Dr. Clevens
Clevens Face & Body Specialists is uniquely qualified to deliver expert and state of the art care to its patients. Dr. Ross Clevens and Dr. Adam Oppenheimer are accomplished surgeons whose background and credentials reflect a commitment to the highest standards of patient care, treatment innovation and leadership within their unique specialties.

Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS specializes in facial plastic surgery rather than plastic surgery in general.  The “Laser Assisted Weekend Necklift” is one of the many progressive procedures developed and refined by Dr. Clevens.  This unique, minimally invasive procedure has been carefully mastered by Dr. Clevens, bringing his patients one of the most innovative and exciting approaches in facial plastic surgery.  This novel technique has grabbed the attention of the national press including America’s major health and beauty publications.

Interested in learning more about this innovative procedure?  Below are some frequently asked questions answered by Dr. Clevens himself.

What exactly is the “Laser Assisted Weekend Necklift?
This innovative procedure helps achieve a more refined neckline and improved contour of the chin and neck.  Patients who choose the laser assisted weekend necklift with Dr. Clevens will experience a quicker recovery than patients who undergo traditional surgery and will notice the results quicker.

How is the “Laser Assisted Weekend Necklift” performed?
Laser liposuction with SmartLipo contours the unfavorable fatty changes seen such as the ‘turkey neck’ and ‘double chin.’  Careful attention is then turned to tightening the neck muscles and eliminating neck bands with the laser.

The final step is to use laser technology to tighten or ‘shrink wrap’ the neck skin. It takes about 45 minutes to perform this procedure.

Am I Good Candidate?
The ideal candidate for the Laser Assisted Weekend Necklift is someone with early sagging in the chin and upper neck area. While appropriate for a wide range of ages, the most popular age for this new procedure is between 35 and 60.

What are the benefits of this specific type of procedure?

  • A quicker recovery period than other procedures because of its less invasive nature
  • A younger-looking and more natural appearance
  • Firmer skin and tightened muscles, with less excess fat in the neck area
  • Safely achieved results

How much downtime will I need to allow for after the procedure?
Patients are happy to report little to no discomfort.  While patients are advised to take it easy for approximately 5-7 days, we have found that many patients return to most activities within 3-5 days.

How long will the results last from having this done?
While results vary from patient to patient, they often last as long as a traditional facelift.  While sun exposure, heredity, general health and lifestyle all play a part, a patient who undergoes this procedure will always look better for having had it done.

ClevensWith Dr. Clevens, patients have discovered a compassionate and nationally accomplished expert who dedicates his practice solely to cosmetic surgery of the face, nose, and eyelids.  Trained at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Michigan, Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, is Central Florida’s Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, who has been specializing in facial plastic surgery since 1996.

Adam J. Oppenheimer, MD, joins Dr. Clevens in his focused dedication toward specialization in plastic surgery. A recognized expert in plastic surgery of the breast and body as well as laser technology in plastic surgery, Dr. Oppenheimer’s meticulous attention to detail and innovative nature bring a unique skill
set and highly specialized training to his Central Florida patients.

To learn more about Weekend Necklifts visit DrClevens.com or call (321) 727-3223.