NECK CONTOURING (LIPOSUCTION)
A youthful and pleasing neck is thin with no bands or hanging skin. Even many young and basically thin individuals do not have good definition to their neck because they have excess fat deposits under their chin. Sometimes the appearance of a "short neck" is really due to a small chin or small lower jaw. When we age, the neck skin and the thin muscles in the neck loosen and we can get sagging neck skin and banding from the loose muscles.
WHAT CAN BE DONE?
Liposuction of the neck area can have a great effect on the neck contour. It is done through one or a couple small incisions under the jaw. Even basically thin individuals can have extra fat under their chin which can easily be removed with liposuction producing a much improved neck contour. If your skin has good elasticity, liposuction alone can improve loose skin also by causing it to adhere better to the underlying neck. If you have banding in the neck or a lot of loose skin you will need the muscles tightened and probably some of the skin excised. I commonly will perform neck liposuction along with other procedures such as a facelift.