In many men and women, fatty deposits tend to build up around the neck area and chin area. And most often, these areas are known to be highly resistant to diet & exercise. For these patients neck and chin liposuction are an amazingly effective surgical option for treatment.
Why the Neck & Chin?
The biggest reason for an individual to consider liposuction around the neck and/or chin, is because of the drastic effect it can have on the look of your face. Any amount of added fat or fatty deposits around the neck and chin area is known to distract from the face, and can often cause the face to appear fatter and without fine edges and contours. The secret to a slim, streamline face and body, it in the contours.
Having a well contoured, slim neck and chin profile is one of the most important parts to having an aesthetically-pleasing, thin face shape and toned physique overall.
Are You a Good Candidate?
The ideal candidate is someone who is fairly happy with their appearance, size and shape, but is in need of a more thin, trim, and streamlined facial profile. If you desire a tight, taught jawline, and thin neck, liposuction can work wonders for you. The important thing to realize is that liposuction is not a weight loss treatment, and patients should be within a healthy weight range – it should be thought of as being a final touch used to trim down a little bit of excess fat in an area, in this case the neck and chin.
One of the most important parts to being a good candidate for neck and chin lipo is to have stretchy, tight, elastic skin – as this type of skin will be able to bounce back after surgery. Otherwise your skin will appear to hang. For these patients, a neck or chin lift may be used in conjunction, as this procedure allows them to remove any excess skin or tissue after liposuction has been performed.
Lift Vs. Lipo
As previously mentioned, sometimes patients may want to get a lift procedure in conjunction with their liposuction, as it will allow them to remove any excess skin or tissue, as well tightening the underlying muscles in the neck and chin area.
Once surgery is completed, you will be required to wear compression bandages and possibly a garment to help support the neck and chin area. Patients should expect to experience bruising and swelling, following liposuction, and should spend the first few days to weeks resting as much as possible. After a week or two, the swelling and bruising will disappear slowly and you will begin to see the full results of the procedure!
If you are in need of tighter, slimmer, more well-defined facial contours and looking to remove some excess fat from your neck and/or chin area, then liposuction might be right for you. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.