Permanent Neck Contour Suture Suspension
Dr. Angelchik was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) in 1996 and successfully completed a rigorous recertification process in 2006 and 2016. He participates in the Maintenance of Certification program through the ABPS. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has also been named to Castle & Connolly’s Top Doctors in America every year since 1996.
Dr. Paul Angelchik is a Phoenix plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Angelchik is well-trained and experienced in all forms of plastic surgery, namely breast enhancement and facial rejuvenation. He has been serving patients for over 20 years. Dr. Angelchik brings his surgical experience, expertise, and quality care to patients in and around Phoenix, Arizona.
Permanent neck contour suture (suture suspension) is a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure designed to tighten and redefine the neck muscles and jawline. Achieve a sharpened jawline and smooth neck with long-lasting results and no surgical measures.
Suture suspension is a surgical procedure designed to treat signs of aging in the neck. As we age, the skin becomes loose and the platysma bands (vertical neck bands) start to weaken. This gives the neck a jawline a sagging, aged appearance.
Permanent neck contour suture suspension can treat the following concerns:
- Prominent vertical neckbands
- Loose skin along the jawline
- Sagging skin on the neck
- Weakened neck muscles
Permanent neck contour suture suspension requires no incisions and can be performed under local anesthesia unless combined with other surgical procedures. General anesthesia will be used if your neck suture suspension is performed in combination with surgeries like an eyelid lift, rhinoplasty, facelift, etc.
Permanent neck contour suture suspension takes about one hour to complete. During the procedure, Dr. Angelchik will carefully weave sutures under the skin through a few small punctures under the chin and along the jawline. An LED light will illuminate the suture needle to ensure proper placement of the sutures. Once in place, the sutures are tightened and secured to lift the neck muscles and skin under the chin. Unlike PDO threads, these sutures are made from braided polyester and are not absorbable. This gives the procedure much longer-lasting effects.
After a suture suspension, you will be given a compression garment that should be worn for about 10 days to minimize swelling. While sleeping or lying down, keep your head elevated slightly during that initial recovery period. After 1-2 weeks, swelling and bruising will have reduced to reveal your newly sculpted neck. Patients can expect their results to last an average of 3-5 years, but many see results that last for many additional years!
If you want all the benefits of a neck lift without invasive measures or a long recovery, a neck contour suture suspension in Phoenix, AZ, may be a great choice for you! Schedule a consultation today with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Angelchik to learn more about suture suspension and whether this procedure is right for you.