As advances are made in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation technologies, cosmetic/plastic surgeons are getting closer to obtaining surgical like results without a scalpel.
At the present there is not a single non-surgical or minimally invasive modality that seems to get the results people were looking for in a non-surgical neck lift until now! As a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in cosmetic surgery, I felt the same way. I wanted to be able to offer my patients, who desired a non-surgical neck lift superior results. To accomplish this goal I combine micro-liposuction, internal injectable radiofrequency (ThermiTight™), and barbed absorbable suspension sutures to create an almost instant result that improves with time and typically last several years.*
I call this procedure “The “Instant” Neck Lift”.* Patients are excited to learn that this procedure:
- Is performed under local anesthesia.
- Takes less than an hour to complete.*
- The patient goes home with a compressive dressing which is removed the next morning and then they wear it at bedtime only for approximately 2-3 weeks.*
- Bruising is minimal because we use only blunt needles.
- Normal activities can be resumed almost immediately with the exception of heavy exercise that may affect the effectiveness of the barbed sutures.*
Insertion of Barbed Absorbable Sutures
While the results are immediate (micro-liposuction fat removal plus the immediate suspension and tightening of skin along the jawline with the barbed absorbable sutures), the internal radiofrequency heating starts up process of shrinking or as I like to say shrink wrapping the skin of the neck.*
This process takes up to a year and serial photograph showed the neck looking better and better over this period of time.*
Individual results may vary.
This was taken 3 1/2 weeks later because the procedure was performed 2 days prior to Hurricane Irma and immediate follow up was impossible.*
Listen to an interview with the patient concerning this procedure.
If you’re interested in finding out if you are a candidate for this procedure, please call my office at 239-348-7362. Peña Plastic Surgery in Naples since 1990.
*Individual results may vary. Consult with Dr. Peña to see if you are a candidate.