The neck and jaw area is one of the initial things that people notice about a person’s face. The presence of a double chin, jowls, or fatty pockets can distract from a person’s appearance, making them look tired and old.
The fatty deposits develop in the lower chin, face, and neck over time. These fat pockets usually do not metabolize easily or reduce with dieting and exercise. Weight loss also rarely improves such fatty pockets.
Chin and neck liposuction can play a vital role in improving an individual’s self-confidence in their appearance. Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides liposuction body contouring to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and surrounding communities.
Chin and Neck Liposuction for Double Chin Removal
Regardless of an individual’s age, a double chin can take away from an otherwise attractive face. The skin may become loose, and fat can accumulate in front of the neck and under the chin. This causes a fullness which is commonly called a “double chin.”
The fat causing the appearance of the double chin can be removed via liposuction plastic surgery. In this procedure, the surgeon inserts a narrow tube (cannula) into the fatty area. They move the cannula back and forth to break down the fat in the region.
The skin may tighten and constrict on its own if the patient has adequate skin elasticity. Otherwise, the surgeon may recommend a procedure for skin tightening, such as a neck lift, along with liposuction.
Chin, neck, and jawline liposuction cosmetic surgery can be undertaken using local anesthesia. The healing period is short, and most patients can return to their normal routine within a few days.
Chin and Neck Liposuction for Men and Women
Chin and neck liposuction surgery is appropriate for both men and women. The entire face can appear older due to the presence of fat deposits in the jowls and lower face. Chin and neck liposuction can remove the excess fat beneath the chin, jowls, and neck.
After this procedure, the face appears lifted, and the patient regains the youthful appearance that they once had. In addition, it improves the jawline enabling the facial characteristics to appear more proportionate and balanced.
The procedure commences with a plastic surgeon or a trained nurse preparing the patient’s chin and neck by sterilizing and draping the site. The surgeon will mark the treatment area using a pen.
After this, the patient will receive either sedation or local anesthesia. When liposuction is performed on smaller areas, such as the chin and neck, the surgeon may recommend local anesthesia. The patient and surgeon will discuss the anesthetic to be used ahead of the procedure. At this point, the patient may also receive a sedative.
Once the treatment site has been prepped, and the anesthetic takes effect, the cosmetic surgeon will make a small incision and insert a narrow tube (cannula) connected to a suction tube into the treatment area.
They will suction out the excess fat from the targeted areas through the cannula. The number of areas to be treated and the amount of fat to be eliminated will determine the time taken for the plastic surgery procedure.
Chin and Neck Liposuction Safety
When a larger body area is being treated, or when an extreme amount of fat is removed during a single liposuction session, the probability of liposuction-related complications developing is higher.
The risks related to liposuction increase proportionally to the size of the treatment area. For this reason, liposuction of smaller areas, such as the chin and neck, is very safe.
Plastic surgeons at VIPS and MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and nearby areas for liposuction body sculpting.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and M Body Contouring and Laser Centerplease visit:
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