Some double-chins may effectively be eliminated by a procedure known as submental lipectomy, where a 4 millimeter incision is made in a natural crease below the chin. Excess fat is gently removed, and the skin of the upper part of the neck is tightened. A small bandage is applied and removed three days later. There is negligible post-operative discomfort, and the scar is concealed when it matures. The procedure takes approximately one hour and can be performed under local anesthesia with a touch of sedation for comfort.
Note: Submental lipectomy is not sufficient for some people and a formal facelift operation is required as well. This is particularly true if there is excess skin at the jowls, along the jawline or neck. These two procedures are often performed together to give the face and neck a smooth and more youthful appearance.
Schedule one-on-one time with Dr Giancarlo Zuliani to discuss your neck rejuvenation.