Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Neck Lift - Fixing the Hammock

I explain to many of my neck lift patients that treating the neck is like fixing a broken hammock with a hole in the middle.

The muscle bands that have become separated in the neck over time mimic the hole in the middle of the hammock. Fat has now protruded between these muscle bands. This fat is partially excised and the muscle bands are sewn tightly together.

Next, the hammock must be retightened around the trees. This muscle is then resuspended laterally to the tissue over the bone behind the ear. This tightens this muscle and creates a more acute angle and more delineated jawline. The excess skin is then redraped and trimmed behind the ear.

Dr. Funk is a Houston plastic surgeon specializing in the face and neck only. He sees patients from Houston, Memorial, Katy, Sugarland, Spring Cypress and throughout the Houston area.