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Dr. Gallico

Face, Neck and Brow Lift Procedures

There are several surgical procedures that are available to tighten the skin of the face, cheeks, and neck. Depending on your needs as a patient, you should be able to select with your surgeon the type of procedure that is right for you. Be sure your surgeon can show you several different surgical procedures and what they can do for you.

chin implant, before and after
  • Facelifts and necklifts decrease the excess fat under the chin, a double chin, and tighten the loose or sagging skin of Cheeks, Jowls, Jawline, and Neck.
  • Dr. Gallico performs surgery on the neck and face as several, different graded procedures to correct each patient's different needs. The neck fat, double chin, can be removed by liposuction that may shorten the period of recuperation.
  • If you are young and have excess fat under your chin (a double chin), liposuction alone may provide the result you want. This procedure can be combined with an augmentation of the chin to produce a more elegant line to the chin, jaw, and neck. Dr. Gallico will be able to show you both in a mirror and through computer simulation what possible results can be.
  • The effects of liposuction can be improved by tightening the muscle under the neck, which can be accomplished by a small incision under the chin. This technique of "muscle sling", which was developed by Dr. Gallico, will enhance the sculpting of the chin and jawline.
  • If you feel you are not yet ready for a "facelift", a necklift may be just right for you. This surgical procedure will tighten the loose skin and folds under the chin and jaw without requiring the tightening of the cheeks and mouth, which could produce a "too tight" appearance. Many plastic surgeons do not know how to perform this surgery and will demand a full facelift. Not everyone requires a full facelift. A necklift may be just right for you. Dr. Gallico will be able to show you what a necklift can do for you so that you may be able to choose this simpler procedure.
  • Dr.Gallico's facelift is thorough, but natural. The facelift is performed at three levels or layers, whereas the conventional facelift includes only one layer. This "three layer" procedure allows optimal tightening of the face and neck without creating the tight appearance of the cheeks and lips that occurs with the standard facelift.
  • If you would like to receive additional information on this or any other surgical procedure listed, please contact my office either by phone or fax:
  • G. Gregory Gallico III, M.D. - Plastic, Cosmetic, and Aesthetic Surgery

    If you would like to speak to me or a member of my staff to obtain additional information or to schedule a consultation, please contact my office either by phone, fax, or e-mail:

    Tel: (617) 267-5553
    Fax: (617) 267-5507
    E-Mail: ggallico@gallicomd.com or write directly:
    G. Gregory Gallico, III, M.D.
    Boston Center for Ambulatory Surgery
    170 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02116 USA