Chin liposuction and neck liposuction are both quick, minimally invasive procedures that permanently remove fat from around the neck area, giving beautiful, youth enhancing results. Often, only a small amount of fat needs to be removed, but the results can be dramatic, taking years off your appearance and greatly restoring your confidence.
Female cosmetic surgeon Dr Feldman regularly performs chin and neck liposuction in her registered day procedure centre in South Yarra (near Toorak, Prahran, Windsor and Richmond).
Fatty deposits under the chin are usually genetic. Certain facial bone structures can also make it easier for a fleshy ‘double chin’ to appear. Those with small or receding chins have less of a bony structure to hide any soft flesh around the chin and subsequently, the flesh around the jawline is more noticeable, producing an extra fold, or ‘double chin’.
Today, for those feeling the need for a double chin reduction, there’s no need to think of outdated procedures such as “double chin surgery” or “chin tuck surgery”. With liposuction, there’s no general anaesthetic, no cutting (other than tiny incisions for the cannula) and no visible scars.
As we age, fatty tissue begins to deposit around certain areas of our body. Regardless of how healthy our diet and exercise regime may be, this fatty tissue can be difficult to shift. The neck, in particular, is often predisposed to accumulating such fatty tissue. A sagging, soft neck can make a person look older than their years, or simply ‘out of shape’.
Neck liposuction can quickly and easily remedy this situation with very little downtime. For neck fat removal, a tiny cannula is inserted through tiny, unnoticeable incisions around the neck, then gently sucks the extraneous fatty tissue away.
For those also requiring chin lipo (aka chin liposculpture or double chin removal) or require cheek liposuction, Dr Feldman may address these areas at the same time.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Patients undergoing neck or chin liposuction (aka double chin liposuction) by Dr Feldman in South Yarra, Melbourne, will be admitted to a nominated day clinic. The procedure requires only local anaesthetic. If preferred, some patients may choose to have an additional sedative to relax them.
Dr Feldman will inject the area with local anaesthetic solution to numb the area. Then, a few tiny incisions are made before a tiny cannula is inserted, which is attached to a suction pump. Only small quantities of fat are removed to produce quite dramatic results.
The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes, and when completed, Sterri-Strips (not sutures) are used to close the wound. The procedure doesn’t require sutures, due to the small size of the wound/s. The area usually heals within three days. The patient will wear a compression garment for three days and six nights. In most cases there is minimal bruising and swelling; however, sometimes bruising may last for up to 10 days.
Most individuals can return to their daily life activities soon after chin or neck liposuction. However, be prepared for some local swelling and minimal bruising that may last for up to two weeks.
You will be required to wear a compression bandage for three days after the procedure. Many patients decide to take three days off work, but this is only due to appearances, as there may be mild bruising to the area. Generally speaking, you won’t be in pain after this procedure. Within the first three days, the compression bandaged can be taken off for one hour a day.
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Risks associated with lipo
Neck or chin liposuction is a relatively safe procedure; however, with any surgical procedure, there is always an element of risk. There is a minor chance of infection. To reduce this risk, Dr Feldman provides antibiotics at the time of the procedure, then provides you with a take-home course of oral antibiotics.
Patients often wonder how the skin will appear after liposuction. Fortunately, Dr Feldman is often pleasantly surprised at how well the skin retracts after lipo in this area. Generally, women’s skin tends to retract better than men’s.
Who should perform liposuction to the chin/jawline?
Only a doctor thoroughly experienced in liposuction should perform neck or chin liposuction. The doctor must be experienced in sculpting such prominent and noticeable area of the body. Dr Feldman has been performing liposuction for over 6 years and has successfully performed liposuction on over 1000 clients throughout Australia.