Body Contouring on the Neck
Who can be helped?
Are you starting to get a double chin, or developing jowls along your chin line, or is the skin under your chin just too loose? All these changes make one look older. Thus many women and also men often wish to do something about their tendency to develop a double chin! The problem gets worse with the years, and is easier to address before it becomes severe.
Here liposuction offers the opportunity of a tiny procedure with great effects. One is only incapacitated for 2-3 days. Sometimes one can even avoid a face lift by doing the far simpler and safer neck liposuction.
More general information on this procedure can be found under: Body Contouring / Liposuction
What is possible?
Vibration-assisted liposuction using tumescent local anesthesia makes possible a targeted, gentle, long-term removal of the cosmetically-disturbing fat deposits under the chin and along the jowls (lower aspects of cheeks). The post-operative shrinking and tightening of the skin is sometimes the main indication for the procedure. In such a case, the firming up of the tissue is responsible for the desired changes towards a more youthful appearance.
Good results from liposuction on the neck are only possible when there are not excessive amounts of skin with numerous folds. If the latter is the case, a neck lifting may be a better strategy. In a personalized consultation, I will be happy to discuss with you which approaches are best for your neck.
A special collar-like compression dressing insures that the contact between the skin and the new underlying tissues occurs at exactly the right points during the first 24 hours after liposuction. This dressing must be worn for a week at home and nights. Woman can easily hide the dressing with a shawl worn about the head and neck a la Audrey Hepburn. Wearing a turtleneck garment or a scarf is adequate to cover everything so that on day three one can resume full activites.
Before- / After-Pictures
In a personalized consultation, I will be happy to discuss with you which approaches are best in your case. If you wish, I will be happy to show you examples of before and after pictures from other patients I have helped.