By Gregory M. Casey –
Liposuction has experienced a revolution in recent years. Body sculpting with liposuction can now be achieved using much more precise tools than were available in the past. Laser lipo now allows doctors to target the exact areas that need attention, but seem resistant to your efforts.
You diet. You exercise. And yet, with all that effort, you can’t seem to get rid of that excess fat. Love handles, saddle bags, a double chin – you know the areas. New, advanced liposuction procedures now have the ability to target localized fat deposits and provide body sculpting in small troublesome areas.
Using advanced technologies like laser and ultrasound, these new, minimally-invasive liposculpting procedures provide a highly effective way to achieve the body contour you desire, by breaking up and suctioning out the fat permanently. Utilizing only small incisions that can often be hidden, recovery is faster and milder than a full cosmetic surgical procedure like a face lift.
Let’s take a look at two of the most popular areas for liposculting: the neck and the chin.
Smooth Out Your Sagging Neck
For the neck area, new advanced liposuction procedures (like laser liposuction) offer the ability to target and sculpt this smaller area like never before. These advanced neck liposuction procedures use small cannulas inserted through tiny incisions (usually leaving no scars). Technologies like laser both melt away the small volume fat deposits (making their removal via suction easier) and tighten the overlying skin. The entire neck liposuction procedure may be completed in as little as 30 minutes, and is commonly done in the office under local anesthesia. The result is a more sculpted appearance in the neck with less saggy, loose skin. Recovery may be mostly complete in as little as a week and long-term scarring should be minimal (if not absent).
Neck liposuction is a perfect solution for those wishing to improve their appearance and look younger. The neck is often the first part of the body on which signs of aging appear. Women in their 40’s and younger with firm, toned bodies and smooth, tight skin find their necks starting to sag and wrinkle. Men may begin to see jowls where a smooth jaw-line used to be. It’s a fact: as you age, your skin loses its elasticity, and the neck is often where sagging first shows up.
But thanks to recent advances in neck liposuction, there is no reason to let jowls or a small waddle take away from your appearance. Whether you choose to accent it with jewelry, dress it up with scarves or leave it smooth and bare, your neck should create a smooth and graceful line connecting your torso to your face, not a tell-tale sign broadcasting your true age to the world. Many patients consider neck liposuction as an alternative to a full-on face lift, allowing them to achieve their body contouring goals without undergoing a major procedure.
Double Chin Making You Frown?
Today, a variety of advancements in liposuction technology allow targeted treatment of the chin area like never before. Lasers and other body sculpting treatments can melt away fat and tighten up the skin in this area — giving you the well-defined profile you want and making you look younger, healthier and fitter. After all, your face is how you present yourself to the world: it’s your primary tool in building a first impression. You want to feel confident that you’re presenting the face that mirrors who you are inside: youthful, strong, healthy, energetic.
The loose sagging skin and fat accumulation under the jawline that suggests both age and heaviness – can happen on any face. After all, it’s not an area anyone has found a way to exercise. There are no chin calisthenics to try, because there are no muscles to tone under the chin. Diet and exercise don’t usually help because unlike fat on other parts of the body, double-chins don’t necessarily come from being overweight.
The chin area can be effectively treated with laser liposuction or other body sculpting technologies, in a minimally-invasive procedure that may be performed in as little as 20-30 minutes. In as little as one week, you may have complete recovery. Any scarring will be nearly invisible.
Whether it’s the result of excess fat deposits or loosening skin, no one wants to look in the mirror and see a sagging neck or the dreaded double chin. You want a face that looks tight and sculpted, with a well-defined jawline and chin.
Dr. Gregory M. Casey
Dr. Casey is board certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and is fellowship trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He received his DDS from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, and his MD from the University of Health Sciences School of Medicine. Dr. Casey has privileges in Facial Plastic Surgery at Physician’s Regional Medical Center in Naples, FL.
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