Loose skin around the neck and jawline can make you feel self-conscious. As you age, it’s normal for fat to become displaced. This may cause a double chin and make you feel older.
What is Chin, Jawline & Neck Liposuction?
You can use liposuction to target the chin, jawline, and neck area. You can remove a double chin through liposuction, define the jawline, and remove excess fat under the neck. If you have excess neck fat, a small or weak chin, you may benefit from this type of surgery.
How Does Chin, Jawline & Neck Liposuction Work?
Chin, jawline and neck liposuction can be done alone or performed alongside other procedures like a facelift. With chin liposuction, you remove fat from below the chin, jowls, and cheeks. Whereas, with neck liposuction, you remove fat from the neck and jawline area. Liposuction targets fat removal; however, there is some moderate skin tightening results. But if you want to remove excess skin simultaneously, it’s worth considering a neck lift alongside neck liposuction to maximise results.
During the procedure, tiny incisions are made under the jaw or ears. Your surgeon will then use special needs to remove fat under the skin with suction. In general, this type of procedure only uses local anaesthetic. After the fat removal process, your incisions will be covered with a special dressing. There is no need for stitches.
What are the Benefits of Face and Neck Liposuction?
If you’re considering face and neck liposuction, benefits include:
- Boost self-confidence
- Remove double chin
- Define jawline
- Look slimmer and younger
How Long Does it Take to Recover From Chin, Jawline & Neck Liposuction?
You will need to apply an ice pack for a few days following your procedure. Overall, chin, jawline, and neck liposuction is a relatively quick procedure with minimal downtime. If you combine the treatment with another procedure, such as a facelift, you may need more time to heal and recover.
Your recovery timeline can change depending on the combination of techniques your surgeon uses. In general, chin liposuction takes about 1 to 2 weeks to heal. Often, patients return to their normal activities in about 7 days and begin to exercise after 14 days. Some patients even return to work the following day after chin liposuction.
For neck liposuction, you can return to work in 1 to 2 weeks. But you will need to avoid strenuous activities for 1 to 2 months. After this, everything should be back to normal, and you can fully enjoy your slimmer, more defined neck and jawline.
What are the Potential Side Effects and Risks of Neck and Face Liposuction?
There are some potential side effects and risks of neck and face liposuction. Although the risk is low, it’s important to know all the facts before undergoing any type of surgery.
Potential risks include:
- lumpy/uneven area
- Unusual healing
- Poor skin elasticity