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Chin and Neck Liposuction

Excess fatty deposits in the chin, neck and cheeks may give the appearance of being overweight, or make the neck look like it hangs or cheeks look like they droop. This unwanted fat may be gently removed by various mini procedures with very small incisions placed in hidden locations that have a very short downtime.

A poorly defined neck can be improved with Chin / Neck Liposuction and /or a Buccal Fat Removal. Submental or Neck Liposuction removes excess fatty tissue to help further define the chin and the neckline. This is often referred to as double chin surgery.

Chin and Neck Liposuction FAQ:

How can a Chin / Neck Liposuction improve my neck?

Chin / Neck Liposuction surgery with Dr. Long, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon corrects the double chin deformity / fatty neck in selected candidate patients by removing excess fat from your neck, making you look thinner and more youthful. Sometimes he may accompany the procedure with platysma band treatment /correction surgery or Neck Lift for a more comprehensive neck rejuvenation.

Who is a candidate for Chin / Neck Liposuction?

You are a candidate for Chin / Neck Liposuction if you have:

  • Double chin

  • Excess fat deposits in your neck

  • Lack of pleasing neck definition

The healing process that occurs under the skin following chin / neck liposuction assists in tightening of the skin and underlying tissues. This can help tighten the neck without a Neck Lift surgery. If the skin does not have enough elasticity to contract back, skin tightening with a Neck Lift will be required.

If liposuction is done on a neck that has no skin elasticity, the skin will hang after the liposuction. Dr. Long can determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction alone.

How is a Chin / Neck Liposuction performed?

Dr. Long will perform chin / neck liposuction by using a very small tube (liposuction cannula) inserted under the skin, and gently removes the excess fatty tissues of the neck with a vacuum. The neck contour is improved in two ways: volume reduction and tissue tightening. After the fat has been removed, a few days of compression (pressure) dressings allows the skin to ‘shrink’ and redrape to the new contour of the neck.

With Dr. Long Chin / neck liposuction can be safely performed under local anesthesia using twilight sedation (IV sedation) or heavy oral sedation.

Where is Chin / neck liposuction performed?

Dr. Long almost always performs your Chin / neck liposuction as an outpatient surgical procedure. Although some of our patients prefer to have general anesthesia, most patients are comfortable under local anesthesia without General anesthesia. You will recover quickly after surgery and normally go home the same day. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery center and care for you for the first 24-48 hours.

How long does a Chin / neck liposuction operation take?

Chin / neck liposuction with Dr. Long may take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.

Can a chin / neck liposuction be performed under local anesthesia?

Chin / neck liposuction can be safely performed under local anesthesia and twilight anesthesia (IV sedation) or heavy oral sedation. Dr. Long regularly does face and neck cosmetic procedures under local anesthesia and sedation with minimal discomfort or pain for the patient.

What can I expect after a chin / neck liposuction?

Bruising and swelling are common after your chin / neck liposuction. Each patient is different, but for most, these side effects typically resolve within 2-3 weeks. We remove your bandages the next day, and place you into a conforming compression garment that should be worn for at least 7 days. Sutures are usually removed 5 to 7 days after surgery.

It is extremely important that your rejuvenated face be protected from sun damage after surgery. Avoid sun exposure, wear a broad-brimmed hat, and liberally apply SPF 50 or stronger sunscreen as instructed.

How long is recovery after chin / neck liposuction?

Very likely, you’ll be able to return to work in about 1 to 2 weeks. You should wait 4 to 6 weeks or longer before participating in strenuous activity and exercise. You may need special makeup to camouflage bruising for a short time. Final healing may take up to 3 months and will continue to improve over the next year. We will closely follow your progress to ensure a smooth recovery.

When will I see results a chin / neck liposuction with Botox?

Within a week, you should see a significant improvement. Once the swelling and bruising are gone, you may have very minor scars that are hidden behind your ears and or underneath the chin. These too, will fade over time. Gradually, your new, younger neck will emerge a few weeks after surgery. Most of our patients enjoy the benefits of chin / neck liposuction for many years. Depending on your age, you may have more than one chin / neck liposuction in your lifetime.

Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for chin / neck liposuction treatment?

Practitioners who are not residency trained and Board Certified to perform chin / neck liposuction surgery have been found to suffer a higher rate of complications. One of the most common complaints is a wrinkled neck, asymmetries, “operated look”, etc.  As a patient, you should always seek out a professional with the experience and skill to achieve your personal goals. Always look for a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your procedure.  Always look for the ASPS logo, The Symbol of Excellence.

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