Some people are frustrated by what they believe to be a thick and fat looking neck. This is often characterized by a neck and jaw area that appears to be poorly defined. Sometimes, the thick looking neck area is a result of excess fat. This can be a result of the patient’s weight, or can be an hereditary feature. In some cases, patients also have a lax platysma muscle and would benefit from this being tightened at the same time a the fat is removed. This is achieved with double chin surgery.
For patients who would benefit from liposuction alone, tiny incisions are placed in the neck area where they are easily hidden. The extra fat is gently removed with liposuction. The incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches. A compression garment is worn after surgery to help the skin retract back onto the new neck shape.
The physical benefits of a mini neck lift are:
Neck liposuction surgery is ideal for people of all ages who are frustrated with the appearance of a thick neck that lacks definition. This surgery is not appropriate for patients who are looking for an improvement in the lower face area, such as the jaw line or jowls – these patients may be candidates for facelift surgery.