Neck Lift & Liposuction
Excess skin and fat below the chin can be corrected with the help of a combination neck lift and liposuction. Both surgical procedures are safe and effective for removing fine lines, wrinkles, ‘turkey waddle’, and double chin. Patients who also have cosmetic concerns in other areas can choose to undergo multiple procedures at once for a full facial rejuvenation.
How Does It Work?
The combination procedure is done under either general or local anesthesia depending on the patient’s individual needs. Dr. Farole will make an incision along the natural creases of the skin to minimize scarring. Small cannula tubes are strategically placed to remove fat pockets found under the chin. Any sagging skin is then tightened and removed before the incision is carefully sutured.
Many patients opt to use the opportunity after liposuction for fat-transfer. The fat removed during liposuction can be used as a dermal filler for laugh lines, brow furrows, or shallow areas in the cheeks.
Downtime is dependent on your body’s natural healing process. However, most patients are fully recovered within 2-4 weeks. Typically, you can return to work in 1-2 weeks. You may experience swelling, bruising, and moderate post-procedure pain. Any pain can easily be managed with over-the-counter medication.
Is It Right for Me?
You may be a good candidate for a neck lift or liposuction if you have loose, sagging skin or unwanted fat below the chin. Dr. Farole will perform a complete facial evaluation and talk to you about your options at your initial consultation. Together, you can create a custom solution to help you achieve your desired results.
If you’re in good health overall and are not ready to undergo a full facelift, you may want to consider a neck lift and/or liposuction. Non-smokers have the best results from cosmetic surgery.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Noticeable improvement can be seen immediately following your surgery. Unwanted skin and fat will be gone revealing a more contoured jaw and neckline. Final results will be apparent after swelling subsides.
A well-performed neck lift and liposuction combo can last upwards of 10-15 years. Dr. Farole is a highly-skilled surgeon well-versed in a variety of facial cosmetic procedures. He’ll work closely with you to ensure the best possible outcome.