With age and gravity, visual signs of an aging face and neckline aging may include loose skin, descending fat, and deep wrinkles. As these signs continue to develop, they can cause self-confidence issues and reduce self-esteem. A surgical neck lift in Scottsdale is a very effective procedure in reducing these effects, but even a minimally invasive surgical procedure is too much for some patients.

Thankfully, there are non-invasive options for patients who want the results of a neck lift but do not want to have surgery. Dr. Shapiro offers several procedures that can be used in combination to effectively lift the neck and sharpen the jawline, including topical ultrasonic liposuction, non-invasive skin tightening, fat grafting along the jawline, and the all-new Nefertiti Neck lift.

Nefertiti Neck lift

The ancient Egyptians prized a long, beautiful neck; their Queen Nefertiti was infamous for her slender and crisp neck. Named for the royal beauty, the Nefertiti Neck lift is the ultimate neck lift without surgery.

This procedure uses Botox to redefine the neck and jawline by smoothing, lifting, and tightening the area. Injections are placed along the lower jawline and down the sides of the neck. The toxin causes the neck muscles, skin, and wrinkles to relax.

Once the muscles are relaxed in the neck, the facial muscles will actually overcome the pull of the neck muscles, and help lift the fat and skin into place. The net effect is a shapely jawline, a youthful neck, and a smooth lower face.

The procedure will correct skin laxity and wrinkles in neck by tightening the neck muscles, as well as correcting jowls and a sagging jawline. To maintain enhancement, this procedure needs to be repeated every 3 to 4 months. You also could add additional procedures to your face to improve your facial aesthetics. Dr. Shapiro, a renowned Scottsdale plastic surgeon, can recommend options to meet your goals.

Ultrasonic Liposuction

This minimally invasive option uses topical ultrasonic energy to melt fat cells beneath the skin. Rather than using a larger cannula for suction, a small needle is used to remove fat.

The ultrasonic energy also activates skin retraction by heating connective, elastic tissues in the skin. The overall effect is reduced fat in the jawline, tighter skin, and a youthful neckline. Visit the neck liposuction page for more info.

Fat Grafting

A youthful jaw and upper neck are crisp and tight. It is common that as people age, the skin on the face tends to migrate south, creating hanging skin and fat over the edge of the jawline (jowling).

Dr. Shapiro can soften beginning jowls with a simple fat grafting procedure. By adding volume at the jaw, the skin will be less deflated and tighter thus making the jawline appear more crisp.

Fat transfer is a very simple procedure that uses the patient’s own fat from another area of the body, most commonly the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. Improved contour in these areas is an added benefit to jawline fat grafting.

Meet Dr. Daniel Shapiro

A world-class plastic surgeon in a league of his own.

Dr. Shapiro is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly three decades of experience in his field. With impressive technical skill and a talent for creating natural-looking results, his practice has become a leading destination for discerning patients throughout the country.

Known for his compassion and honesty, Dr. Shapiro strives to educate his patients so that they are empowered about their care. He carefully explains the procedures, expected results, and techniques in a way that anyone can understand. Additionally, he personally guides his clients every step of the way – from the initial consultation to their post-operative care – to ensure an enjoyable experience and the best possible results.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the reopening of my practice for both surgical and non-surgical services on May 1, 2020. As per the governor Ducey's executive order on April 22, 2020, elective surgery has been allowed to proceed, with appropriate precautions taken by health care professionals to ensure continued vigilance against the spread of Covid-19.

Our office staff and the staff of Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center and Surgical Recovery Center have proactively taken necessary precautions to meet strict criterion for health providers according to the state of Arizona. These include necessary patient screening for Covid-19, strict protocols for cleaning offices and treatment rooms, adequate PPE, and continued social distancing. As before, waiting areas will have minimal capacity, and friends and family members should not accompany one into offices or treatment areas.

With great anticipation we welcome you back to the practice, and wish you all continued health and safety.

Sincerely, Daniel Shapiro MD, FACS

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