platysmaplasty, targets the muscles and skin between the chin and the neck, which can sag with age. We remove excess skin and use liposuction contouring, among other techniques, to tighten the skin and make you look youthful again. Recovery shouldn’t take more than a couple weeks.
The skin around your eyes loosens with age as well, and you can use a blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, to tighten up that skin again. We’ll remove excess skin and fat to open up the area around your eyes and make your face look smooth and fresh again.
Your new look lies just a phone call away. Contact our Orange County, CA location at (949) 644-8182 to book your appointment today.
A mini facelift procedure can be a good option in cases of early signs of aging in the lower face and jawline area. It is most appropriate when the neck has minimal loose skin, fatty deposits or muscle banding. A mini facelift can soften marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Mini facelifts can be combined with some liposuction or smart lipo for further definition and to tightening of the skin. Other enhancement procedures can also be considered in combination with the mini facelift procedure. It can also be used to touch up a prior face lift. Typically a mini facelift procedure takes about 45 minutes and recovery is usually 1-2 weeks. Mini facelift surgery can be done under local anesthesia. General anesthesia and Conscious Sedation anesthesia are options as well.