As the name implies, a neck lift targets a drooping or sagging neck area. Incisions are typically shorter than those made during a traditional facelift and are normally placed only at the earlobe and behind the ear. A platysmaplasty is commonly needed on neck lift patients to remove any pronounced neck cords. Finally, the surgeon will remove any excess fat from the neck area using liposuction or similar techniques. A neck lift may be performed alone in patients with excellent skin elasticity. More commonly, when skin elasticity is fair or poor, a facelift is also performed to remove excess skin that would otherwise remain.
A platysmaplasty is a procedure that targets the platysma muscle, which is located beneath the skin on the neck. As part of the aging process, many people will notice that these muscles begin to protrude from the neck resulting in two neck “cords” or bands running vertically down their necks. During a platysmaplasty, the surgeon separates the skin from the platysma muscle and treats these cords directly. A platysmaplasty is commonly performed with facelifts and neck lifts.
While injectables such as Dysport or Bellafill can help retard some of the signs of facial aging, they are no substitute for traditional facelifts. The effects of these fillers may last anywhere from three months to two years. However, a facelift's rejuvenating effects can extend more than ten years. Derma Fillers target wrinkles and sunken areas of the face, while a facelift restores the lower two-thirds of the face and neck. Additionally, a facelift can remove excess skin, tighten muscles, and reposition some of the underlying tissues of the face; all of these functions are way outside the realm of injectables. There really is no comparison between injectables and facelifts when it comes to their age-defying effects. That said, it's important to realize that facelift surgery (rhytidectomy or rhytidoplasty) is a major procedure with a significant recovery period and a more involved risk profile than injectables. Weighing the benefits and risks of a facelift is the best way to determine if it is the right facial cosmetic procedure for you.
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Dr. Krupp graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1982 and completed his residency training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, in 1985. Dr. Krupp earned his Board Certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1987. He has been in private practice ever since and remains at the top of his field through vigorous training in advanced procedures. He enjoys teaching and has taken the opportunities for hands-on teaching and lecturing throughout his career. He makes no compromises when it comes to patient care. It’s clear upon an office visit that Dr. Krupp drives this sense of patient-centered care throughout his practice. It’s evident that Dr. Krupp loves his work and taking care of people.
Commissioned in September 2016, Dr. Krupp proudly served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserves, stationed at Joint Base Andrews in D.C. Honorably discharged in December 2021.
● International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons● American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery● Academy of Osseointegration● MSDA-Maryland State Dental Association● AAOMS-American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons● AAID-American Academy of Implant Dentistry● ADA-American Dental Association● BCDA-Baltimore County Dental Association● American Dental Society of Anesthesiology● ABOMS- American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery● MASOMS- Mid-Atlantic Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons● ASMS- American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons● ASDA-American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists● ACOMS-The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
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