Submental liposuction, also known as neck liposuction, is the procedure designed to remove unwanted fat from below the chin. Liposuction is the process of removing significant amount of fat from various parts of the body using a long narrow suction tube that is inserted through small incisions.
Over time, the neckline ages like the rest of the face. The skin begins to sag and lose elasticity, while fat accumulates under the chin and creates a “double-chin” appearance. Dr. Parfitt performs neck liposuction procedures to slim and reshape the neck to create more definition.
As with any elective surgical procedure, realistic expectations and good health are prerequisites. Submental liposuction is a popular procedure for both men and women.
If you are concerned with excessive skin and fat in the neck area, you may be an ideal candidate for a neck liposuction procedure.
Your consultation with Dr. Parfitt will help you decide on the type of surgery that best addresses your concerns. He will determine if neck liposuction is the best procedure to achieve your facial harmony.
If you are interested in a submental liposuction procedure, your choice of a board-certified facial plastic surgeon is extremely important. During your consultation, Dr. Parfitt will examine your facial anatomy and also obtain a medical history, so he can consider any medical conditions that may heighten any risk. Once you and Dr. Parfitt arrive at a mutual understanding and trust, he will tailor a treatment plan that is best suited to you.
At your consultation you will receive detailed information of the following:
– Surgical procedure(s)
– Technique indicated
– Type of anesthesia
– Risks involved
– Middleton/Madison on-site surgical facility
– Additional surgery recommendations
– Scheduling and booking options
– Financing policies
– Surgical quote of costs involved
Submental liposuction is done as an out-patient surgery with “twilight” anesthesia or local anesthesia in our private Middleton surgery center.
Submental liposuction requires an incision in a natural crease just under the chin in the mid-line. By removing excess fat, Dr. Parfitt can re-contour the upper neck region below the chin to reduce the prominence of a “double chin”. If the patient is younger than 45 years of age, the overlying skin will shrink to conform to the reduced volume, much like a woman’s abdominal skin shrinks following childbirth. As we age, our skin becomes less elastic and less likely to “re-drape” snugly following significant amounts of fat removal. Tightening of the resulting loose skin becomes necessary. Patients beyond the age of 45, sub-mental liposuction is usually accompanied by a neck lift procedure. The incisions for a neck lift are hidden behind the ear and scalp.
Following the submental liposuction procedure, the patient is expected to wear a light head-wrap which puts some pressure under the chin to keep swelling down and to help the skin conform nicely to the new neck contour. The wrap is worn continuously for the first 6 days following surgery. The more reliably this compression is worn the better the expected results will be.
Following discharge, the patient is urged to remain elevated in an upright position to help decrease swelling and accelerate healing. Sutures will be removed at day 6-post surgery. Some swelling and bruising may persist but most patients are able to return to work or school after the first week. All patients are required to follow the post-operative instructions to ensure better healing and to reduce any possible complications.
Whether you are having surgery for cosmetic or functional reasons, choosing a qualified and certified Facial Plastic Surgeon is of paramount importance. Dr. Parfitt is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, which means he has extra years of surgical and reconstructive training. Dr. Parfitt has dedicated his entire private practice to cosmetic facial plastic surgery. Dr. Parfitt has over 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, specializing only in cosmetic procedures of the head and neck. When making your decision to have surgery, you can ensure that he is highly qualified and a skilled expert to perform your chosen procedure.
Consultations with Dr. Parfitt can take place at either of our office locations in Middleton or Appleton, Wisconsin. Computer simulated images for potential neck liposuction results may be provided during consultations at our Middleton location. If you are an out-of-town patient, Dr. Parfitt offers Skype virtual consultations. If you are interested in a consultation about facial cosmetic surgery with Dr. Parfitt, please call our office at 888.389.3223 or contact us online.
Most patients are able to return to work or school after the first week.
A small scar from the incision would be underneath the chin.
The combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures performed at Parfitt Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center and AestheticA Skin Health Center will improve the overall appearance with a refreshed, younger look, but the skin texture and longevity are also very important and can be enhanced with nonsurgical treatments and skin care.
Although pain is minimal, discomfort is part of the recovery process from a submental liposuction surgery. Over the counter pain medication may be provided if needed.
The cost of neck liposuction surgery varies depending on the techniques and the amount of correction needed for the procedure. Depending on a patient’s facial anatomy, a variety of factors go into achieving an realistic and excellent result. A surgical quote will be presented during your consultation. If you are interested in a price range for a specific procedure, please call Dr. Parfitt’s Surgical Coordinator, Angela at 888.389.3223.
Facial plastic surgery with Dr. Richard Parfitt can make it possible to correct many undesirable facial features that can often undermine one’s self-esteem and self-confidence. If you would like more information or are interested in a facial cosmetic procedure, schedule a consultation today with Dr. Parfitt at one of our Wisconsin office locations in Madison or Appleton by calling 888.389.3223.