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Case Study – Direct Necklift for the Female Turkey Neck

  Background: Aging of the face creates a variety of well known soft tissue sagging effects. One of the most recognized, and usually a later manifestation of the aging process, is that of the turkey neck. The tissues from the central and sides of the neck drop down and the gathering in the middle creates Read More…

The Direct Necklift with a Wavy Scar Pattern

  A full or lower facelift is the standard approach to treating significant loose neck skin and neck wattles that come with aging. Despite the well known effectiveness of lower facelift surgery, it does not have Appel to some patients due to the extent of the surgery and the resultant scars in and around the Read More…

Technical Strategies – Webbed Neck Correction with Trapezius Myotomies

  The webbed neck occurs is a wide variety of medical conditions and has variable presentations. While most commonly associated with Turner’s, Noonan and Klippel-Feil syndromes where the webbed necks are severe, they also occur in lesser presentations that may have no specific syndrome associated with them. While non-syndromic neck webbing is less severe, it Read More…

Case Study – Large Buffalo Hump Reduction

  Background: The buffalo hump is a descriptive term that universally applies to a discrete collection of fat on the back of the neck. Looking at the American bison it is easy to see why it has its name with the massive shoulders of the animal being amongst its most distinct features. But unlike the Read More…

Case Study – Posterior Approach to Webbed Neck Correction

  Background: A webbed neck, also known as a ptergyium colli, presents as wing-like skin extensions around the sides of the neck that extend down to the shoulders. One of its classic signs is that the occipital hairline follows down along the webs creating an m- or inverted v-shape to the hairline from the back. Read More…

Case Study – The Liposuction Necklift

  Background: Aging of the neck is associated with numerous well known changes. The neck droops down as excess skin and fat develop in the center and sides of the neck. The underlying platysma muscle separates and allow the deeper neck tissues to come spilling out. All together a neck wattle or turkey neck is Read More…

The Subplatysmal Necklift

  Reshaping the congenitally full neck or one that is drooping due to age is a common facial reshaping/rejuvenation procedure.While the aging neck is frequently thought of as due to loose skin, the naturally full neck is recognized as having deeper tissue problems than just skin. Both the origins of a low hanging neck and Read More…

Necklift with Complete Platysmal Transection

  One of the most common features of the aging process is sagging of the neck. When more advanced the central neck become a repository for loose skin, fat and and the appearance of platysmal banding. While platysmal banding is part of every aging neck, it is usually only seen well in thinner necks with Read More…

OR Snapshots – Direct Necklift

Significant aging of the neck is most commonly treated by a neck lift, also known as a lower facelift. While earlier signs of neck sagging/fullness may be treated by liposuction and other more limited procedures, true neck wattles can only be treated by more traditional and aggressive approaches. A lower facelift/necklift repositions the hanging neck Read More…

Case Study – Webbed Neck Surgery

  Background: A webbed neck, medically known as pterygium colli deformity, is a well known but rare congenital neck condition. Skin folds are present along the sides of the neck from the back of the head behind the ears down to the shoulders. The hairline often follows the skin folds in their upper part. It Read More…

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