Facial rejuvenation refers to a delicate set of procedures that should only be left in the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon. Patients seeking a fresher and more youthful appearance in Boston and the surrounding New England area trust Dr. Min S. Ahn, a double board certified facial plastic surgeon who has dedicated his practice solely to procedures of the face and neck. Dr. Ahn is an expert in minimally invasive techniques that result in beautiful enhancement, with minimal scarring or downtime. His expertise allows him to subtly and artistically alter the facial features to create natural- looking yet noticeable results.
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Many facelift and mini lift techniques focus on tightening the skin as well as minimal lifting of the muscle layer known as the SMAS, the layer that separates the skin of the face from the underlying nerves and other structures. The tension placed on the tightened skin often results in a “pulled” or overly tight look. The deep plane lift goes a step further and fully releases the SMAS by separating microscopic ligaments. This allows the surgeon to lift more effectively the SMAS, skin and jowls as a unit. This leads to more natural and longer- lasting rejuvenation. Considered to be the gold standard in lifting techniques, the deep plane mini lift is ideal for individuals that have heavy cheeks and sagging of the jowls, but do not have significant excess skin of the face and neck.
Neck lift minimizes signs of aging on the neck for a sleeker and more youthful neck and jawline. During the procedure, Dr. Ahn trims lax skin and sutures the underlying muscles using an advanced technique called a corset platysmaplasty, that results in a smoother contour. In addition to treating excess skin, neck lift minimizes the appearance of vertical neck bands. Ideal candidates for neck lift are individuals with significant sagging skin on the neck but no jowls.
Dr. Ahn is experienced in combining deep plane mini lift with neck lift for comprehensive rejuvenation on the lower facial area and neck. Ideal candidates for this combination procedure are individuals who have noticeable signs of aging on the neck and jowls, and wish to undergo only one operation and recovery period.
Neck liposuction eliminates fatty deposits on the neck and underneath the chin, which often create the dreaded “double chin” appearance. Liposuction involves creates a series of strategically placed incisions through which a thin tube or cannula is then inserted. The cannula loosens the excess fat so it can be suctioned out. Dr. Ahn is highly sought out for neck liposuction thanks to his superior approach. While other plastic surgeons simply remove excess fat, Dr. Ahn carefully sculpts the remaining fat and tissues on the neck, for a smoother and aesthetically pleasing appearance. Ideal candidates for neck liposuction are individuals with pockets of fat on the neck and underneath the chin but little to no excess skin.
For more information on the surgical options Dr. Ahn offers for facial rejuvenation, please schedule a personal consultation. Contact his Boston practice to speak to a member of our team today.