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LIPOSUCTION

HOW IT WORKS

Liposuction removes fat from the chin area using suction.

WHAT THE TREATMENT INVOLVES

After receiving local anaesthetic, two incisions are made under the chin and two behind the ears. The doctor then inserts thin tubes into these incisions to suck excess fat away from the area. After treatment, patients need to sleep with their head up and neck extended, to prevent a neck crease forming. A chin-strap is worn the following day and then every night for the next two to three weeks.

SIDE EFFECTS

After liposuction surgery, swelling in the treated area will typically persist for numerous weeks. A majority of patients will experience reduced sensation in their treated areas, however, after three months, most of the normal sensation returns. In addition, bruising and discolouration can occur, skin may appear looser and an increase in blood pressure is also common.

NECK LIFT SURGERY

HOW IT WORKS

A neck lift is a surgical procedure where the two neck muscles under the chin are sewn together to elevate the skin of the jowls, jawline and neck.

WHAT TREATMENT INVOLVES

Typically in neck lift surgery, excess fat will be removed, then the muscles in the neck below the chin will be sewn together. A small amount of liposuction may be done at the same time. Incisions in the skin around the ears and below the chin allow the doctor to access the muscles and cartilage, which often need to be altered when performing a neck lift. Excess skin from the neck is moved towards the ears and whatever skin is left over is removed.

SIDE EFFECTS

Downtime to healing following a neck lift operation can be a number of weeks. In addition, risks associated with undergoing a general anaesthetic procedure apply. In some cases, if the stitching of the muscles is too tight, the operation may result in an ‘over-corrected’ neck, which can cause pain and form unnatural creases.