Submental fat, also known as a “double chin,” is a cosmetic problem that affects men and women of all ages and weights. Dr. Min S. Ahn, a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, has helped thousands of individuals achieve a leaner and more sculpted neck with neck liposuction. When expertly planned and performed, liposuction reveals a more flattering jawline and overall facial profile.
Why Patients Trust Dr. Ahn for Neck Liposuction
A double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ahn has the extensive training, experience and skill needed to deliver consistently beautiful and natural-looking results. He has dedicated his practice solely to procedures of the face and neck, which have allowed him to gain a thorough understanding of the facial anatomy. Dr. Ahn combines his technical background and expertise with a keen eye for aesthetics. He is highly sought out by patients for his ability to deliver remarkable results.
Ideal Candidates for Neck Liposuction
Ideal candidates are individuals who are bothered by the appearance of submental fat under the chin and jaw or a “thick” or “full” neck but have good skin tone and elasticity. Patients with a substantial degree of skin laxity underneath the chin or along the jawline. or noticeable neck bands, may be better suited for neck lift, which improves the neck contour by removing excess skin and tightening the underlying tissues.
In some cases, Dr. Ahn may recommend a combination procedure to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing results. Neck liposuction can also be combined with mini lift for comprehensive rejuvenation of the middle and lower facial areas. Dr. Ahn works closely with each individual patient to design a treatment plan that achieves their cosmetic goals.
Dr. Ahn performs neck liposuction at his state-of-the-art, office-based surgical suite, which is accredited by the Joint Commission (JCAHO). Prior to surgery, intravenous sedation is administered to ensure the patient’s full comfort. Also known as “twilight anesthesia,” intravenous sedation is safe and eliminates some of the risks and recovery time associated with general anesthesia.
During neck liposuction, Dr. Ahn creates small incisions in the areas with the most fat. He takes extra care in creating the incisions so there is minimal scarring. Dr. Ahn then inserts a thin tube, called a cannula, through the incisions to break up the fat. Once the desired amount of fat is removed, Dr. Ahn will carefully sculpt the remaining fat and tissues to create a smoother and more beautiful neck and chin contours. To finish the procedure, Dr. Ahn will close the incisions using sutures.
Recovering from Neck Liposuction
The initial recovery period for neck liposuction takes one to two weeks. During this time, patients must plan on resting as much as possible. Some post-op discomfort and soreness are normal and can be managed with prescription oral pain medication. Follow-up appointments with Dr. Ahn and his staff are key to assessing whether patients are healing quickly and properly.
To find out if neck liposuction can help you achieve the leaner and more sculpted jawline you desire, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahn. Contact his Boston practice by calling or emailing us today.