There are many liposuction options available in Michigan from Dr. Pramit Malhotra, and one popular application of the plastic surgery procedure is to a patient’s chin and neck area. Unlike the abdomen, chest, and other areas where fat accumulates, the face is rarely covered by clothing and is readily visible to friends, family, and colleagues alike.
Excess fat can hide youthful contours and add to the appearance of age. The removal of even a small amount of fat in the facial region via liposuction can create noticeable results by bringing more definition to the neck, jawline, and cheek areas. The end result is a sleeker, slimmer face with a well-defined chin and overall profile.
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What Can Chin and Neck Liposuction Treat?
Facial fat contributes to a variety of aesthetic issues that Michigan residents seek to address. Liposuction can remove the fat that tends to accumulate on the jawline and obscure the natural lines of a patient’s chin and neck, even despite efforts to diet or exercise.
The two main facial issues this procedure addresses are double chins, which are caused by neck fat that hangs in such a way as to create the appearance of one or more chins below the actual chin, and jowls, which are the draping lower portions of a person’s cheeks. Together, these two elements can create an appearance that is older than the patient’s actual age.
When combined with other plastic surgery procedures, liposuction is often a component of a facelift. The fat removal allows for more sculpted contours, especially after loose skin is smoothed out and the facial muscles are tightened.
What Else Should I Know About Facial or Neck Liposuction?
Chin liposuction offers a quick recovery. Patients can often take two days off from work with a weekend, minimizing time off. The amount of swelling is variable between patients, with some patients seeing an immediate improvement and others seeing a steady improvement over the weeks following surgery.
Remember: Liposuction is not considered to be a weight-loss procedure, and the ideal candidates are patients who are healthy, are already close to their ideal weight, and have no expectations of their weight fluctuating more than 20 pounds after the procedure.