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Heather Grieco, RN

For the past five years, I have had the privilege of working with Dr. David F. LaPatka. I have always admired his surgical expertise as well as his kindness and compassion towards his patients. On December 20, 2012, I became one of Dr. LaPatka’s patients. I was very confident in his skills and expertise as a facial plastic surgeon. I was originally scheduled to do a simple nasal surgery but since I was going under general anesthesia, I decided to address my other concerns as well. During my consultation with Dr. LaPatka, I told him that due to my genetics I have never had a defined neckline and at age 41, I was beginning to show signs of facial aging. I have learned from working in this industry that the aging process begins in our thirties. I decided to address all my concerns at the same time.

Dr. LaPatka and I discussed the different options that would help address my concerns. After reviewing my photographs, we decided that the best procedure for me would be the cheek and neck lift procedure as well as a chin implant. I was not nervous before my surgery because I had complete confidence in Dr. LaPatka and his entire surgical team. I am thrilled with my results! I now have the defined neckline that I always wanted.

I am so grateful for Dr. LaPatka and the outpatient surgical team at Sansum Clinic.

A natural cheek and neck lift procedure combined with a chin implant is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to give a more youthful appearance to the face. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag. This process can leave your face looking tired and worn, with deep wrinkles, hollow cheeks, jowls, and loose skin in the lower face and neck. Dr. LaPatka often combines this procedure with other facial procedures. In my case, Dr. LaPatka combined the cheek and neck lift with a chin implant. He always customizes the facial implants to fit your facial structure perfectly. He also specializes in advanced surgical techniques used to tighten the underlying tissues and remove the excess facial skin — giving you a more youthful natural look!

Photo taken one month after surgery.

Heather Grieco, RN is a plastic surgery and aesthetic nurse specialist. Her experience includes an extensive surgical background and Advanced Certification in Lasers. Heather brings the proficiency that is required to perform our laser treatments in a safe medical spa environment under the direction of David F. LaPatka, MD, FACS.

David F. LaPatka, MD, FACS, is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. He has performed thousands of surgical and non-surgical corrections of the skin, forehead, brow, eyelids, nose, cheeks, chin, and neck. In addition to facial plastic surgery, Dr. LaPatka is a highly qualified reconstructive head and neck surgeon. He holds board certifications from both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. You can reach the Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Department at (805) 681-7844.

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