Liposuction – Cervical Contouring
Loose skin and/or fatty deposits often times gradually occur under the chin along the jawline and in the neck. This produces the “turkey gobbler deformity” or the “double chin.” The “turkey gobbler” defect is usually vertical bands of skin and muscle which can be corrected by making a small incision under the chin then trimming and tightening these bands. The “double chin” is due to a localized excess deposit of fat, which can be corrected by making a small incision under the chin then using a small suction tube to remove this fatty deposit.
These two procedures are often not sufficient for most people. Face and neck lift surgeries are usually required simultaneously in order to reduce redundant skin in the neck. Some individuals have enough elastic tissue in their skin to take up the extra slack. Liposuction has dramatically improved results in re-contouring the neckline. Occasionally a chin implant is also used to achieve a more defined chin-neck angle. With few risks associated, you can return to work and normal activities within four to six days assuming a rhytidectomy is not also performed.