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Neck Lift Surgery

New technologies available today, in combination with procedures Dr. Barnes has already been performing successfully for years, offer him a number of options for improved clinical results for his patients. With this goal in mind, Dr. Barnes has created the Shrink Lift procedure.

The Shrink Lift is his Neck Lipo Newport Beach Orange County specialty. It can be done for a lower neck “pooch” that women often complain about, as well as help improve heavy necks and jowls, heavy upper arms and love handles, too. In each case, Dr. Barnes performs his Shrink Lift procedures in similar ways in different body areas. Each patient has unique needs in Dr. Barnes’ opinion and is evaluated in terms of where and how they may benefit most from these procedures. Also for Tummy Lipo Newport Beach Orange County. This technique can really shrink loose skin.

Neck Lift Procedure

The Shrink Lift is compirsed of liposculpture of an area initially and then a local skin treatment with radio waves technology immediately thereafter. This is done in a similar way wherever it is done on the body.

It is usually possible to perform lower neck liposculpture – As it is for other areas – while you are awake in 30 minutes or so with little or no discomfort.

In the case of lower neck Shrink Lift – The first part of the Shrink Lift procedure is done by using a local anesthetic to numb a small area just above the pubic area, then make a tiny opening in the numbed skin and introduce about a cup or two of diluted numbing medicine in saline solution in order to numb the tissues of the lowerneck area – skin and fat below it.

The fluid introduced is called tumescent solution – It has been used in liposculpture for more than 20 years. Then a syringe is used to remove any un-needed fatty tissue in the area under theneck , neck, love handles or upper arms skin. This is called “liposculture.” There is generally little or no discomfort due to the numbing medicine used to prepare the areas being treated – This is the case for the Shink Lift of the neck, jowls, upper arms and love handles as well.

Immediately after liposculture, Dr. Barnes uses his radio wave device over the local skin of the areas where he does liposculpture. The radio waves serve to heat the collagen in the deeper skin in order to provoke more beneficial effects like increased skin tightening over doing just liposculture alone.

With the addition of using his radio wave device, the Polaris, immediately after the procedure, Dr. Barnes believes our patients are getting faster healing, tighter skin of the area as a result, less post-operative swelling, bruising and even less discomfort and a faster return to normal activities.

The radio wave treatment takes only minutes so that the entire Shrink Lift procedure may take 30 minutes or less – With little or no discomfort.

Results are often significant immediately after the Shrink Lift procedure (Local tumescent liposculture and radio waves treatment of local skin.) Most people can see a marked reduction in the size of the “pooch” of the lowerneck, neck size, love handles or upper arms right after.

Recovery time

Many of our patients are able to resume normal activities in the next day or two. And our patients are very happy about being awake for this procedure which usually takes under 30 minutes from beginning to finish so that they need not undergo intravenous sedation. he real pluses are, of course, little or no discomfort, an awake procedure (no sedation needed usually,) fast results, and very little downtime if any. For all these reasons, the Shrink Lift procedures are very popular in our practice and just the type of procedures that TV News programs call Dr. Barnes about as minimally invasive procedures that get great results are very popular today and can often be the answer for many people with concerns about the size of their lower neck, neck, jowls, upper arms, or love handles. More than one of these areas can be treated at the same time, too.