PLAS­TIC SURGERY

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Advertising - Paul Vanek, MD, FACS

Q: My neck looks bad in selfies – what are my op­tions? A: Thanks to selfies and video chats, more and more peo­ple are hor­ri­fied at how their neck looks. This feel­ing can come from see­ing an an­gle that is close-up, from be­low, and in High Def­i­ni­tion! You have plenty of non-in­va­sive op­tions in­clud­ing ra­dio fre­quency mi­cro needling, fat trans­fer, fillers and in­jecta­bles. But while non-in­va­sive treat­ments have been trend­ing more pop­u­lar, there’s been a shift back to­wards surgery as pa­tients see the lim­its of what non-in­va­sive things can ac­com­plish, es­pe­cially in ar­eas like the neck. While in­jecta­bles and fillers only in­creased 5.1% in 2017, sur­gi­cal neck-lifts in­creased by 20%. A neck lift can tighten up the un­der­ly­ing fa­cial struc­ture, is long-last­ing and can look very nat­u­ral. Neck con­tour­ing isn’t de­fined by a sur­gi­cal tech­nique, but rather by your aes­thetic goals. I use a com­pletely dif­fer­ent sur­gi­cal ap­proach if you want to re­shape your full chin, or want to elim­i­nate a sag­ging “turkey neck.” Neck lifts cre­ate a firmer, smoother and more re­fined ap­pear­ance to the neck and chin. Even with­out mak­ing any other changes to the face, im­prov­ing a thick, wrin­kled or sag­ging neck can dra­mat­i­cally im­prove your ap­pear­ance by look­ing younger or as though you lost weight. It can also help re­store bal­ance to fa­cial fea­tures by pro­vid­ing a bet­ter-de­fined jaw­line that frames the rest of your face. Neck lifts typ­i­cally are per­formed as an out­pa­tient pro­ce­dure un­der gen­eral anes­the­sia. Most pa­tients re­turn to daily ac­tiv­i­ties within 2 weeks. Bruis­ing and swelling are nor­mal for about a week. Please con­tact my of­fice for your per­sonal con­sul­ta­tion. Dr. Paul Vanek M.D., F.A.C.S. Vanek Plas­tic Surgery 9485 Men­tor Ave #100 Men­tor, OH 44060 440-205-5750 www.Men­torPlas­ticSurgery.com Ac­cept­ing new pa­tients for non-in­tru­sive and sur­gi­cal cos­metic and re­con­struc­tive so­lu­tions

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