A neck lift or chin liposuction is performed to remove excess fat beneath the chin and tighten loose skin in the neck.
A less invasive alternative to a facelift, the procedure can produce dramatic results in the patient whose chin and/or neck has sagged with age or after weight loss.
Neck liposuction can be performed under local and sedation as an outpatient procedure. It takes 30-60min. Your plastic surgeon will commence by injecting your neck with tumescent fluid, which is a mixture of saline, local anaesthetic (similar to Novocain and epinephrine) which helps constrict blood vessels, reduce bleeding, and prevent bruising. Tumescent fluid is not injected until you are temporarily asleep, so that you feel nothing. Followed by making a keyhole incision under the chin to insert the cannula and start drawing out the fat with suction. At the completion of the procedure, the keyhole will be closed with fine sutures; this will leave you with virtually an undetectable scar under your chin.