Understanding your neck anatomy, Optimizing Neck lift results

Men and women who consider neck lift surgery in Newport Beach, Orange County, are annoyed by the fullness and/or sagging of the neck skin. These changes results in displeasing aged look of the face and neck region. The most obvious signs of gravity associated aging changes include

a) Jowling – drooping of skin that bunches along the jawline;

b) Submental fullness in the neck especially under the chin resulting from skin redundancy and fat deposits;

c) Vertical Banding resulting from variable stretching/tearing of the underlying neck muscle called the platysma. To optimize neck lift results, Dr. Mowlavi uses:

  1. Two separate layers of lift (the dual plane neck lift) which promotes optimum lifting by using two independent pull vectors: the platysma muscle layer as well as the skin layer.
  2. Comprehensive and individualized liposuction of all fat using microcannulas
  3. Repair of any tears in the neck muscle (plastysma) which may be present in 20% of the population.
  4. Minimizing visualization of neck incision lines by modified placement of incision on the back of the ear versus the traditional neck incision.
  5. Avoidance of hair loss(alopecia) by minimizing tension of incision line closure along the hairline. Using these specialized techniques, Dr. Mowlavi transforms an aged “spade: ♠” shaped face into a youthful “heart: ♥” shaped face and neck. We encourage you to see why Dr. Mowlavi is well regarded by his patients for natural and long lasting neck lift results.

Neck lift Cost in Newport Beach

The cost of a neck lift in Orange County can vary greatly from one plastic surgeon to another. One of the reasons for this cost variance has to do with the surgeon’s expertise with variable degree of lifting of the drooping soft tissues performed. At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, Dr. Mowlavi utilizes the gold standard, the Dual Plane Lift approach, which separately lifts the droopy skin and underlying muscle layer as described above. The advantages of a two layered lift are best described by an analogy to a properly made bed: you cannot pull the bed spread/cover(i.e. the skin) without first tucking in the sheets first (i.e. the muscle). The same is true with a neck lift. An experienced surgeon will leverage the lift of the drooping neck tissues on the underlying muscle layer, thus avoiding tension and an “operated” look of the outer skin layer. This will result in more effective (two layer) lift and a more permanent (comprehensive two layer) lift. The gold standard, dual plane neck lift in Newport Beach generally cost between $19,000 to $15,000. We encourage you to consult Dr. Mowlavi prior to committing to surgery as he is well regarded not only for his neck lift results but also his more reasonable neck lift prices. If you look in the mirror and are unhappy with the sagging of your neck and the loose skin around your lower cheeks and mouth, then make a consultation with our expert neck lift surgeon.

Neck lift Recovery

Our Orange County neck lift patients recovery in approximately 10 to 12 days. You will experience minimal discomfort as Dr. Mowlavi uses a long lasting anesthetic, lasting for up to 3 days, which nearly eliminates all of your discomfort. Although each patient is unique with their pain tolerance, Dr. Mowlavi’s patients routinely express that they had no pain with their surgery. Moreover, our Orange County neck lift patients are traditionally encouraged to go out to dinner with family and friends by postop day 12 ! By one month from neck lift surgery, you will be able to participate in all sports, go up to the podium for a public speaking engagement, or even get married.

Neck lift Before and After Photo

Neck Lift Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mowlavi encourages all prospective neck lift patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach to examine the surgeon’s before and after photos with a critical eye. Neck lift surgery is designed to correct and restore the neck contour altered by the force of gravity and aging. Neck lift surgery was not designed to make you look like a different person. A good neck lift does not leave a patient looking “pulled” or “operated” looking and should not result in ugly scars. Please examine postoperative photos for a)over all facial and neck appeal, b)well hidden and healed incision lines, c) tightened neck line, d)chiseled jawline and e)a natural, more youthful transformation of the preoperative image. An expert plastic surgeon, specializing in neck lift surgery, will achieve long lasting and natural results.

How our patients feel about us:

They made me feel truly cared for... Dr is an artist. He gave me exactly what I was looking for and answered all of my questions in a way that I could understand and felt comfortable with. His office staff is amazing - they were so warm and friendly and made me feel welcome and truly cared for.

Nikki Laguna Beach, CA

A surgeon I can count on for life... Dr Mowlavi has extraordinary bedside manor. In all aspects of my medical needs. He, along with his staff performed amazing feats for me as a patient traveling from out of state . They work like a fine art painting being fine tuned and the concerns of the patient were always addressed and resolved efficiently. The medical profession is blessed with Dr. Mowlavi. My veins are flowing again, my eyes can see again and my back pain is gone. He goes beyond plastic surgery and I have found a surgeon I can count on for life.

Wendy W. Norwalk, CA

He listened to my concerns... I have known Dr. Mowlavi for about 10 years and have always trusted and liked him. Finally after having a particularly stressful couple years decided to follow through on a Facelift. I am so happy about the results and my choice of doctor. Dr. Mowlavi listened to my concerns and wishes and followed through giving me great results. I highly recommend him!

Anonymous Laguna Beach, CA

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