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A Suture Suspension Neck Lift with PrecisionTX Laser-Assisted Liposuction

Have you looked in the mirror recently and found that you have sagging skin in your neck? It may be time to take some serious action. With a neck lift, you can improve the appearance of your neck muscles, chin, jawline, and jowls.

There are different types of neck lifts available for you to choose from. A suture suspension neck lift is one where two sutures are used ear-to-ear and tightened until the incision is closed. The reason some plastic surgeons use this type of neck lift is because it requires a limited number of sutures. This results in minimal post-surgical marks.

With the advancement of medical technology, you now have the option of undergoing a minimally-invasive suture suspension neck lift.

PrecisionTX Laser-assisted Liposuction

The PrecisionTX laser is a cutting edge technology that is used during non-invasive cosmetic procedures. It is used to improve the contours of small areas of the body, such as the neck, chin, and jaw.

The laser emits a concentrated beam of energy, which helps sculpt the neck and tighten the skin around the treated area. The major advantage of this procedure is that it is carried out in the comfort of the plastic surgeon’s office and it is performed as an outpatient procedure. This also means that there is no long, drawn-out recovery period and you can return to your normal activities in no time.

Many cosmetic procedures show visible results after multiple sessions, but the PrecisionTX laser-assisted liposuction will deliver substantial results after a single session.

Face Lifts or Neck Lifts?

When it comes to choosing between a face lift and a neck lift, you need to consider a few things. Firstly, a face lift can help you with pan-facial augmentation. It can improve the contours of your facial region, but if you need improvements in the neck area, a more specialized treatment is necessary. Secondly, a face lift is an invasive surgical procedure that involves longer periods of treatment and recovery.

In comparison, neck lifts are much safer and they have a minimal recovery period. This is especially true of the PrecisionTX laser-assisted liposuction. While neck lifts do seem like the better option, it is best to consult your doctor regarding the treatment that will best suit your needs.

How Does the Liposuction Work?

Your doctor will provide you a local anesthetic to numb the area. Next, tiny incisions will be made on your neck, to fit the laser fiber in your skin. Your doctor will thenactivate the laser and begin the treatment.

The heat produced by the laser will not only disintegrate the fat cells in the neck, but it will also stimulate the production of collagen, which will help tighten your skin and improve its elasticity. The amount of fat to be suctioned out will depend on individual requirements.

You may experience some discomfort after the treatment, but this will subside after some time. For optimal recovery times, you will need to follow any post-surgical advise given to you by your surgeon.

Contact Our Office

Contact our office to learn more about the treatment. Dr. Robert Lowen, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will analyze your individual needs and construct a surgical plan to help you achieve the aesthetic look you desire.

New Law Requires Notice to Patients About Open Payments Database

Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 1278, physicians will soon be required to provide a notice to their patients regarding the Open Payments database (Database), which is managed by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS.

Specifically, this new law requires physicians to do the following beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described below on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.

“For informational purposes only, a link to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Open Payments web page is provided here. https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/

The federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires that detailed information about payment and other payments of value worth over ten dollars ($10) from manufacturers of drugs, medical devices, and biologics to physicians and teaching hospitals be made available to the public.”

Beginning January 1, 2024, a physician who uses a website in their medical practice must conspicuously post the same notice described above on their website.

Under this law, a violation of these requirements constitutes unprofessional conduct.