Correction of the Chin, Neck and Jawline with Liposuction
Liposuction of the jawline (hamster pouches), chin and neck is an important part of many face-lifts, but the deepest fat pad between the muscles under the chin must usually be excised for the best results. Liposuction under the chin and on the neck only, without reduction of the skin, only works well on young people with good elastic skin. The results are very good and very stable for several decades in these cases. Liposuction this way came into effect 30 years ago when the technique was new. There have been excellent results. The young women, who received this treatment 20 – 30 years ago, have not, even to this day, developed the excessive skin and fat (“turkey neck”) that their mothers did!
Sagging skin under the chin and on the neck makes you look considerably older.
Neck Lift, a Lower Face-Lift
In rejuvenation of the face, the eyes are the first and most important focus. Then comes the chin and the neck contours. We perform this surgery by making a lower face-lift or a neck lift.
This procedure, which is an important part of all face-lifts, can also be performed as a separate operation, provided that the mouth is not affected in any unfavourable way. If it is, a total face-lift is required.
The underlying muscles and fascia of the face (SMAS) must be suspended with special sutures. See above, on the technique of face-lifting, using Dr Wieslander’s technique.
A neck lift takes about two hours. The post-operative care is almost always easy for the patient, who can soon participate in ordinary social life again. Bruises and swellings on the neck are easy to hide by the use of a scarf or a polo-neck top.
We also offer an intermediate option in between a mid-face lift and a total face-lift, which we call an extended mid-face lift. This option also includes the removal of excessive skin on the lateral parts of the neck. Sometimes we perform a so-called Z-plasty locally under the chin if the scars do not become too visible.
Neck lifts and lower face-lifts are also performed at our modern clinic, The Institute of Plastic Surgery, Western Harbour, Malmö, Sweden.