Submental Liposuction Results
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?
What are the differences between Chin Liposuction, Neck Liposuction, and Submental Liposuction?
Six months later, this patient is beaming with the dramatically rejuvenated jawline contour and neck she never had as well as a refined nose that is in harmony with her facial features. Submental liposuction alone would have produced very conservative results.
– Dr. Tina Ho
– Dr. Tina Ho
– Dr. Tina Ho
What Is Dr. Ho’s Approach to the Chin/Neck Liposuction?
What Should Patients Expect After Chin/Neck Liposuction?
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.
What type of patient is the ideal candidate for a chin/neck liposuction?
The Dedo classification helps guide the plastic surgeon in determining ideal candidates for lower face and neck surgery including submental liposuction, facelift, and chin/neck liposuction and what anatomic issues need to be addressed with surgery. Class I patients possess good skin and muscle tone with little fat and an ideal cervicomental angle. Class II, III, IV, and V patients demonstrate skin laxity, focal fat accumulation, platysmal banding, and weak chin, retrospectively. Class VI patients have an abnormal hyoid position and will likely have suboptimal results with surgery.
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.
What is the cost of chin/neck liposuction?
What is the ideal jawline?
Dr. Ho believes that while every face is unique, the ideal jawline possesses a youthful, sharp definition and is harmonious with the rest of the face. In an ideal female face, the lower third of the face including the jawline is more narrow and tapered compared to the upper two thirds and contributes to the optimal inverted pyramid shape. In an ideal male face, the lower third of the face including the jawline follows a more square appearance. Furthermore, the ideal jawline demonstrates adequate chin projection as well. The most anterior point of an ideal chin should be at or approach a vertical line referred to as the Zero Meridian of Gonzalez-Ulloa that runs through the nasion (root of the nose) and is perpendicular to the Frankfort horizontal line, which runs through the inferior orbital rim and superior limit of the ear canal.
On profile view, the most anterior point of an ideal chin should be at or approach a vertical line (Zero Meridian of Gonzalez-Ulloa) that runs through the root of the nose and is perpendicular to a horizontal line that runs through the inferior orbital rim and superior limit of the ear canal (Frankfort horizontal line).
What are the advantages and disadvantages of chin/neck liposuction compared to alternative non-surgical treatment options?
Submental liposuction is the definitive treatment option for removing excess fat below the chin and along the upper neck. In contrast to non-surgical neck contouring options such as Kybella® and Coolsculpting®, a chin/neck yields more drastic results and often achieves results with one single treatment. Therefore, this procedure may be considered advantageous from a cost benefit analysis. Kybella® and Coolsculpting® are appealing non-surgical treatment options as they are less invasive and involve less risks and downtime compared to surgery. Dr. Ho is experienced in both chin/neck surgery and Kybella® injections and will discuss with each patient the best treatment options that meet their aesthetic concerns and goals.
What Is Kybella?
Kybella® is an FDA-approved injection procedure indicated for the reduction of moderate to severe submental fat (the area of fat below the chin). This injection can be performed alone or may be utilized as an adjunct procedure in jawline contouring that contributes to creating a more defined jawline on profile view. A series of three treatments or more are typically required before achieving noticeable results. Kybella® can be considered to have a permanent effect, as the active ingredient deoxycholic acid is a bile acid that breaks down and destroys fat cells. Dr. Ho is experienced in Kybella® injections and will discuss with each patient the best treatment options that meet their aesthetic concerns and goals. To find out more about the neck lift in Philadelphia and your many neck contouring options, contact our office today. During your consultation, you can discuss the price, recovery, preparation, and the details of the procedure.
I received chin lipo + platysmaplasty from Dr Ho and am so happy I made the decision to do it. I was nervous and overwhelmed going into the process and Dr Ho was so caring, patient, and skilled throughout the whole experience. She really cares about her patients and makes sure they understand everything and answers all questions. Would definitely recommend working with her!
Dr. Ho is an amazing provider, surgeon, injector and teacher! She is very thorough when explaining what is going to happen during your treatment. And takes her time to ensure your perfect results! She is the best! I highly recommend anyone to book with her!
– Kelly Moore
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.
– Verified Client
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!
– Mollie Miller