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- What Is Chin/Neck Liposuction?
- What are the differences between Chin Liposuction, Neck Liposuction, and Submental Liposuction?
- Dr. Ho’s Approach
- What Should Patients Expect?
- Ideal Candidate
- What Is The Cost?
- Ideal Jawline
- Other Procedures Performed With Chin/Neck Liposuction
- Non-Surgical Treatment Options
- What Is Kybella?
Submental Liposuction Results
Chin/neck liposuction in Philadelphia is the definitive surgical treatment option for removing excess fat below the chin. Patients often seek out this procedure to remove that unwanted double chin appearance and gain a more defined, more youthful jawline and neck contour as well as a slimmer lower face. As illustrated in this video, submental liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia in the office. I first mark out the surgical area, then numb it with tumescent anesthesia. Liposuction is then performed through small, well-hidden incisions under the chin and in the earlobe creases. I may additionally perform an adjunct skin resurfacing procedure afterward to further tighten and contract the skin and optimize the surgical outcome, as shown in this video. The featured patient demonstrated amazing early results as soon as one week out from surgery. Call or visit my website to schedule your facial rejuvenation consultation!
Jawline contouring has become an increasingly popular procedure especially among younger patients in my practice. Chin/neck liposuction definitively removes that unwanted double chin appearance and often alone can dramatically achieve a defined, more youthful jawline and neck contour as well as a slimmer lower face that no injectable can create. As illustrated in this video, this lovely patient who previously tried Kybella and CoolSculpting with limited improvement underwent Chin/neck liposuction under local anesthesia in the office. She is already demonstrating incredible early results at one week and one month out from surgery, despite her challenging anatomy that limits the extent of her surgical results given her rounded lower face, obtuse angle of her neck, moderate skin laxity, thicker, fibrous tissue. Stay tuned for her final results!
What Is Chin/Neck Liposuction?
Chin/neck liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat below the chin and along the upper neck to improve jawline and neck definition. Patients often seek out this surgery to get rid of their unwanted double chin appearance and gain a more youthful and more defined jawline and neckline. Younger patients often possess a baseline excess of submental and upper neck fat associated with an ill-defined jawline, whereas many older patients acquire focal deposition of fat in this region with aging over time. This procedure requires the expertise of a surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery of the face. It may be performed under awake sedation or general anesthesia in the ambulatory surgery center setting or under local anesthesia in the office. In many cases, additional facial plastic surgery procedures such as chin augmentation, a facelift, and skin resurfacing are paired with a chin/neck liposuction to create a more rejuvenated appearance. As a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Ho possesses dedicated training in chin or neck liposuction surgery. Each procedure is uniquely planned and executed by Dr. Ho according to the anatomic features and treatment goals of the individual patient.
What are the differences between Chin Liposuction, Neck Liposuction, and Submental Liposuction?
When it comes to liposuction of the face and neck, the terms “chin liposuction”, “neck liposuction”, and “submental liposuction” are fairly synonymous with each other. Submental liposuction is the most medical term for the surgical procedure, with submental referring to the area of the anterior and upper neck that is immediately below the chin. The submental region can also be defined as the space between the chin and neck. Although liposuction is not typically performed in the chin itself, it can span beyond the submental area posteriorly along the jawline including the jowls and inferiorly in the neck to optimize chin, jawline, and neck contour results. Dr. Tina Ho is a facial and neck liposuction specialist and will determine with each submental liposuction candidate the best surgical plan to meet their treatment goals.
“I would gladly recommend Dr. Ho and plan to come back in the future”
Wonderful experience getting chin liposuction from Dr. Ho. It’s been nearly 8 months since the procedure and she truly did a great job. Not only did she listen to all my concerns, but she also met all of my expectations. I would gladly recommend Dr. Ho and plan to come back in the future.
What Is Dr. Ho’s Approach to the Chin/Neck Liposuction?
- Dr. Tina Ho
What Should Patients Expect After Chin/Neck Liposuction?
Each chin/neck liposuction procedure is different and is catered to the individual patient. Therefore, the types of incisions utilized and the extent of swelling, bruising, and tenderness that occur after surgery will vary by patient. Dr. Ho usually creates well-hidden incisions below the chin and by the earlobes. A compression dressing is placed around the head and neck region at the conclusion of surgery to remedy the degree of post-operative swelling during recovery as well as optimize the extent of neck skin contraction with healing. This dressing needs to be worn during the first two weeks following surgery.
Every chin or neck liposuction patient will follow up with Dr. Ho one week after surgery for suture removal. Each patient will then follow-up again at weeks to months out at regular intervals for re-evaluation. Patients should expect immediate bruising and swelling after surgery that can be managed well with icing, head elevation, and compression dressing adherence with the majority resolving by one month out from surgery. Residual swelling following this period will continue to improve over the next several months to one year. Post-operative pain is usually managed well with prescribed pain medication. Improvement in the appearance of the chin and upper neck areas is typically observed after most of the bruising and swelling has subsided, with final results requiring six months or longer to take full effect. Dr. Ho seeks regular follow-up with her patients to ensure that every patient heals well and is satisfied with their surgical outcome.
“She is extremely professional, kind, patient and talented.”
Highly recommend Dr. Ho! She is extremely professional, kind, patient and talented. She answered all of my questions and made sure I was well informed before making any decisions. I could not be happier with my results and would recommend her to anyone considering facial or neck procedures. You won’t be disappointed!
What type of patient is the ideal candidate for a chin/neck liposuction?
The ideal candidate for a chin or neck liposuction is a healthy non-smoker patient who has no remarkable medical or surgical history, does not take blood-thinning medications, and demonstrates focal excess fat below the chin and along the upper neck that can be addressed with surgery, normal submandibular gland and hyoid position, and good skin elasticity. Patients with moderate to significant skin and soft tissue laxity in the lower face and neck areas will benefit from an additional facelift and/or chin/neck liposuction as well as skin resurfacing. Patients lacking strong bony features in their chin and jaw may benefit from other adjunct procedures such as chin augmentation for enhanced surgical results. The Dedo classification of the aging neck helps guide the plastic surgeon in identifying ideal surgical candidates as well as the specific anatomic components of the lower face and neck of the individual patient that need to be addressed with surgery. Class VI patients have an abnormal hyoid position and will likely have suboptimal results with submental liposuction as well as facelift surgery alone. Dr. Ho utilizes the Dedo classification principles as well as her aesthetic experience and intuition to restore natural, freshly rejuvenated jawline and neck contours in her patients.
What are other procedures that are routinely performed with Chin/Neck Liposuction?
It is common for other surgical procedures to be performed at the same time as chin or neck liposuction, depending on the patient’s anatomic issues and surgical goals. In the younger patient, they may also benefit from additional chin augmentation and skin resurfacing. For the older patient, possible adjunct procedures include but are not limited to the following: facelift, platysma plication, chin augmentation, and skin resurfacing. Dr. Ho often recommends combining chin liposuction with a series of skin resurfacing treatments that will tighten and contract the neck skin and ultimately optimize the surgical outcome. Dr. Ho is experienced in a wide range of facial rejuvenation procedures and will thoroughly evaluate each chin/neck liposuction candidate and discuss with them whether they would benefit from additional procedures at the time of their neck plastic surgery.
Furthermore, It is common for additional non-surgical procedures to be performed after chin or neck liposuction for enhanced jawline contouring, depending on the patient’s anatomic issues and rejuvenation goals. They include but are not limited to the following: filler treatment for jawline and chin augmentation as well as cheek augmentation, neurotoxin masseter injection, and skin resurfacing via radiofrequency, laser, and microneedling modalities. When performing jawline contouring, Dr. Ho also takes into account the anatomy and treatment of the midface region (cheeks and eye areas) to create rejuvenated faces that are aesthetically beautiful and balanced. Dr. Ho is experienced in a wide range of aging face procedures and will thoroughly evaluate each chin/neck liposuction candidate and discuss with them whether they would benefit from additional non-surgical procedures after surgery. To learn more about non-surgical treatment options for jawline contouring, click here.
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