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Necklift

WHAT MATERIALS DO SURGEONS USE TO INSTALL TENSION INTO A PATIENT’S NECK DURING A NECKLIFT?

Published on August 22, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: What materials do surgeons use to install tension into a patient’s neck during a necklift? Answer: Some surgeons do use different types of permanent barbed sutures and goretex slings to help with a necklift.& I don’t use these.& I remove the loose/redundant muscle and skin and I use dissolving sutures to reposition the muscle […]

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I HAD NECK LIPOSUCTION A MONTH AGO

Published on August 19, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: had neck liposuction a month ago. I’m still very swollen and the chin seems to have a bumpy texture. I’m getting a little discouraged because it still looks as if I have a double chin, but now it’s bumpy! When can I expect the swelling to go down? Also, why do these bumps appear? […]

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I HAVE READ THAT PATIENTS HAVE TO WEAR A CHIN-STRIP AFTER HAVING A NECK LIFT

Published on August 18, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I have read that patients have to wear a chin-strip after having a neck lift. Does this have to been worn 24/7? For how long must it be worn? Answer: I have patients wear a dressing for 2-3 days after a necklift and then typically a chin strap or just an ace bandage for […]

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I’M INTERESTED IN GETTING LIPOSUCTION ON MY NECK

Published on August 13, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I’m interested in getting liposuction on my neck. How common is the risk of infection and is there anything I can do to prevent it? Answer: Infections are extremely rare with liposuction and most other facial plastic surgery procedures. I use prophylactic antibiotics before and after surgery and meticulous sterile technique to do everything […]

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I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT THE NECKLIFT PROCEDURE

Published on July 22, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I would like to know about the necklift procedure. My dad had a bad neck and I am developing the same neck. The skin is loose and folds inward. Is it better to get neck lift at my age (42) before it gets much worse, or should I wait longer to see more effect […]

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I WOULD LIKE A NECKLIFT WITH LIPOSUCTION

Published on July 17, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: I would like a necklift with liposuction. Will there be drains in me afterwards? Is it possible to inadvertently tear stitches out by moving my head afterwards too much? Answer: I don’t use drains for necklifts and mini-facelifts, but I do for traditional facelifts. Yes, it is possible to tear stitches by moving your […]

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MY NECK IS A TRAIN WRECK. I SHOULD WRITE A EULOGY ABOUT IT!

Published on July 16, 2010 by Jonathan Pontell, MD, FACS

Question: My neck is a train wreck. I should write a eulogy about it! I have far too much extra skin on my neck. I would like a necklift and have some concerns. What type of anesthesia is required? Where is the incision? How long do the effects of a necklift last? I am 63 […]

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