What is the F.I.T. lift?
Are you one of thousands of Americans who suffer from skin laxity and excess fatty tissue surrounding the neck? If so, the F.I.T. lift may be right for your needs. The neck is a particularly troublesome area, as it can project the aging process even when the rest of the face and body remain youthful. The neck skin becomes stretched out, the chin may appear doubled, and the platysma muscles begin to loosen, causing unsightly neck bands to manifest.
The F.I.T. lift is a safe, effective, non-surgical method of refreshing the entire neck region including the jaw, creating a more youthful profile while smoothing away unwanted neck folds and wrinkles. A uniquely formulated and personalized treatment plan is created for each client, which includes the use of our innovative injectables such as Kybella, BOTOX, and facial fillers as well as cutting edge laser treatments for skin tightening.
Who is a good candidate for the F.I.T. lift?
If you have found that diet and exercise has failed to make a dent in the fat deposits accumulating beneath the jaw, or you are fed up with the unsightly neck banding that seems irreversible, the F.I.T. lift may hold the solution to your complaints. The F.I.T. lift is ideal for those who wish to avoid more invasive measures for improving neck contours, such as the surgical neck lift.
It’s important that candidates have reasonable expectations for improvement rather than perfection, based on their confidential consultation with Dr. Westreich at his NYC offices. To undergo the F.I.T. lift, you must also be in good mental and physical health with no major medical issues.
What are the benefits of the procedure?
- Non-surgical – No incisions, anesthesia, downtime or discomfort
- Tones and tightens neck area
- Cost effective
- Can be performed in tandem with other skincare treatments
- Short procedure time
- Helps reduce double chins
- Reverses the telltale signs of aging
Details of the procedure
The F.I.T. lift is divided into three parts. The first stage is to address the double chin using Kybella, an FDA-approved injectable that melts fat deposits without the use of lasers or surgery. Kybella works to permanently eradicate the fat cells that build up beneath the chin, rejuvenating the profile and slimming the neck contours.
The second stage of the F.I.T. lift involves laser skin tightening of the neck area, which beautifully restores the skin cells as it stimulates the regrowth of collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for skin resilience. The laser treatment is also extremely effective in treating sun damage and other superficial skin imperfections.
Phase three involves the injection of BOTOX directly into the neck muscles. This safe, versatile treatment improves muscle tone, relaxing cramped or tight muscles that tend to telegraph aging. BOTOX also aids in smoothing away unwanted creases, folds and wrinkles, as well as the thin, crepe-like skin that is so difficult to camouflage.
Can the F.I.T. lift be used interchangeably with a surgical neck lift?
While the F.I.T. lift has many benefits and can provide an excellent alternative to surgery, a traditional neck lift will provide more comprehensive changes to the neck region, but at a price. There is more downtime, discomfort and cost associated with the surgical neck lift, so it should only be employed in cases where the banding, aging and weight gain are more pronounced. Dr. Westreich is happy to go over the details of both treatments during your initial consultation to determine which procedure best meets your aesthetic needs and wishes.
I'm interested! What's next?
If you are interested in learning more about the F.I.T. lift, contact our New York City offices today to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Westreich. During this initial session he will answer all your questions and concerns, and formulate your individual treatment plan geared towards your anatomy, medical history and lifestyle.