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More Options for a Beautiful Neck

More Options for a Beautiful Neck

Everyone has heard about breast lifts, boob jobs, and face lifts, but what about procedures for the neck? A variety of problems can be associated with the neck: loose skin, fat build-up, or, as some say, simply not having one! By utilizing modern technologies and decades of experience, Dr. Brad Calobrace of Louisville takes time to really assess his patients who come in looking to rejuvenate the neck area. Some may just need a bit of fat melting, others liposuction, and there are those who might require a surgical procedure to get a beautiful result.

The takeaway for patients is, no matter the state of your neck, the rights hands matched with the right tools can create life-changing results.

By M. Bradley Calobrace, MD
and Beverly Brooks
The Plastic Surgery Channel

Singling out the neck from the face

To the inexperienced eye, problems with the neck might seem to just fall into the category of “I need a face lift”.  Dr. Calobrace admits many patients coming into his practice discouraged by the appearance of their neck often ask if they need a face lift.

“When a patient is bothered by the neck and jowl you don’t usually need to treat it with a face lift unless there’s advanced aging and a lot of sagging skin,” says Calobrace. “Women always come in asking for a face lift and I ask them, ‘What bothers you the most? Neck, jowls?’ It’s always the neck.”

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Calobrace analyzes his patients and decides how severe the problems are, which allows him to choose the appropriate procedure. Whether it be a non-invasive device, a touch of liposuction, or perhaps a small incision with skin tightening, his array of modern tools and techniques are available to meet all demands:

  • TruSculpt™ uses radio frequency to melt the fat and tighten the skin in a non-invasive procedure
  • An anterior neck lift involving a small incision to tighten the muscle from the front without having to go behind the ears
  • Submental liposuction with a chin implant takes fat out while providing volume in patients with a weak chin
  • Mini facelift or neck lift to contour the neck as well as addressing aging in the cheeks and jowls

“When you’re bothered by the neck or jowl, don’t just think face lift,” says Calobrace. “There are more options today that can get the job done, individualized to a patient’s unique anatomy and issues.”

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An experienced surgeon is key

To truly find pleasing results that will last into the future, choosing the right surgeon is key. A board certified plastic surgeon will have all of the modern tools available to treat the variety of neck issues, but that’s not all they offer. An experienced surgeon will accurately assess your individual issues in order to create a personalized treatment plan.

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“You need to go to a surgeon who has all the options available,” says Calobrace.   “A face is very personal, and the more experience the doctor has the more artistic they become. You can see it in your patient’s face; they will appear rested and the results will be much better than they ever expected.”

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