Dr. Leonard Miller uses neck liposuction and radiofrequency skin tightening techniques to address patient concerns of the neck, jowls and lower face.
Boston, MA – Dr. Leonard B. Miller, a board-certified Boston plastic surgeon, uses his experience in surgical and non-surgical facial aesthetics to provide patients with a comprehensive approach to cosmetic rejuvenation. At the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation, he prides himself on offering his patients effective, long-term results with minimal scarring and a quick recovery.
Radiofrequency skin tightening is a method of heating up the skin (collagen and dermis) to create a tightening effect. This procedure lifts the neck, jowls and lower face. To introduce the heat to the skin, Dr. Miller can either use an electrode on the skin’s surface, use a needle to reach below the skin, or use a combination of both.
Dr. Miller helped to develop the groundbreaking Radiofrequency therma-controlled electrode needle procedure for skin tightening. His patients now experience a painless non-surgical procedure that yields noticeable improvement over the course of a few months.
In addition to this innovative technique, the Boston plastic surgeon says RF skin tightening can be combined with liposuction of the neck to provide a more dramatic change in the contour of a patient’s neck, jawline, and facial features. However, understanding the difference in potential results of surgical and nonsurgical procedures is integral to achieving a successful cosmetic enhancement. The ideal candidate for neck liposuction possesses excess fat in the jowls and neck that may not necessarily need a skin tightening procedure. Compared to certain limitations of the RF skin tightening procedure, Dr. Miller says neck liposuction often produces tremendous results in patients ranging from age 18-50 without a skin tightening procedure.
The RF skin tightening procedure can also improve the outcome of a facelift, or sometimes help patients delay the need for a facelift altogether. Dr. Miller stresses that a surgical procedure is not always necessary to achieve the patient’s desired aesthetic goals, such as a firmer appearance and tighter skin quality, as well as a good shape or angle to the neck. For this reason, Dr. Miller believes anyone considering cosmetic enhancement should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure realistic goals and a custom treatment plan are defined.
Regardless of the procedure his Boston plastic surgery patients choose to undergo, he says the ability to combine a varied range of treatments—including fat injections, collagen induction with a rolling needle technique, and radiofrequency skin tightening—allows his patients to achieve the aesthetic outcome they envision.
About Leonard B. Miller, MD, FACS, FRCS
Dr. Leonard Miller is a board-certified plastic surgeon and serves as a Clinical Instructor in Surgery at the Harvard Medical School. In addition to publishing on a wide variety of subjects and delivering lectures both nationally and internationally, Dr. Miller is also involved in the development of new products for the cosmetic industry.