Submental fat is stored under the chin and on the neck, creating the appearance of a double chin or turkey neck. Men and women can experience a fatty neck even if they are height-weight proportionate due to genetics, aging, hormones and other factors. A thick neck can impact the definition of the chin, jaw and neck, making the face and neck look heavier and older. Dr. Aviva Preminger is an experienced plastic surgeon who offers submental fat removal with neck liposuction at her practice in Manhattan.
Neck liposuction is an ideal cosmetic facial procedure for individuals who are in good health but are unhappy with excess fat under the chin and around the neck. Patients who still have good elasticity in their skin are the best candidates for neck liposuction to reshape the neck. The procedure removes the fat, but it does not remove excess skin. If skin still has its elasticity, it will retract and become firm after the procedure. However, those with stretched skin or poor skin laxity may require a neck lift with liposuction to achieve the desired result.
Neck Slimming or Reshaping Surgery
Neck lipo is plastic surgery, but it can usually be performed under local anesthesia and only takes about an hour or less to complete. Using advanced liposuction techniques, Dr. Preminger can gently suction away excess submental fat to slim the neck and reshape under the chin. Small incisions are required to access the fat under the skin, but these incisions are easily hidden and unnoticeable as the neck heals. Once the fat is removed, the fat cells are permanently gone, creating a slimmer, contoured neck and chin.
Removing excess submental fat on the neck can have a striking impact on your appearance. The neck, chin and jawline will have more definition, looking more youthful and attractive. If you are ready to enjoy a svelte neck and chin, contact the office of Aviva Preminger, M.D. in Manhattan to schedule your neck liposuction consultation with Dr. Preminger to find out if you are a good candidate for this procedure.