The face-lift and neck-lift procedures are performed to tighten the skin of the lower half of the face and neck, giving the patient a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Depending on the condition and age of the skin of the person undergoing the surgery, the results will range from subtle to dramatic.
Rhytidectomy surgery, while commonly done, is a more invasive procedure that usually lasts several hours. Dr. Boss’s experience in microsurgery and endoscopic techniques allows him to use smaller incisions leading to less scarring, bleeding and hair loss. Incisions usually begin above the hairline at the temples, extend in a natural line in front of the ear (or just inside the cartilage at the front of the ear) and continue behind the ear lobe to the lower scalp. If the neck needs to be done, a small incision will also be made under the chin. Dr. Boss separates the skin from the fat and the muscle below. Fat may be trimmed or suctioned from around the neck and chin to improve the contour. He then tightens the under lying muscle, pulls the skin back, and removes the excess. He then stitches the layers of the tissues and closes the incisions. Dr. Boss may also wrap your head loosely in bandages to minimize bruising and swelling.
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