The neck ages like the rest of the face. When the skin starts to sag and loses its elasticity, fat can accumulate, creating a “double chin” appearance. Neck liposuction, also referred to as submental liposuction, is designed to remove stubborn fat from below the chin.
For men and women, having a defined look to the chin signifies youth and vitality. When excess fat fades the contours, you end up looking aged, or heavier than you are. Neck liposuction removes the bulge and restores the lines between the neck and face. Neck liposuction requires an incision along the natural crease just under your chin. Dr. Asaria will remove the excess fat and re-contour the neck to address the double chin effect. Depending on your age and your skin’s elasticity, neck liposuction may be combined with a neck lift to tighten any loose skin.
Neck liposuction is popular with both men and women. If you are embarrassed by, or wish to improve your neck’s appearance but removing excess fat in the area, you may be a good candidate for neck liposuction. As with any elective surgery, you should be in good overall health.
If you are considering liposuction, you should plan for a short recovery period. After surgery, you will be asked to remain in an elevated and upright position to aid healing and decrease swelling that may occur. You will wear a light wrap that applies gentle pressure under the chin to help your skin conform to your new contour. After one week, your neck will be taking on a more sculpted, youthful look. Most patients will take a week to return to work or their regular routines.
When considering surgery, choosing a qualified and certified facial plastic surgeon plays a large part in the success of your procedure. Dr. Asaria has helped thousands of individuals successfully address their aesthetic needs. He is recognized for his skill and expertise and understands his patients put their trust in him. Dr. Asaria promises honest and expert counsel with exceptional results. He achieves beautiful and natural re-contouring on the neck that results in dramatic improvements for his patients. Whether it is a brief injection or a more involved surgical procedure, he is committed to taking as much as needed to get it right.
A small scar will be hidden directly underneath your chin.
Dr. Asaria uses IV sedation or local anesthesia. He will discuss your options with you prior to your procedure.
Each person’s pain tolerance is different. You will experience some discomfort as part of the recovery process, but Dr. Asaria can talk with you about any over the counter pain medications that can be taken if needed.