Are you tired of your double chin despite your efforts to diet and exercise? You are not alone. The neck or submental region is one area of the body that seems to accumulate stubborn fat pockets more than others. Excess fat in the neck can create a double-chin appearance and sabotage your self-esteem. This can be especially frustrating if the rest of your body is at an ideal weight. Such patients turn to neck liposuction as an easy and minimally-invasive way to regain an attractive and contoured neck and jawline.
Neck liposuction involves creating an inconspicuous incision just below the chin to allow a small cannula to be inserted to gently remove fat. When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, neck liposuction should not leave visible scarring but provide permanent results of a slimmer and more chiseled neckline.
Not everyone is a candidate for neck liposuction. If you are in good general health and have excess submental fat, liposuction can be considered. It is a procedure that is typically performed on men and women who are 30 to 50 years of age, as this ensures the skin has enough elasticity to constrict smoothly after liposuction. Liposuction is not meant to address notable sagging or loose skin in the neck.
If you can identify with the following, you may be a good neck liposuction candidate:
- Desire to reduce or eliminate double chin appearance
- Seeking to refine and contour jawline for more balanced face
- Good skin tone
- Dedicated to maintaining a steady weight (healthy diet and exercise)
- Realistic expectations for neck liposuction
The only way to know for sure that you qualify for neck liposuction is to schedule a consult with our board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aviva Preminger. We are happy to discuss the procedure in detail and help you attain the youthful and attractive neckline you deserve.