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You may be a candidate for neck liposuction if you have localized deposits of fat in the neck—under the chin. The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under local sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure may require a small incision under the chin, behind the ears, or both. Fat is suctioned or excised, muscles may be tightened with dissolvable sutures–and in certain situations–skin may be removed. The jaw line and neck line may sometimes be improved with the addition of a chin implant or facelift.
You will go home with your chin and neck wrapped in dressings or in an elastic neck sling. Initial discomfort is minor and easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling and bruising disappear over approximately 2 weeks.
To learn more about which options may be best for you and your individual aging process, simply schedule a consultation with one of our AFP surgeons. We firmly believe that aging is a privilege, but we also believe that countering that process along the way to adequately reflect your inner energy and vitality is a personal gift you equally deserve.