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NYC Plastic Surgeon Revolutionizes Neck Rejuvenation with Wattlectomy Surgery for Men

New York, New York, Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Darrick Antell, a plastic surgeon in NYC, offers wattlectomy, a new approach to neck rejuvenation designed particularly for men to reduce excess neck skin. This excess skin is often referred to as a turkey neck or turkey wattle, which can cause a double chin and make the face appear older-looking.

 “This operation accommodates the primary desire of men to remove the loose skin under the chin without undergoing a neck lift,” says Dr. Antell. While a neck lift is a useful cosmetic procedure for facial rejuvenation, many patients may experience sufficient results with a wattlectomy.

Compared to neck lift surgery, a wattlectomy is less invasive as it uses minimal sutures. This causes the recovery time to be much shorter, but the results are just as impressive as neck lift surgery. In most cases, patients are able to return to work in less than 1 week.

 “A wattlectomy is performed through a direct excision of the involved area under the chin and upper neck using Z-plasty, which is a zig-zag incision that helps reduce the overall severity of scarring,” explains Dr. Antell. Wattlectomy surgery is performed under local anesthesia to reduce patient discomfort.

On average, Dr. Antell can perform a wattlectomy in approximately 1 hour. Following neck rejuvenation with Dr. Antell, patients are able to go home the same day as their procedure. Wattlectomy surgery can help patients achieve beautiful results and a more defined neck and facial profile.

Neck contouring surgery is especially useful for men who are unable to reduce neck fullness through proper diet and exercise. For those patients who have lost a significant amount of weight, a wattlectomy can correct the excess loose neck skin under the chin and around the neck that is a result of weight loss.

“Many patients opt to combine neck contouring surgery with another facial plastic surgery procedure for the most youthful-looking results possible,” says Dr. Antell. “Popular procedures that many patients combine with a wattlectomy include rhinoplasty, facial implants, eyelid surgery, brow lift, and more.”

In addition to other plastic surgery procedures, a wattlectomy is often combined with cosmetic fillers, such as Botox®, Juvederm®, or Restylane®. These non-surgical cosmetic treatments can help subtly improve a patient’s facial appearance and reduce the signs of aging.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Antell is a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in wattlectomy, body contouring, facial rejuvenation, and other fields of plastic surgery.

For more detailed information on a wattlectomy, Dr. Antell, or any other cosmetic surgery procedures he offers, please call our NYC plastic surgery office at 212.988.4040 or request an appointment online.

CONTACT: Darrick E. Antell, MD, FACS
850 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10075
(212) 988-4040
Monday, November 20, 2017 - 14:00

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