The jaw and neck are the most visible areas of the face. A double chin, fatty pockets, or jowls can have an adverse impact on an individual’s appearance, making them look older than their years.
Over time fatty deposits can develop in the neck, lower face, and chin. Generally, such fatty pockets do not reduce readily with a balanced diet and regular exercise regimen. Weight loss also does not have a major effect on these troublesome areas.
Double chin liposuction cosmetic surgery can significantly improve an individual’s feelings of youth and self-confidence. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides double chin liposuction to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
Liposuction for Double Chin Removal
Irrespective of an individual’s age, the presence of a double chin can take away from an otherwise attractive face. The skin may become loose and fat may deposit in the front of the neck, and this fullness is commonly called a “double chin.”
Liposuction can successfully eliminate the fat causing the appearance of the double chin. This procedure involves the surgeon inserting a narrow tube called a cannula into the area of fat.
They will manipulate the cannula to dislodge the fat and suction it out. Skin that is adequately elastic will constrict and tighten by itself. If the skin does not have sufficient elasticity, the patient may need to undergo a neck lift, which is a surgical procedure to tighten neck skin.
Patients can undergo liposuction cosmetic surgery of the neck, chin, and jawline under local anesthesia. The recovery is quick, and most people resume their normal activities within a few days.
Double Chin Liposuction for Men and Women
Neck and chin liposuction is an appropriate procedure for men as well as women. Fat deposits in the lower facial region can cause the development of a double chin or jowls making a face appear older.
Neck and chin liposuction can effectively eliminate the excess fat beneath the chin, neck, and jowls, which creates a lifting effect on the face restoring a rejuvenated, youthful facial appearance.
Double Chin Liposuction Procedure
- The procedure commences with a cosmetic surgeon or surgical nurse preparing the patient’s neck and chin by sterilizing and draping the site. After this, the surgeon will use a pen to demarcate the site.
- For this procedure, the patient will be given sedation or local anesthesia. In case liposuction is undertaken on smaller regions such as the neck and chin, the surgeon may use local anesthesia. During the consultation process, the surgeon and patient will discuss the most suitable anesthetic for the procedure. At this point, the patient may also receive a sedative.
- Once the area is prepped and the anesthetic takes effect, the surgeon will place a small incision and insert a narrow tube (cannula) connected to a suction tube into the treatment sites. The surgeon will “vacuum” the excess fat from the treatment sites using a suction procedure.
Safety of Double Chin Liposuction
Liposuction surgery risks are higher when a large area of the body is being treated, or when substantial amounts of fat are removed during a single procedure. In general, liposuction risks are mitigated when a smaller area is under treatment. For this reason, neck and chin liposuction is quite safe.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for double chin liposuction.
Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and surrounding areas.