WHAT IS A SUBMENTOPLASTY?
A submentoplasty is a surgical procedure used to provide permanent results for a more defined neckline. It involves the removal of fatty deposits and the tightening of muscles underneath the chin and in the neck. At Facial Rejuvenation Centre, we have many patients that come to us with a fair amount of stubborn weight in the chin and neck area. Unlike patients who have laxity in the skin of the neck, and who are prime candidates for a face and neck lift, these patients are usually in their earlier years without a lot of excess skin to spare. They are young, beautiful and vibrant, but will typically have what is referred to as an “obtuse” neckline, simply meaning the area beneath the chin and into the neck follows a straighter line, and is not as curvaceous or contoured as they would like.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM A SUBMENTOPLASTY?
Patients who undergo submentoplasty can look forward to the following results:
- A reduction of fat under the chin and in the neckline
- A smoother, more sleek and attractive neckline
- An anatomically balanced profile in the area of the chin and neck
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR SUBMENTOPLASTY?
If you’re interested in defining your neckline, you may be a great candidate for a submentoplasty. During the consultation, we will confirm candidacy for the procedure and make additional recommendations to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Typically, if you have the following, you may find submentoplasty a viable option:
- Stubborn excess weight underneath the chin
- A straight (not-contoured) profile from the chin to the neck
- A normal amount of fairly taut skin in the area of the neck
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER SURGERY?
We will apply a snug dressing to the neck which will need to be kept on three days. Bruising and swelling can last 7-10 days. Sutures will be removed after one week. You may experience tightness, firming, and itching for 3-4 weeks when you’re healing.
NECK LIFT SURGERY IN ST. AUGUSTINE
Dr. Leake is happy to provide the people of St. Augustine with expert surgical care. Our procedures are fast, precise, and offer natural-looking results. Make an appointment to discuss neck lift surgery today calling (904) 810-5434 or submitting your information via the form below.