Many overweight people have large round faces and very full heavy necks. The fullness of the face and neck are a result of the excess fat. As these people lose weight, their faces lose their youthful appearance and they can look older than they did when they were heavier. There can actually be an impressive aging result even as the weight loss continues.
The face can begin to look deflated and sag with the loss of fat. This sagging of the facial skin creates heavy appearing lines, especially around the cheeks. As the cheek loses fat, it hangs lower and will cause shadows on the face. The cheek can have a ‘Saint Bernard' look, with heavy nasolabial folds and jowls extending below the angle of the jaw.
The neck's changes with weight loss can be equally as impactful than the face's changes. The heavy cheek blends into the sagging neck giving the ‘turkey neck' affect. This can be distressing and impede the sense of accomplishment for the weight loss. Not only are these facial changes disturbing, they may affect the employment ability and personal interactions of the person who lost the weight.
The plastic surgery options for the treatment of weight loss affecting the face and neck are the face lift and the neck lift. Dr. Kevin Sadati of the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery in Newport Beach has developed a breakthrough facial muscle tightening technique called the “Double C” Plication or Natural Lift. This technique provides a durable, natural-looking lift with a relatively easy and quick facelift recovery. Most importantly, this procedure is done under local anesthesia and oral sedation. This means recovery is much quicker and discomfort for the patient is greatly reduced.
Dr. Kevin Sadati is one of the top California facial plastic and ENT surgeons specializing in minimally invasive facial and nasal surgery. He is Board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolarynology Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOO-HNS), Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) and a member of the prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFRS).
Dr. Kevin Sadati has over a decade of experience in the field of nose, sinus and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and has become one of the most sought after Newport Beach and Orange County facelift, rhinoplasty, neck and face liposuction and sinus surgery specialists.