This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under general or local anesthesia, either in a free-standing surgical center or in the office. Dr. Kress begins the incision at the earlobe and curves in a gentle arc behind the ear. Through this incision the underlying tissue is tightened for a more natural appearance. A repair of the muscle separation in the front of the neck and/or liposuction in the area beneath the chin may also complement the neck lift. The excess skin is tightened and removed. Drains are seldom necessary, but may be used overnight at most. In many cases, a neck lift is performed along with a facelift
The iGuide procedure is done on an outpatient basis, usually under local anesthesia, either in a free-standing surgical center or in the office. Small incisions are placed in strategic locations along the jaw line, the neck, and just beneath the chin in the middle of the neck. Liposuction is performed in the neck area to help mobilize the neck skin. The suspension materials are passed from incision to incision crisscrossing and creating a lifting mesh of suspension. The overall effect is a lifting of the neck to a new and more esthetic angle.