Advanced Neck Microsuction (Microliposuction) with skin and muscle tightening (Submentaplasty and Platismaplasty)
The Weekend Facelift incorporates some of the most advanced and current techniques developed in the plastic surgery field. The problems it addresses are the ones that people notice first in the mirror, such as jowling of the jawline, fullness of the neck, the turkey waddle appearance of the neck and the loss of the jawline curve. The weekend facelift targets these areas through a minimally invasive procedure, with a short recovery period and naturally-looking results.
Dr. Kahn was among the surgeons to pioneer the development of the weekend facelift. For the past ten years, he has been performing and perfecting this procedure. He’s found over the years that the sagging neck is caused not just by fat deposits and sagging skin, but also by the sagging of the muscle cords under the skin (Platysma muscle). Based on these findings, he has developed and combined minimally invasive techniques of fat removal, skin and muscle tightening, achieving a much more youthful, better than ever result. Dr. Kahn’s revolutionary weekend facelift procedures have been covered in the local press. (To learn more, visit our press section.)
In the past, most lower face problems would have been addressed by performing a face or neck lift, which involve significant incisions behind the ear and a long recovery time for the patient. Through the weekend facelift, several of these unpleasant aspects have been eliminated and recovery time has been substantially shortened. The number and size of required incisions has been greatly reduced and these incisions are confined to the neck (below the chin) only. This procedure is simple enough that only local anesthesia is required and the patient can drive home unassisted after the hour-long surgery.
The biggest advantage of the weekend facelift is that the same or better result is now accomplished with a much simpler procedure. This new procedure involves the use of microliposuction to reduce excess fat. The use of laser techniques is also employed to tighten the skin of the neck. All of these procedures are done through a small incision beneath the chin. The tiny incision requires only a few sutures and is then covered with surgical tape. There is no postoperative pain and minimal bruising and swelling from the weekend facelift. After four to five days the patient can return to work.
All weekend facelift procedures are performed in our fully equipped and accredited operating room. Local anesthesia such as Novacaine is all that is required, however the patient can request an IV drip for sedation. All anesthesia choices are made according to the patient’s needs. The procedure is typically less painful than a trip to the dentist.
The ideal patient for this procedure requires only sufficient elasticity in the skin of the neck region. As opposed to conventional facelifts, which can result into undesirable scars and a “plastic” look, the weekend facelift leads to a natural, rejuvenated appearance without any visible scars or the look of major surgery — so the procedure can be kept totally private if desired.
Below is an overview of the major differences between the weekend facelift and the traditional facelift:
A weekend facelift can provide you with a rejuvenated and radiant appearance, bringing out a younger and dramatically improved self. If you have questions about this procedure, Dr. Kahn will be glad to help you decide whether a weekend facelift is right for you.