Chin and Neck Contouring Procedure

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PROCEDURE OVERVIEW

*Content provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS)

What is Chin and Neck Contouring?

 

Many times, the area under the chin has excess fat that can result from age, excessive weight loss or heredity. Liposuction is used to remove the fat if there is not significant loose skin. If the chin is small, an implant may be needed to increase projection and facial symmetry or reduced or shaved if it is prominent or over-projects.

 

To improve the appearance of loose skin in the front of the neck, a neck lift can be done by lifting the loose skin at the hairline behind the ears, trimming the excess skin and closing the incision.

 

These two procedures can be done independently, together or in conjunction with a face lift.

 

The Procedures:

 

Neck Lift

 

Step 1 – Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – The incision
Depending on the degree of change you’d like to see, your neck lift choices include a traditional neck lift incision or a limited-incision neck lift. A traditional neck lift incision often begins in the hairline at the level of the sideburn, continues down and around the ear and ends in the posterior hair. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the jowls and neck. The tissue underlying the neck skin is repositioned, and commonly the platysma muscle is tightened. Skin is re-draped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. A separate incision under the chin is often necessary for liposuction of this area and for repair of the muscle. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions.

 

Step 3 –Closing the incisions
Incision lines are closed with sutures and possibly skin glue. Sutures may be dissolving, or may need to be removed after a few days.

Once healed, the incision lines from a neck lift are usually well concealed within the hairline and in the natural contours of the ear.

Step 4 – See the results
The visible improvements of a neck lift will appear as swelling and bruising subside. Your final result should not only restore a more youthful and rested appearance, but also help you feel more confident about yourself.

 

 

Chin Surgery

 

Chin surgery is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin by enhancement with a silicone shaped implant or reduction surgery on the bone to improve the harmony of facial features and improve the chin/jaw/cheek/forehead balance.

Many times a plastic surgeon may recommend chin surgery or procedures to a patient having a rhinoplasty in order to achieve better facial proportions, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose.

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – The incision

A chin surgery requires different incisions based on the technique used as well as on your surgeon's preferred approach. Some plastic surgeons work through an incision inside the mouth, whereas other plastic surgeons perform the operation through an incision under your chin.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions

Sutures, skin adhesives or tapes close the skin incisions.

Step 4 – See the results

Your chin surgery will result in a bigger or smaller chin, depending on whether your goal was enhancement or reduction. The results of solid chin implants are permanent.

 

Chin Liposuction

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