As the most visible areas of your face, the jaw and neck influence the aesthetics of your face. Therefore, having a double chin or fatty deposits in the neck area might have an adverse impact on your appearance. It is difficult to reduce the fatty deposits in your chin and neck through a balanced diet or by following a stringent exercise regimen.
On the other hand, cosmetic surgery procedures such as double chin liposuction can significantly improve your neck and chin contours, and hence boost your self-confidence. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides facial liposuction to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.
Liposuction – a Proven Solution for Double Chin
Double chin is a term used to refer to the fat pockets in front of the neck. Weight loss exercises may have little to no effect on decreasing double chin, but liposuction is a medically proven technique to address this issue. Liposuction eliminates double chin by dislodging the fat around the area and suctioning it out. This is done with the help of a suction cannula tube.
Your cosmetic surgeon will insert this tube into the area of fat. Once inserted, they will manipulate it in such a way that excess fat becomes loose and can be suctioned out. If your skin is adequately elastic, it will tighten itself after the surgery. Otherwise, you may need to undergo another procedure called neck lift.
A neck lift is a reconstructive procedure to tighten neck skin. Usually, patients are only given local anesthesia for liposuction. In addition to that, their recovery will be quick, provided they take postoperative guidelines seriously.
Facial Liposuction for Both Men and Women
Neck and chin liposuction is intended for both men and women. As a matter of fact, over time, almost every adult would develop fat deposits in their lower facial region. These deposits may grow into a double chin, which makes the face appear older. Liposuction plastic surgery will effectively eliminate this accumulated fat creating a lifting effect. In the end, patients will have a refreshed and rejuvenated face.
Procedure for Neck and Chin Liposuction
Generally, the procedure begins with a surgical nurse sterilizing and draping the patient’s neck and chin. Once the targeted areas are prepared, the plastic surgeon will then demarcate the site using a pen. Before the surgeon creates an incision, the anesthesia team will provide necessary sedation or local anesthesia.
The surgeon will wait until the patient responds positively to anesthesia. Once the anesthetic takes effect, the surgeon will start making small incisions. After the incision is accurately traced through the marked site, a narrow tube called a cannula is inserted. This tube is connected to a suction pump wherein the surgeon will vacuum the excess fat out of the neck and chin.
Risks Associated with Neck and Chin Liposuction
Liposuction surgery might get complicated if a larger part of the body is being treated. The risks while removing substantial amounts of fat are higher than those with a smaller area of treatment. For neck and chin liposuction, the risks are minimized as the treatment sites are relatively small.
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for facial liposuction.
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