Chin Up and Smile
We’ve all experienced it… that moment when someone surprises you with a photo and you get that dreaded double chin. Even people without extra fat in their neck can get it due to age-sagging skin. Thankfully, the doctors at Illinois Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery offer both neck liposuction – removing the fat completely and further defining your jaw line – and neck lifts, which take away the extra skin that has started to sag.
What to Expect with Neck Liposuction
Creating a more defined jaw line at your neck can take years and weight off your face. Your physician will administer a local anesthesia to the area being worked on, or you may be put completely to sleep before the procedure with general anesthesia. They may also draw guides on your neck, aiding them in which areas to remove the fat.
How Neck Liposuction Works
A small incision, often near the hairline or in the contour of your ear is made. Fat is sucked through a small tube called a cannula. Your physician will also use a tissue-expanding fluid like tumescent fluid or a similar technique that makes the process of removing fat easier.
Neck Liposuction Results
Over the next few weeks following surgery, the tunnels where fat was removed will begin to collapse and a more defined neck will emerge. This will progressively improve over the next three to six months. You may be asked to wear a special compression brace to help aid this process. While this is a long-term solution, it is important to remember that fat can be gained back in these areas so proper diet and exercise is essential as you move forward.
Schedule a Liposuction Consultation
Schedule your consultation at Illinois Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery by calling (309) 495-0250. Or, contact us today to find out if Liposuction is right for you.