Chin and Neck Liposuction
Liposuction is a commonly requested cosmetic surgery, and the only one that can truly target isolated areas of fat pockets. Liposuction has been successfully used in many areas of the body including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and even upper arms. However, many patients are unaware that this procedure can also be used to target stubborn fat that may be present around the chin and neck, causing the area to lack definition and instead look bloated.
Chin and neck liposuction can be effectively used to combat excess, stubborn fat around this part of the face, which is often the result of weight gain, hereditary factors, or the natural aging process.
Liposuction involves the removal of fat cells from the body via a thin, tube-like device called a cannula which is inserted into the body through a series of small incisions. The number of incisions required will depend on the area being treated and the amount of fat to be removed. The cannula is attached to a vacuum that sucks the fat cells out of the body.
In the case of chin and neck liposuction, around two or three small incisions will be required. You will be anesthetized so should not be in any discomfort, and after the procedure, the scarring from these small incisions should be minimal. The entire process should take around 30 minutes, and you should be able to go home the same day.
After your surgery, you will be put in a support garment that will help your chin and neck to heal properly. You should ensure that you wear this for the recommended time – usually around 72 hours. Some bruising and swelling may also occur, but this is normal and should settle down in a few days.
Dr. LoTempio will provide you with all of the necessary aftercare instructions, and you should follow these closely to minimize the likelihood of complications during your recovery.
Our double board-certified surgeon, Dr. Maria LoTempio, has performed liposuction procedures on numerous patients. Dr. LoTempio understands the concerns of people who are less than satisfied with aspects of their appearance and works with you to address those areas so that you can learn to embrace your body wholeheartedly.
To find out more about liposuction with Dr. LoTempio, or to arrange your consultation, please call our Manhattan, NY office today at 347-434-8600.