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Surgery to Help You Sleep? Sounds Like a Snoozer

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Jeff Weinzweig, MD

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who offers advice and information on all aspects of this specialty.


Dear Dr. Jeff, 

I have severe sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine at night to help me breathe.   I also have a very short thick neck with fat below my chin and at the bottom of my neck.  Would any type of cosmetic surgery on my neck/face to remove the extra fat around my neck help with the sleep apnea ?  Or will the procedure just make me look fabulous on the outside, like I told my husband ...

LM

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