Chin Liposuction vs. Neck Lift: Which is Right for You?

Over time, the skin around the chin and neck area loses elasticity, making us look older than we actually are. Regardless of age, a double chin can add years to the face. Achieving a sleek, graceful neckline and a contoured jawline through cosmetic surgery is an effective and convenient way to help you look younger and feel amazing.

In The Woodlands, Texas, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. W. Marshall Guy at Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery offers two incredibly effective surgical options to help achieve a trimmed, youthful jawline. Dr. Guy has been trained in various surgical approaches to help you achieve the best aesthetic outcome. To trim unwanted fat from the chin and tighten loose skin around the neck, Dr. Guy offers chin liposuction, a neck lift, or a combination of both. Here is a comprehensive guide to help you determine which surgery might be best for you.

Neck Lift

Neck lifts are most commonly used to address a sagging neck area where the skin has lost elastin. While there are a plethora of less invasive treatments out there to help treat sagging skin around the neck such as EmbraceRF or FaceTite, the most effective and long-term treatment is still a neck lift.

The benefits of a neck lift include:

  • The skin appears tighter around the neck and jaw.
  • The “turkey wattle” is removed.
  • Fine lines on the front of the neck are smoothed.
  • Vertical bands running up the neck and reduced.

Neck lifts are a great option for anyone looking to tighten lack skin around the neck and chin area.

Chin Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical technique that’s been used for years to help contour the face, neck, and even areas of the body by selectively removing fatty pockets that refuse to budge with diet and exercise alone. In cases where excess skin isn’t necessarily a problem, removal of this fatty tissue from beneath the chin can be achieved through chin liposuction. This procedure usually only requires local anesthetic and one or two small incisions under the chin or behind the ears. Dr. Guy carefully inserts a cannula (thin tube) through the incision to remove the subcutaneous fat and sculpt a more graceful jawline.

Because there is no removal of skin involved in this procedure, it’s important that skin tightening isn’t necessarily a part of your aesthetic goals.

Neck Lift with Liposuction

In some cases, the best way to achieve optimal results is a combination of both procedures. Many patients choose to combine their neck lift with liposuction, as a way to achieve their best aesthetic results within a single recovery period and to achieve the most comprehensive results.

Neck Rejuvenation in The Woodlands, Texas

With a range of options available, the only way to know what’s best for you is by scheduling a consultation with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Guy is a specialist in all areas of rejuvenation and reconstruction for the face and neck. He knows and understands that not everyone ages in the same ways, which is why he’s devoted his career to finding new techniques and technologies to help his patients restore a more youthful appearance. For more information on either chin liposuction, a neck lift, or a combination of the two procedures to help you achieve the ultimate jawline, contact our office by phone 832-956-1040 or online to schedule your consultation.