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Submental Chin/Neck Liposuction in Philadelphia

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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!

BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

What Is Chin/Neck Liposuction?

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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 double board-certified 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.
This lovely patient was concerned by the fullness of her upper neck and lack of jawline definition as well as her nasal hump. She originally saw me for consultation for chin liposuction but was ultimately better suited for mini neck lift surgery. Based on her genetics and face/neck anatomy, this patient not only required removal of superficial fat below her chin but more importantly deeper sculpting including resuspension of her neck muscles (platysmaplasty) and deeper fat and gland removal below the muscle layer. She also desired a conservative approach to rhinoplasty to gently shave down her nasal hump and rotate her tip.

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.

“Chin/Neck liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures including a facelift, platysma plication, chin augmentation, and skin resurfacing to optimize facial rejuvenation results. ”

Dr. Tina Ho

“My treatment philosophy is centered on producing results that are natural and achieve facial harmony. ”

Dr. Tina Ho

“I believe that chin/neck liposuction is the most definitive treatment option for addressing submental fat. I often recommend adjunct skin resurfacing to tighten and contract the neck skin and ultimately further enhance the surgical outcome.”

Dr. Tina Ho

Dr. Tina Ho

FAQ’s

What Is Dr. Ho’s Approach to the Chin/Neck Liposuction?
young manAs a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Ho specializes exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the head and neck region. Dr. Ho is regionally known for her signature procedures in facial contouring and jawline contouring and draws patients from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York to Philadelphia and Wayne for chin and neck liposuction. She devotes ample time and effort to establish realistic goals and expectations with every patient. She also routinely performs non-surgical procedures for minimizing submental fat and improving jawline definition and will review with each patient which treatment options will achieve the most ideal results. Dr. Ho believes that chin/neck liposuction is the most definitive treatment option for removing excess fat under the chin and along the upper neck. Her treatment philosophy is centered on producing results that are natural yet still dramatic enough and restore facial harmony.
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.

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.

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?
The cost for liposuction of the chin or neck region varies based on each patient’s individual needs. However, pricing starts at $3000, plus facility fees.
What is the ideal jawline?
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In an ideal female face, the lower third of the face including the jawline is narrower compared to the upper two thirds and follows the optimal inverted pyramid shape. In an ideal male face, the lower third of the face including the jawline demonstrates a more square appearance.

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.

ideal jawline
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?
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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 before & After
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.
Your Submental Chin/Neck Liposuction in Philadelphia will be performed by Dr. Tina Ho in her surgery center in Philadelphia.

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