Neck fullness related to extra fat under the chin can be a troublesome area for many people. It is commonly related to genetics and resistant to diet and exercise. Fortunately, it can be easily removed with liposuction and dramatically improve the profile view and jawline. The healing process can also tighten the skin and lead to a long-lasting result. If there is severe skin laxity or redundancy a neck lift may be more appropriate to give you the result you’re looking for.
Newer injectable products, such as Kybella, can be effective for minor fat deposits but Liposuction is still the gold standard and produces a more dramatic effect.
Ideal candidates are healthy men and women who desire improvements in their appearance and profile related to excess neck fullness or a double chin
Preparing for your Procedure
As with any procedure, you should stop any medication or supplements that are not essential for 10-14 days prior to decrease your risk of bleeding complications. Please refer to your list of medications to avoid and always check with your Doctor prior to stopping medications.
The procedure is performed using 1-3 small incision placed behind the earlobes and underneath the chin.
The procedure is typically performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center with the assistance of an anesthesiologist under light anesthesia or under local anesthesia in the office. You may have some bruising and swelling that will subside in 24-72 hours. You will wear a neck strap for 5-7 days to help hasten the recovery, reduce the bruising and improve the overall result. There may be some numbness of the neck skin but this will return with time. Head elevation and icing can help minimize bruising and swelling. Most people have minimal pain and are ready to be social in 5-7 days. You should avoid rigorous exercise for at least 2 weeks but we encourage you to be up and walking several times throughout the day.
Recovery Time: 5-7 days.
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