Not all patients need or want total facial rejuvenation.
Instead, a neck lift can offer long lasting cosmetic improvement at the jaw and neckline. This procedure treats excess skin and fat under the jaw while tightening up the musculature and supporting the deeper neck tissues. For women, neck contouring can soften, refine and rejuvenate their appearance. For men, a neck lift can restore their masculine features and bring back a more youthful appearance with strong features.
Dr. Bryant offers an extended deep plane neck lift as well as other traditional neck lift techniques, such as SMAS-based procedures and direct neck lift, as well as corset platysmaplasty, submentoplasty, and liposuction. Some patients may only require a mini neck lift to correct early signs of neck aging. Mature patients often benefit most from a neck lift, or a neck lift and facelift combined surgery.
Neck lifts are often performed at the same time as a facelift. The face and lower neck tend to age at the same pace, so it makes sense to treat both at once. Many patients with concerns about the aging appearance of their jawline assume that a neck lift is the correct treatment of choice.
In reality, the loss of youthful jawline contours is often the result of facial tissues sagging over the jaw, in addition to laxity and aging in the neck. A traditional facelift does provide a degree of neck tightening, but a neck lift is often needed to address moderate to severe sagging jowls and a turkey neck. Unlike a mini facelift, a full neck lift addresses the platysma muscle that is responsible for creating vertical neckbands (cobra neck).
Dr. Bryant’s total facial rejuvenation uses a minimally invasive, deep-plane facelift approach. This advanced facelift method is customized for each patient only performed extensively by a few surgeons across the country.
It has been proven to offer exceptionally natural results while also being extremely safe and effective. By gently supporting the face and neck soft tissues, and also releasing tension points (to prevent a pulled or windswept look), the procedure results in a more youthful appearance. It’s a safe, natural, and long-lasting cosmetic improvement.
Dr. Bryant is well trained, having completed his facelift fellowship with Dr. Andrew Jacono. Although the deep-plane approach is typically the best choice, each patient’s needs and goals are unique. Because of this, he also performs other more traditional SMAS facelift methods. Nonetheless, he has found that most patients get the best results using the advanced deep plane approach.
For patients that have previously been treated by other surgeons, Dr. Bryant offers a personalized service to maintain or correct any facial aging or post-operative concerns you may have. Revision procedures include secondary facelifts, revision facelifts, and minimally invasive treatments, such as laser therapy, liposuction, and radiofrequency using Morpheus8 or EmbraceRF with FaceTite and AccuTite.
A mini neck lift focuses on restoration of the neck and jawline areas while minimizing the incision to hide it behind the ear.
It helps restore definition and contour giving you a more youthful, rested appearance. Every patient is different, and Dr. Bryant will work with you to customize your neck procedure based on your needs. A mini neck lift surgery can also provide chin fat reduction for a double chin and shape a more sculpted jawline contour.
Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics
Neck liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes small pockets of excess fat that are hiding the chiseled jawline beneath.
Surgical neck fat reduction can be performed without the need for general anesthesia since we are working on a small area of the face. Light sedation is available for patients that prefer it. This procedure can also be combined with other treatments, either in the office or in the operating room. Many forms of liposuction also have a liquid anesthetic injected into the tissues to reduce discomfort during the procedure and help break up the fat, called tumescent. Neck and chin lipo are permanent solutions for a double chin or chin fat. However, it will not fix loose jowls. Buccal fat reduction, facelifting, facial micro-liposuction, or other skin tightening treatments are needed for this.
Dr. Lucas Bryant has developed this procedure after working with many patients that wanted the best of both worlds.
This treatment was designed for patients who wanted the rapid recovery of non-surgical treatment, but also wanted a more powerful rejuvenation that usually requires regular surgical methods. This approach uses a small incision hidden underneath your chin. Excess fat is removed and the neck muscles are gently supported and tightened to restore a natural-appearing neckline. Liposuction may also be performed if needed.
Once the neckline is restored through this single incision, EmbraceRF or FaceTite is performed. This procedure uses RF energy to tighten and stimulate the supportive tissues under the skin. It also stimulates the skin to help tone, thicken, and create more collagen. At the end of the treatment, RF micro-needling is used to stimulate and restore the skin. This may be combined with PRP if desired.
The face and neck lift is generally performed under IV sedation at an outpatient surgical center. We have six convenient locations throughout the greater Nashville metro area to provide easy access no matter where our patients are coming from. Some patients choose to have their procedures performed in our office. Some procedures may only require topical anesthesia or light sedation. This is discussed individually with each patient during our consultation. Our goal is to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure, first and foremost.
Before your procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Bryant and his surgical care coordinator. Your personal treatment plan will be reviewed and you’ll be provided with all preoperative and postoperative instructions — as well as medication if applicable. The Nashville neck lift cost along with the cost of related procedures will be provided at this time so you can plan ahead for the financial expense of surgery. While insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures, cash pay, credit, and special financing options including Bankworthy Technology and Care Credit are available.
Many patients are surprised by the minimal amount of pain experienced, and often only require Tylenol after the first one to two days. Sutures are typically removed within seven to ten days. And, most patients are comfortable resuming light social activity in about two weeks. Minimally invasive procedures such as RF skin tightening and dermal fillers have little to no downtime.
If you’re feeling unsure about surgical procedures, Dr. Bryant also offers nonsurgical approaches to refining the appearance of an aging neck.
As a facial specialist, he carefully vets industry innovations – such as minimally invasive procedures – offering only the safest and most effective solutions. We offer a wide variety of all treatment types. Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics is based on honesty in communication and excellence in outcomes. While we may offer a wide variety of treatment options, not all treatments are right for you! We strive to customize our treatment plan based on your specific needs. Dr. Bryant will help you find the right solution for you during your consultation. Options include minimally invasive treatments (FaceTite, AccuTite, Liposuction, Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling, etc.) for patients that prefer a shorter recovery time.
You may have seen FaceTite on Real Housewives of Orange County. Other well-known celebrities who have used the treatment include Paula Abdul. The FDA-approved FaceTite procedure uses a handheld device to transmit RF energy into the skin. This non-surgical skin tightening procedure is highly effective when performed by a board-certified physician such as Dr. Bryant.
It takes skill and experience to administer RF skin tightening treatments the right way. FaceTite RF neck tightening tightens loose skin and even stimulates collagen production for a firm, youthful neck, and face. It is a minimally invasive office procedure that can be performed in the comfort of a treatment chair, with no surgery needed.
InMode AccuTite is the smallest RF device on the market, so it is a perfect match for a small area such as the chin, jaw, and lower face. It is able to get into nooks and contours with ease, ensuring no area is missed. This neck skin tightening device uses the same technology as FaceTite, with the main difference being the smaller size.
Like FaceTite, AccuTite is among the most advanced RFAL treatments (radiofrequency assisted lipolysis) available today. This minimally invasive procedure can be performed in an outpatient setting. Dr. Bryant is an InMode Luminary Partner and was the first physician in Tennessee to offer this brand new, exciting treatment. To learn more, see our blog posts HERE
For wrinkles on the eyelids, forehead, chin, lower face, and neck, Morpheus8 microneedling represents the next generation of RF skin tightening. It is most often compared to ultherapy, but many patients prefer Morpheus because there is significantly less pain during the procedure and the results seem to be more consistent.
Morpheus8 combines two procedures in one: microneedling for collagen induction and radiofrequency energy to tighten sagging neck and face skin. It is also effective for increasing skin elasticity, softening scars, and improving skin texture. The customizability of Morpheus is unique. Most patients receive treatments using several different depths and energy levels to give the best possible result.
Jowl sagging and loose facial skin is no match for the Embrace radiofrequency treatment. Embrace skin tightening is a procedure that is ideal for sagging skin that the patient hopes to make appear more firm and taut without surgery.
Embrace RF combines FDA-approved FaceTite skin tightening technology with Morpheus8 RF micro-needling to increase the level of skin penetration even more than FaceTite alone. This subdermal adipose remodeling device (“SARD”) provides excellent chin fat reduction while visibly firming loose skin. Examples of EmbraceRF patients treated by Dr. Bryant can be seen HERE.
Experience the transformative difference that working with Dr. Bryant can have on your life. Schedule a consultation with us in Nashville today.