Chin and Neck Liposuction
Liposuction of the Neck and Chin Area: an Introduction
Chin, Neck and Jowl laser Liposuction is a very popular procedure to address a “Double chin” in younger patients. Often patients have fullness in the chin that makes them appear as if they have excess weight on, even when they they are not overwieght. See below picture for example of neck fullness that can be improved with laser liposuction. Or click here to see before and after pictures.
Other patients don’t have fullness that is obvious, but have a lack of a cervicomental angle. In these patients, manipulation of the fat layer is a good strategy to create the appearance of a cervicomental angle when it is absent (see below).
In either case, laser liposuction can be a successful strategy in addressing the patient’s concern. The ideal candidate has good skin quality and fullness that can be sculpted. Dr. Khalifeh will usually recommend laser liposuction, as this is a small area that does not require full anesthesia. With laser liposuction, the skin tightening will be also enhanced.
How Smartlipo of the Chin is Performed:
The procedure takes approximately 1 hour to perform.
The steps involved are:
Step 1: You will take valium (optional) to help relax and an antibiotic
Step 2: The skin is cleaned with an antiseptic
Step 3: With a very small needle, the skin is numbed at three sites for the incisions (click on the link below to see where these incisions are). With another needle. 2-3 millimeter incisions are made
Step 4: The tumescent solution is infused into the neck for numbing and control of bruising.
Step 5: The laser is used to melt the fat and help tighten the skin.
Step 6: A small cervicofacial liposuction cannuli is used to remove the fat
Alternatives to laser liposuction of the neck:
If you are older and have a lot of skin laxity, Dr. Khalifeh may recommend you consider a minifacelift or neck lift.
A new treatment for the neck/face area that may help with skin tightening/jowling without any surgery is Ultherapy’
Related pages and frequently asked questions:
Click here to see pictures of incisions of neck liposuction
what are the risks of liposuction of the chin, neck, and jowl area?
What are the scars from the procedure like? (Below some pictures of the healed incisions from neck laser liposuction at six months after the procedure).