Hyoid Suspension Necklift from Dr. Scott Thompson


January 25, 2017

Dr. Scott Thompson, necklift specialist in Utah, performs a number of necklift, typically referred to as facelift, procedures on a regular basis with great success. There are a number of reasons his technique is superior to many other techniques performed by plastic surgeons today. One reason is that his necklift includes the hyoid suspension advantage.

The hyoid suspension necklift focuses on attaching the platysma to the hyoid, which restores the shape of the neck and typically lasts ten years or more. It is an advanced technique used by face and necklift specialists across the country for superior results.

The neck is comprised of various structures starting with the platysma muscle and breathing tube (trachea cartilage), fat and the outer layer of skin. With age and gravity, the platysma muscle tends to become visible, fat accumulates in the neck area and the skin loses elasticity and begins to sag. Neck bands that develop for many patients are really the visible edges of the platysma muscle.

The hyoid is a horseshoe-shaped bone in the middle of the neck below the chin. The hyoid neck lift involves attaching the platysma to the hyoid fascia, as well as tightening of the skin by completely redraping it and trimming away the excess skin. This type of necklift results in the correction of “neck bands”, restores complete definition of the neck and is the longest lasting option for neck rejuvenation.

Also important in choosing a necklift surgeon is the experience they have with this specific technique. Dr. Thompson has performing the hyoid suspension necklift for over 10 years, typically 2-3 times per week, with great results and is widely known by physicians and patients alike. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call (801)776-2220.

 

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This post was written by Jenny Yergensen

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