Who is a candidate? If you have localized deposits of fat in the anterior part of the neck — under the chin. If you have sagging with skin folds in the anterior part of the neck.
Intended results: A more youthful neck with a better contour.
- The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care).
- The procedure may require an incision under the chin, behind the ears, or both.
- Fat is suctioned or excised, muscles may be tightened, and skin may be removed — all depending on individual findings.
Recuperation and healing: The patient goes home with chin and neck wrapped in dressings or in an elastic neck sling. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling and bruising disappear over approximately 2 weeks. The final result is evident in 1-3 months.
Other options: Additional Procedures that may enhance the result are: Face Lift, Liposuction and Chin Augmentation.
Insurance guidelines: This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
Note: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.