What to Do About Your Aging Neck?

aging neck

A lot can be revealed about the age of a person through their neck. The skin around our lower jaw and neck loses significant elasticity, as we get older, causing it to noticeably sag or droop. This can be a difficult sign of aging to disguise through creams and makeup and often requires a cosmetic procedure to truly provide visible positive results. As an expert in the field of facial plastic surgery, Orange County-based Dr. Alexis D. Furze, MD, FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, reconstructive surgeon and head and neck surgeon that provides patients will several options for rejuvenating the neck area. Dr. Furze and his highly trained medical team at Facial Plastic Surgery Orange County offer the following procedures, as solutions for helping patients look more youthful and feel more positive about their appearance.

Neck Lift

The neck lift procedure is highly effective for reducing the signs of aging as it significantly corrects the sagging and drooping of the neck/jowl area. With his years of experience and training, Dr. Furze is able to provide patients with natural, youthful results. The procedure “reverses” the signs of aging by surgically tightening the loose skin and muscles in the neck area. In addition, a neck lift reduces lines and wrinkles, which typically accumulate on and around the neck and lower jaw as we age. Although neck lift surgery is normally an outpatient procedure, because it is still surgery there is a recommended recovery period of several weeks. Usually, patients can resume non-strenuous daily activity within the first week. The neck lift remains one of the most sought after procedures at Facial Plastic Surgery Orange County as Dr. Furze is able to provide patients with a refreshing, revitalized and natural look.

A non-surgical neck lift

Although a neck lift surgery is very effective, the fact that it is an invasive procedure can be a significant drawback for some patients. Fort his reason Dr. Furze provides a non-invasive neck rejuvenation procedure, the non-surgical neck lift. Injectables like Restylane or Botox are used in this procedure to give the skin lifting and tightened effect. This is the ideal procedure for patients looking to improve their appearance and reduce the signs of aging without committing to a surgical procedure. The non-surgical neck lift has lower risks and shorter recovery period. It also costs less, which can be an advantage when considering cosmetic medical treatments. Although Dr. Furze has had excellent results with this type of “neck lift”, it is important to note that the results achieved with a non-surgical neck lift are not as long lasting or as complete as those achieved with a surgical procedure.

Neck Liposuction

Though not exclusive to the process of aging, the excessive fat deposits on the neckline along with loose skin can affect a person’s appearance dramatically. In these cases, neck liposuction can improve a patient’s appearance by removing extra fat and contouring the face. This provides patients with a toned and refreshed look. Neck liposuction helps restore a graceful, slender neckline, greatly improving their overall look. During this procedure, performed by facial plastic surgeon specialist Dr. Furze, extra fat and skin laxity is eliminated from the neck and lower face. Dr. Furze is able to target the specific areas affected, leaving patients with extremely satisfactory results.

Why Choose Facial Plastic Surgery OC

Dr. Furze and his Orange County medical team are committed to ensuring patients not only receive the safest plastic surgery care but that their personal aesthetic goals are met as well. A highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Furze was recently awarded the 2017 physician of excellence in Orange County. As a specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Furze can provide patients with natural, youthful improvements in their appearance. With two office locations outside the Los Angeles area, Dr. Furze and his team are pleased to help you decide which procedure is best for you. Contact his office to make an appointment today.

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