In many cases, patients complain of excess fat underneath the chin without significant jowling. This unwanted fat may be gently removed by vacuum suction through very small incisions placed in hidden locations.
Liposuction is a favorable minimally-invasive alternative to the facelift for restoring a youthful appearance to the jawline and chin undersurface. Liposuction of the chin and neck region works in two ways: volume reduction and tissue tightening. The ideal candidate for neck liposuction is someone who has excess fat in the neck or chin but has relatively good skin tone. With good skin tone, when the fat is removed, there is a better likelihood that the skin will contract and re-drape to the new contour of the neck. The healing process that occurs under the skin following neck liposuction also assists in tightening of the skin and underlying tissues.
Although liposuction may be undergone as a stand alone option, it is generally performed in conjunction with chin augmentation or as a targeted component of a minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation program.