Neck Lift, neck liposuction or double chin surgeries are popular facial liposuction procedures for patients who struggle with surplus fatty deposits on the neck and lower face. Since there’s no real way to exercise the face into losing fat, facial liposuction may be the only solution. During the procedure, excess fat is removed from the neck and lower face to restore a youthful angularity to the area. Younger patients with good skin elasticity and a non-smokers would be good candidates for this type of facial liposuction. Healing time is relatively short since there is just a small amount of fat removed.
Throughout the Tampa Bay area, many patients come to Solomon Cosmetic Center desiring a more youthful appearance. Numbers of these patients have fatty deposits under the chin and jowl area. In some cases, the mini face lift procedure will take care of tightening those areas. In other cases where there is excessive fat, Dr. George Solomon will perform neck liposuction to remove that excess fatty tissue in order to give definition to the chin and neckline.
Dr. Solomon often recommends that patients who undergo neck liposuction during a mini facelift also consider having chin enhancement with implants. This can greatly improve the overall balance of the patient’s profile and correct a “weak chin.”
About the Procedure
This procedure is performed at the Solomon Cosmetic Center in Tampa, FL using local anesthesia. Dr. Solomon uses a special tube called a cannula. This cannula is inserted through a tiny incision placed under the chin and results in no visible scarring. Using a suction pump attached to the cannula the fat cells are extracted. Facial liposuction permanently removes fat cells to improve the facial contour. After the procedure, someone will need to drive you home. It’s important to rest for at least 24 hours. Mild over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol, Aleve, or Advil may be needed along with cold packs for a few days. Downtime is minimal, and most patients resume normal activities after 2 to 4 days.
Facial liposuction by itself, or in conjunction with a mini facelift and possible chin augmentation, can make a dramatic difference in the way you look. However, be assured that Dr. Solomon will make sure that you will retain a natural look. To find out if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation.
Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.