Chin & Neck Liposuction in Shreveport
One of the most common methods of eliminating unwanted fat in the chin and neck areas is liposuction. Nearly a quarter of a million people each year undergo some form of liposuction. At The Plastic Surgery Center, our staff can customize a treatment plan for each patient that sets them on their way to the look they’ve always wanted.
How It Works
On average, a chin liposuction procedure lasts between 1 to 2 hours. The length of the procedure depends on the complexity of the procedure and any additional work being performed at the time of the procedure. During the liposuction procedure, one or more incisions are made near the area to be treated. When possible, the incisions are made within the fold or natural creases in the skin. A small hollow tube called a cannula is then inserted through the incision in order to penetrate the underlying fat. The cannula connects to a flexible tubing and suction pump. Dr. Wall then moves the cannula back and forth through the fat, vacuuming the fat out through the tube.
Chin and neck liposuction recovery, for most people, lasts about 1-3 weeks. This varies on several factors and depends on how carefully the recovery instructions are followed. It is not uncommon to experience bruising or swelling after the procedure. A compression garment is worn for a few days following your liposuction. This aids in the healing process and ensures your results remain even. Another aspect of the recovery to consider is the need to avoid sun damage. Sun exposure should be minimized. Protective clothing and sunscreen should be worn whenever possible.
Chin & Neck Liposuction: Results
Patients see results almost immediately. Once the swelling and any discoloration from bruising disappears, individuals find themselves with a much smoother, firmer neck and chin area. The longevity of the results depends largely on how effectively the patient maintains a healthy weight following liposuction. While eliminated fatty tissue does not return, the existing fatty tissue can expand through weight gain.
For the most part, the results can be permanent. This ultimately depends on the individual and any weight gained following the procedure. In order for the maximum benefit, it is recommended that patients remain at a similar weight.
Interested in Chin Liposuction? Contact The Plastic Surgery Center
Dr. Forrest Wall is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon serving the north Louisiana area. For more information about chin and neck liposuction, read our blog or call The Plastic Surgery Center at 318.221.1629 for Dr. Wall’s Shreveport location. For Dr. Wall’s Monroe location, call 318.812.0182.