Posted on April 11, 2016
Dr. Matthew White provides highly customized non-invasive and surgical neck contouring options for patients looking to regain a more youthful-looking neckline.
New York, NY – The aesthetic condition of the jawline and neck contour can have a significant impact on the overall perception of one’s facial appearance. New York facial plastic surgeon Matthew White, MD explains that the depth and degree of aging within the anatomical layers of skin, tissue, bone, and muscle in this region can lead to a variety of cosmetic concerns. For many men and women, the progressive formation of jowls, loose drooping skin along the neck, neck fullness, excess fat below the chin, and ropey banding of neck muscles eventually becomes problematic, motivating them to seek an effective solution. To help these patients restore a more youthful neckline, Dr. White has developed three different rejuvenation strategies – small, medium, and large – each addressing a more expansive scope of enhancement.
Initially, Dr. White performs a comprehensive facial analysis to determine which layers of the neck have become affected and to what degree. If only the fat layer needs to be addressed, he may suggest the small approach, which utilizes a recently FDA-approved injectable treatment called KYBELLA™ to reduce excess fat accumulation below the chin. When injected, KYBELLA™ can break down fat cells in the area, reducing the appearance of a double chin without the need for surgery. Dr. White has coined the phrase “Selfie Neck” to reflect the results of this treatment, saying that self-photography is often the moment of truth for determining the effectiveness of this technique. He explains that, regardless of the angle, patients who have undergone the small approach are pleased by the diminished prominence of a double chin or neck fullness in photographs, during video conferencing, and in the mirror.
When the aging process affects several anatomical layers of the neck, Dr. White says his non-surgical medium approach, called “Total Neckline Rejuvenation,” may be an appropriate solution. Designed to non-invasively restore structure, smoothness, tone, and lift to neck contours, “Total Neckline Rejuvenation” involves a combination of injectable treatments (RADIESSE® and BOTOX® Cosmetic) and Ultherapy® to provide comprehensive enhancement of the neck contours. Dr. White explains that the elements of this dynamic approach focus on tightening and lifting the skin and soft tissue canvas, fortifying bone structure with added volume and collagen stimulation, and strategically relaxing neck muscles. He adds that KYBELLA™ can be incorporated on an optional basis to address any excess fat volume in the area.
To achieve the maximum degree of enhancement, Dr. White performs the “Right Angle Necklift,” which combines a series of innovative surgical techniques to accomplish comprehensive, long-lasting rejuvenation. He considers this procedure to be the “Gold Standard” in neck recontouring as he is often able to provide patients with remarkably youthful results that adhere to ideal aesthetic geometry. He explains that the “Right Angle Necklift” refers to the angle between the chin and neck, and he strives to achieve an optimal 90 degree neck contour with this surgical approach. During the procedure, Dr. White surgically adjusts every dimension of an aging neck, precisely addressing musculature, ligaments, skin, soft tissue, and fat to reconstruct a natural-looking, more youthful appearance. The result, he claims, is a more sculpted neckline which typically lasts over ten years for the majority of patients.
When considering any type of facial enhancement, Dr. White emphasises the need for choosing an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who can offer a highly customized and comprehensive approach for resolving cosmetic concerns. He encourages patients to ask questions of their doctor and request before-and-after photos of their work to see examples of the results they can hope to achieve.
Dr. Matthew White is a Harvard University-trained, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon and recognized authority on the topic of facial aging. At NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. White completed a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, followed by a Clinical Research Fellowship in Laser Medicine and Surgery at the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently the Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. White is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society. He is available for interview upon request.