FOR NECK FAT, CONSIDER A “WEEKEND FACELIFT” OR NECKLIFT
Excess pockets of fat on areas of the face and neck beneath the chin can be removed through Facial Suction Lipectomy (Liposuction). Liposuction is performed by inserting a special blunt instrument, known as a cannula, beneath the skin through a tiny incision. The incisions are usually located below the chin or just behind the ear lobes and are particularly well hidden. The unwanted fat cells are then removed. After the neck fat is removed, the overlying skin shrinks to create a contoured appearance taking years off of the appropriately selected neck. The fat cells removed will not reappear, as fat cells do not multiply in quantity but rather in size. We regularly perform this procedure in either the office setting or in the operating room. After the procedure, a snug dressing is wrapped around the face and neck to help maintain the new and rejuvenated contour. It is removed the next day, although you may be advised to wear a ‘chinstrap’ for a few days and for several weeks at night. Some bruising and swelling can occur, with the bruising subsiding within one week, and the swelling subsiding more slowly. The result can be a much improved jaw line and chin. Submental Liposuction is a nice adjunct to a facelift when rejuvenating the aging face. Likewise, it can complement a reshaping of the nose.
Removing neck fat from under your chin can produce dramatic results. As a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Northwestern with an expertise in the face and neck, Dr. Sidle can provide you with an individualized plan to achieve your goals of more attractive neckline. Call our office for a one-on-one consultation.
Experience Matters. As a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon at Northwestern with an expertise in the face and neck, Dr. Sidle can provide you with an individualized plan to achieve your goals of a more youthful face. Call our office for a one-on-one consultation.
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