A well-defined jawline is essential for a healthy and youthful-looking profile. However, several factors can conspire to cause skin to sag and excess fat to accumulate along the jawlines and underneath the chins of even the healthiest and most active individuals.
If your jawline has become obscured by loose and sagging skin (jowls) or stubborn fat deposits underneath the chin (double chin), neck liposuction may offer the best solution. With this option, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leo Farrell can gently remove excess fat along the entire jawline to produce firm and ideally defined contours to the lower face.
Does Neck Liposuction Shrink Skin?
Neck liposuction targets and permanently removes stubborn fat cells from the jaw and chin. For patients with good skin elasticity, skin will conform to the contours produced by neck liposuction naturally. For others, it may be necessary to combine neck liposuction with a neck lift to achieve optimal results.
Combining liposuction with lift techniques is very common. When neck procedures are combined, issues caused by skin laxity, such as turkey waddle and crepey skin, can also be eliminated. Combinations are not necessary in every case, but can help to create the most pleasing results in others. During your initial consultation, Dr. Farrell will assess the quality of your skin to help you determine if a single procedure or a combination will be best for your specific needs.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening
Non-invasive skin tightening options may also be helpful following neck liposuction. We offer several skin tightening options, including Thermage®, a non-surgical radiofrequency (RF) treatment that can smooth and shrink the skin on the neck and jawline. In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of laser treatments that can assist with skin tightening, which, similar to RF treatments, can produce remarkable results with minimal downtime. CoolSculpting® can remove fat deposits under the chin (double chin), as well as tighten skin in the treatment area.
Our Doctors work together, combining their experience and years of practice to determine the most effective course of treatment for each patient. They are here to listen to your concerns, provide information about your surgical and non-surgical options, and help you choose the most effective solutions for sagging skin and excess fat along the jawline.
To learn more or to schedule your initial consultation, please call Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 717-732-9000 today. We serve Harrisburg and surrounding Central Pennsylvania communities from our comfortable, welcoming office in Mechanicsburg.