Neck Liposuction: Putting Your Face on a Pedestal
The refinement that stays with us about many memorable faces has a lot to do with the neck on which those faces are presented. The base for faces of beauty, leadership, and confidence is usually a graceful line with a clear definition between the neck, jaw, and chin.
Unfortunately, many of us find that even after adopting good diet, proper exercise, and reaching our ideal weight, that a double chin was still there waiting for us. There are times when heredity holds the upper hand.
Stepping in Where More is Needed
One of the techniques for contouring the neck, to achieve a graceful platform for the face, is neck liposuction. Removing excess fat with this proven procedure is one way to achieve the look you’ve admired when other measures may have fallen short.
Neck liposuction is not a lengthy procedure, and it can usually be accomplished on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. A special surgical tube called a cannula is inserted through one or more very small incisions, and excess fat is removed to safely sculpt the neckline you discussed with your board-certified facial plastic surgeon when you set your goals.
The recovery time is usually one week, which is when patients return to normal activities. A supporting chinstrap is often worn for three or four days after the surgery.
One of a Spectrum of Techniques
Liposuction is just one of the ways that you can help you achieve the contour and surface you desire for your neck and jaw. Other non-surgical techniques, such as Kybella and CoolSculpting, for sculpting the neck are also considered by many patients, depending on his or her specific characteristics, desires and goals. Surgical neck lift procedures are sometimes appropriate, especially when the skin and underlying muscles of the neck need tightening.
An easy talk with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon will help you clarify your goals and discovery the techniques you can use to plan your path to reaching them. We welcome the opportunity to have just such a conversation with you.
About Mike Majmundar, M.D.
Dr. Mike Majmundar has been named a Top Doctor by Atlanta Magazine, a National Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report & Castle Connolly, a Top Beauty Expert by The Atlantan, Best Self, and Northside Woman, and Best Botox and Filler Injector by Jezebel. To read his patient reviews, visit RealSelf or Google+. Dr. Majmundar is also a member of the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons (with over 4,000 members) and the only organization dedicated to the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery.