Do you have extra fullness under your chin and neck? While this is often due to hereditary deposits of adipose (fatty) tissue in the submental area, Dr. Picerno and Dr. Cote are specifically trained to enhance the neck and face region. They have the experience and expertise that sets them apart and provides patients with that extra boost of confidence – in their treatment, and of course, in their results with submental lipectomy.

Learn how a submental lipectomy or neck lift can help you to regain your youthful appearance and make you feel good about the way you look. Schedule an initial consultation with one of our doctors by calling 303-744-2300. You will be showing off your neck with flattering clothing and fun jewelry in no time.

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Submental Lipectomy

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Submental Lipectomy

Depending on the bone structure in your neck, the results of submental lipectomy can often be quite substantial, and can dramatically postpone the need for facelift surgery. This procedure works best on young to middle-aged individuals who have good skin tones. Without good skin tone, the fatty tissue would be removed, but the skin tightening that occurs secondary to undermining tissues would not take place. A submental lipectomy only removes excess fat and relies upon the skin’s ability to tighten itself. It is not a replacement for a facelift or a necklift. However, dramatic results can be obtained with a minimal amount of discomfort and recovery time for appropriate individuals. This procedure can be done under local anesthesia in less than an hour in our Denver or Lone Tree offices. Recovery is just about 3-5 days. Combining submental lipectomy with a chin implant can result in superior, long-lasting results.


Neck Lift Surgery

The neck lift procedure starts with an incision under the chin and sometimes in the nape of the neck through which the skin is brought up to reverse signs of aging like sagging skin, fat under the chin, or visible bands in the neck. As we age, the edges of the neck muscles separate and fall, creating visible vertical bands. While the neck lift is not a replacement for the facelift, in many cases, 80% of the improvement that a facelift would provide to this area can be achieved with a neck lift. Benefits of a neck lift include less visible external incisions and less healing time.

Neck lifts are especially beneficial in men who want to avoid the telltale incision in front of the ear that is necessary for a male facelift, yet are concerned over the laxity of tissue in the neck area. Differing from a facelift, the neck lift removes fatty tissue, re-supports muscles, and removes some skin below the chin and in the neck area. A facelift removes fatty tissue, re-supports muscles, and removes excess skin in the neck, cheek, jowl, and lateral temporal areas. Please consider that a neck lift does require twilight or general anesthesia.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat around the neck and jaw. This creates a more youthful-looking and defined neck.

Whats involved in a neck lift?

During a neck lift, the underlying tissue in the neck is repositioned, and the muscle may be tightened. The skin is then redraped to create a tighter, smoother appearance.

How long does it take to recover from a neck lift?

Neck lift recovery typically takes about two weeks. After resting for two weeks following the procedure, most patients can return to work or other activities, although some bruising, swelling, and tightness will likely remain.

How do I prepare for a neck lift?

Have a thorough pre-operative physical exam and assessment by your surgeon and possibly involving your primary physician. At FacesFirst we do a pre-operative visit to cover most questions and review recovery plans. Before your procedure, plan good rest, nutrition and exercise so your body can do well with healing.

Is Neck lift surgery dangerous?

Any surgery can have risks, but a necklift performed by an experienced and well trained surgeon will minimize any risks. In most well prepared situations, this is not a dangerous procedure. At FacesFirst we will work to help you feel well prepared.

What is a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift is not actually a surgical procedure but instead it is a treatment of the face with injectable fillers-hence the term liquid. When well planned and executed, this can restore the volume lost with aging and give you a lifted rejuvenated look. Come discuss with our surgeons at FacesFirst a plan to achieve these results with no downtime.

What is the best treatment for saggy neck?

This all depends on what is causing the sag. It could be loose skin or muscle that needs to be lifted. It could be fatty tissue that needs to be reduced. Come have a consult with the doctors at FacesFirst to see whats best for you.

Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno are board-certified plastic surgeons practicing in Denver and Lone Tree, Colorado. They have over 40 years of combined experience together in facial plastic surgery. Both Dr. Cote and Dr. Picerno specialize in procedures like Facelift, Browlift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nose Surgery, and many other types of cosmetic procedures at FacesFirst.

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