Operating with the iGuide Surgical System Video

The following video contains footage of actual medical procedures and is graphic in nature. Stacy, 32, hates the excessive sagging of her neck skin. Plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Mueller performs the iGuide system, which sews the neck muscles withou...
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Operating with the iGuide Surgical System Travis: Do you ever look in the mirror, wish you could fix just one problem like a sagging neck? When Stacey found out about a new fix that could transform her look, she decided to take action. Stacey: In a couple of months, I’m getting married and when I met with my wedding photographer, I explained to him, I just don’t like my profile. Just take the pictures at certain angle, don’t take the pictures as if you see that big turkey neck. Gregory: Stacey came to me inquiring about possibility of rejuvenating her neck. I told her about the iGuide Surgical System. iGuide allows patients to have the sawing in the neck muscles without the large traditional incisions and without the scar. I’m going to make a tiny little puncture here and this will be the small port where we perform the liposuction. So this is just traditional liposuction. This is the iGuide System. These are the fiber optic lighted rods with a suture in the middle. And this fiber optic light is what we use as a guiding system that will pass under the skin so we know how deep we are. We’re going to start threading in through this first puncture. You’d see the nice yellow that just bring the suture through here and then I’ll push it back in, grab the suture, then we tighten them. And if you look over here at the jaw line, you’ll see that it’s pulling on the skin. That’s the anchor. And you can see the yellow there, so you know we’re in the right place. And we can go to the next line right there. We’re almost done with this. Just right under the skin, we’re not down on our nerves and blood vessels. We’re in the safe area. We’ve finish the lacing of the second strand. Now, we’re going to cut the suture rod free. I’ll just slowly put tension on these just like you would if you're tying your shoe laces so you can imagine the lacing that’s all slipping through. I think everything today with Stacey just went great. I’m really happy with her results. So, is it bad or --? Stacey: Not at all.

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