As we age, our bodies start to change, making it challenging to maintain a slim and youthful profile. Double chins, excess fat, and sagging tissue can alter your appearance and leave you feeling self-conscious. Neck contouring at Memphis Plastic Surgery group can address these problems and help you get a more aesthetically pleasing profile.
What Is Neck Contouring?
Extra skin around your neck, jaw, and chin can dramatically affect the appearance of your face. Collagen and elastin production slows with age, so your skin will start to loosen and sag as it breaks down.
Neck contouring refers to several safe and effective surgical procedures that remove fat, tighten skin, and shape your profile. When you choose one of these procedures, you’ll get a redefined neckline and a rejuvenated silhouette.
Your Neck Contouring Options at Memphis PSG
Liposuction, or lipo, is a fat-removing procedure that can target unwanted fat to help you get a slimmer appearance. This is an excellent option if you have excess fat without significant loose skin in the area.
Before making small incisions, we’ll place you under general or local anesthesia with sedation. We’ll use small tubes to remove the fat and close the incisions. Liposuction results are long-lasting, so no fat will return to the area as long as you maintain a proper diet and exercise.
You’ll see the final results from liposuction treatment after about six months. Recovery time with liposuction will vary by case. However, we typically recommend waiting a week before returning to work and resuming your daily routines. Liposuction can stand alone, or we can pair it with additional procedures to give you more defined results.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure to tighten the skin and reshape your jawline. This is a great option to remove folds of skin and localized fat deposits, giving you a more youthful appearance.
A neck lift involves:
- Cutting the skin behind the ears.
- Tightening and redraping the skin.
- Trimming the excess to give you a more defined neck and jawline.
You’ll have a sedative and local anesthesia so that you don’t feel pain during your procedure.
Your PSG provider will tailor your neck lift treatment plan to your individual needs to give you the best results. A neck lift can be an independent procedure or a part of a complete facelift. We can also use liposuction with a neck lift to give you total facial rejuvenation. Results will vary by person, but they typically last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, depending on the severity of your case.
Direct Neck Lift
A direct neck lift removes excess skin and fat through a small incision under your chin. While it is still a surgical procedure, a neck lift is less invasive since it only requires one incision. The scar is usually unnoticeable, and the results are just as long-lasting as a standard facelift.
Chin Implant Surgery
A chin augmentation, or chin implant surgery, can restore your facial balance, improve the appearance of a double chin, and make your nose look more proportionate. Your PSG provider will customize your implant to give you the best shape for your face.
We’ll use general or local anesthesia with sedation to perform this procedure. We’ll make a small incision inside the mouth or under the chin and fit your implant around your natural chin bone.
Chin implant surgery typically takes about an hour unless you are having another procedure at the same time. You’ll need about a week to recover before returning to your routine.
What Are the Benefits of Neck Contouring?
There are some things that diet and exercise just can’t change, and the neck area is one of those tough spots. Neck contouring can help you transform your appearance and redefine your neck and jawline. When you choose an expert provider like the professionals at Memphis Plastic Surgery Group, you’ll enjoy benefits including:
- Safe and effective treatment
- Long-lasting results
- A slimmer facial profile
- A more defined jaw and chin
- A more youthful appearance
Rejuvenate Your Appearance with Memphis Plastic Surgery Group
If you’ve been dealing with stubborn fat deposits or a neckline that diet and exercise can’t touch, our team is here to help. Contact our Memphis office to learn more about neck contouring and determine which procedure is the right fit for you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media!