A Neck Lift Surgery vs a Chin Liposuction: Pros and Cons

A double chin can be very embarrassing. Pronounced on the neck, it adds a lot to anyone’s appearance, making one look older and heavier. No visual tips and tricks can hide a double chin in photos and videos. Whatever the reason – whether age, excess weight, genetics or anything else – it’s hard to deal with it. Double chin limits your confidence and distracts you from enjoying life.

A quick and effective way to solve this issue is a neck lift surgery. It’s a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve neck area, sharpen jawline, tighten sagging skin, and removing excess fat. In this article, we will focus on the options available for patients struggling specifically with a double chin, and the nature of the procedures.

What Is Chin Liposuction?

If your only concern is a double chin, you might opt in for a chin liposuction, which is a part of the neck lift surgery. This procedure addresses excess fat under the chin defining the angle between the neck and the face, and slimming the neck.

What Does Chin Liposuction Look Like?

Technically, the process will involve a thin tube that will be inserted under your chin through a couple of tiny incisions. The surgeon will remove fatty deposits stored underneath your chin to form a clear lower face contour.

The procedure lasts up to 3o min and requires local anesthesia. The recovery is short; however, wearing a special chin wrap is required to minimize neck swelling.

What Should I Expect from a Chin Liposuction?

The results of a chin liposuction will be visible immediately after the operation; however, swelling and feeling of numbness may stay for a while, and the final result will emerge fully later on. The surgeon will give you specific post-procedure recommendations to follow for faster healing.

Depending on such factors as your skin elasticity, lifestyle, and consistency in your body weight, the result of a chin liposuction varies. Yet, the procedure is generally considered as giving long-lasting results.

The core benefits of a chin lipo:

  • shortest downtime;
  • smoother recovery;
  • dramatic difference achieved with a minor modification to your appearance.

To summarize, a chin liposuction is the best choice for those who are seeking a fast solution to get rid of a double chin and to improve its outline in the most natural way. However, if your skin elasticity isn’t good enough or because of the aging process, you might consider a full neck lift.

At SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer neck lift surgery and liposuction for men and women in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.

When Is It Time For A Full Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a common cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to reconstruct your neck area. It addresses not only the double chin problem but also a “turkey neck” (neck wrinkles and neck bands). This issue commonly appears in aging patients, but younger people with poor skin elasticity might experience it as well.

Depending on circumstances, the operation might include skin lifting, platysma muscle tightening (platysmaplasty), and/or fat removal. A consultation with our surgeons will help identify your individual needs and build the best surgery strategy.

What Is Neck Lift About?

A neck lift technically includes three steps: incisions, lifting, and closures. You will spend up to 2 hours in the operation room.

Incisions for a neck lift are made beneath the chin or behind the ears. Then the muscles get tightened and sutured. The skin is pulled taut and any excess is removed. Fat removal can be done prior to closing the incisions.

Platysmaplasty (Neck lift): Say Goodbye to a Double Chin

Is Neck Lift Surgery Painful?

The procedure is often performed under general anesthesia. Therefore you won’t feel anything during the surgery. Once the anesthesia effect disappears, you will feel some discomfort, but mild discomfort doesn’t usually last more than a few days.

How Long Do the Results Last?

Neck lift is a permanent procedure. However, it does not stop the natural aging process. The results of a neck lift usually last 10 to 15 years depending on many factors. To help the results last longer, we recommend avoiding long sun exposure and heavy exercises involving neck muscles.

If you are considering a platysmaplasty (neck lift), schedule a consultation with Dr. Angelina or Dr. Chris. We will help you rejuvenate your neck area.

Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer neck lift for men and women in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia. Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation.

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