Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Neck lifts are becoming popular cosmetic procedures. Today, advanced cosmetic medicine techniques enable plastic surgeons including those at the Peer Group to reduce or eliminate the excess fat and skin, and sagging muscle tissue that often develop around the neck as we grow older.
If you’ve been investigating neck lift plastic surgery procedures, chances are you’ve seen the term “platysmaplasty” and wondered exactly what it is. Platysmaplasty is the medical term for a procedure performed as part of some neck lift operations. The procedure is named for the platysma, a neck muscle under the chin that over time can loosen and stretch, producing the sagging, or so called “turkey wattle” under the chin. In the platysmaplasty procedure, the cosmetic plastic surgeon tightens or removes the platysma, eliminating unwanted band lines on the neck. Loose skin is also trimmed away as part of this procedure.
Platysmaplasty produces an ideal angle between the chin and the neck, increasing the chin’s depth and angularity. Given its impact on the results of this cosmetic surgery, there are very few neck lifts performed that do not incorporate a platysmaplasty as part of the procedure. Other procedures that may be performed as part of a neck lift include liposuction and cervicoplasty. Sometimes Botox injections are used to relax parts of the platysma that cause the banded appearance this procedure eliminates. These Botox treatments may be performed in lieu of or in conjunction with a neck lift.
If you’re considering having a neck lift, ask any cosmetic surgeon you consult about his or her experience with the platysmaplasty procedure, and whether you would benefit from it as part a neck lift operation.
Monday, May 30th, 2011
The furrowed brow: a sign of worry, stress, concern – and a sign of aging! Because as we grow older, the muscles in our foreheads that control these furrow lines become contracted, creasing our brows and foreheads and making us look worried, stressed, concerned, and older than we need to! And these deep wrinkles also make us appear perpetually tired, and look more serious, angry, and unhappy than we truly are. But you don’t have to look like a perpetual worrywart – with a highly effective plastic surgery procedure: A brow lift, also called a forehead lift. A brow lift smoothes these furrows and eliminates deep wrinkles, giving you a much more youthful and relaxed appearance. The muscles that cause the furrows are hard to reach, and a brow lift is one of the few cosmetic procedures that allow a cosmetic plastic surgeon to access them.
A brow lift can accomplish more than eliminate deep wrinkles. During the plastic surgery procedure, eyebrows can be raised and positioned higher on the brow bone. Excess skin and muscle are removed, resulting in a more youthful, rested appearance. The aesthetic plastic surgery leaves almost no lasting indication that you’ve “had work done,” because incisions can be hidden behind the hairline or, for bald individuals, along the creases of the skull bone.
Given the dramatic results, it’s not surprising this is a popular cosmetic procedure, often performed in combination with a facelift. Here at The Peer Group, our experienced team of plastic surgeons performs brow lifts, facelifts and other plastic surgery and non invasive cosmetic procedures for women and men throughout northern New Jersey who want to look and feel their best. If you want to know more, schedule an appointment with a plastic surgeon. Most qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeons will be happy to share photographs of brow lift patients taken before and after plastic surgery, and help you decide if this procedure is right for you.