Sick of seeing a double chin in your photos? Is excess fat causing your jawline and jowls to sag?
With advances in cosmetic surgery, patients no longer need to undergo an invasive neck lift to achieve a defined jawline. Even removing a minimal amount of fat through Vaser during a Neck Liposuction/Lift can gain significant improvements to the neck area as you’ll see from these before and afters.
The cause of double chins and sagging jowls
Stubborn fat cells, turkey necks and sagging skin around the neck and chin area are complaints we hear all too often at Cosmos Clinic.
Almost everyone will experience sagging jowls as they age. Over time, the skin around your cheeks and jawline loses elastin and collagen. These connective tissue proteins are responsible for skin’s structure and integrity. A loss in collagen and elastin results in a loss in the tightness and tone of your skin leading to sagging.
It’s not just age that can lead to a loss in collagen and elastin. Weight loss, smoking, sunlight exposure, facial expressions and genetics are all factors in when this protein depletes and how significantly.
A double chin is also very common. This is less about aging, but more about the development of excess fat below the chin area. The unwanted fat is referred to as submental fat and is often linked to weight gain. However, you don’t necceasirly need to be overweight to suffer from a double chin. Fat cells may increase in the area, genetics and/or loose skin can cause the issue.
Vaser Liposuction transforms facial appearances
For patients with sagging jawlines, plastic surgery was usually the answer. A lower rhytidectomy, also known as a neck lift, is one of the surgical procedures performed under general anesthesia. Small incisions are made to allow for the removal of excess fat, tightening of the neck muscles and rearrangement of the skin to define the jawline.
Other patients may opt for a full facelift to improve the appearance of the face and neck in the one surgical procedure.
However, for people wanting less invasive procedures or younger patients who aren’t looking for a full facelift, Neck Liposuction/Lift is an effective solution. Not only is it performed under twilight sedation, but the cosmetic procedure only lasts about 1 hour and requires minimal downtime and bruising.
Vaser Liposuction of the neck involves melting small fatty deposits through the Vaser probe. Most only need a small amount (approximately 50mLs) of excess fat to shape the jawline and get rid of the double chin, once and for all!
Beyond fat reduction, the ultrasound energy aids the tightening of collagen fibres underneath the skin. The heating of the collagen and elastin proteins causes them to contract which results in skin tightening around the jawline and neck area.
Patients can see results with their lower face almost immediately, however, these will continue to improve up to 12 weeks post-surgery once the swelling subsides. As you can see from the before and after shots, the jawline definition and contouring is significant and can transform the individual’s overall facial appearance.
Along with a good skincare regime, patients also experience improvements in their overall skin quality and complexion. Neck Liposuction isn’t just reserved for the ladies, both men and women with stubborn double chins and sagging necklines are enjoying the benefits of this cosmetic treatment.
If you have an excessive amount of thin or loose skin around the neck area, you may be better suited for an alternative neck lift surgery known as the iGuide Neck Lift. This is also a minimally invasive procedure, however, it uses a stitch that is passed under the skin to tighten the skin of the neck and jowls.
For more about the Neck Liposuction/Lift procedure, take a look here. If you’d like to know if you’re a good candidate, get in touch with the team at Cosmos Clinic!