Liposuction of the Neck (Facial Liposuction)
Excess fat beneath the chin can be a problem for patients of all ages. With targeted liposuction, this area can be sculpted to produce a smoother, more defined neck. To remove the fat, a small incision is made beneath the chin. Using a device called a cannula, the fat is suctioned away. The entire procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation. Liposuction can be done in combination with other surgical procedures if needed.
The “Ultimate Neck” (Advanced Techniques in Neck Sculpting)
Sagging jowls and neck skin can dramatically detract from your appearance, making you appear older than your age. Fortunately, our “Ultimate Neck” procedure can smooth and firm the neck area for a more youthful, refined appearance.
What causes sagging neck skin?
As we age, collagen and elastin fibers break down, resulting in loose skin and muscle bands that protrude along the length of the neck. Both genetics and age play a role in the development of sagging skin, as well as fat accumulation which can cause unwanted fullness in this area.
Can I just treat my neck?
The neck is always evaluated separately, but rarely treated individually. Quite often, Dr. Kienstra recommends a procedure called “corset” platysmaplasty to significantly improve sagging of the neck. Since the face and neck are companions in the aging process, the corset procedure is almost always performed in conjunction with a “mini,” standard, or deep plane facelift.
How does the “Ultimate Neck” procedure firm sagging neck skin?
During the procedure, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Kienstra gently tightens the neck muscles to conform to the underlying structure of the neck, providing a smoother, more elegant neckline. Fat sculpting further contours the neck for maximum definition.
How do I learn more?
We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matthew Kienstra who will advise you whether the “Ultimate Neck” procedure is right for you. Call us today at (417) 887-FACE to schedule your consultation. Financing is available.