A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.
Aging is a natural phenomenon that changes the appearance and shape of the face. As age progresses, the signs of youthfulness gradually disappear, eventually making sagging on the face, the appearance of wrinkles, deep fold lines, and facial muscles becoming loose. These factors lead to skin loose, and fat tends to fall, and jowls making a way on jaws and cheeks.
Double Chin Procedure
The surgery procedure is conducted to remove the excess of fat accumulated under the chin, causing the appearance of the double chin. Your plastic surgeon will correct the double chin using the combination of other surgical techniques such as liposuction, submentoplasty, or neck lift. All the procedures performed can reduce the appearance of the double chin.
Depending upon the type of procedure, medications for sedation, local or general anesthesia is administered by your surgeon.
Double Chin Liposuction Procedure
After the examination of the chin and neck, your surgeon will make marking through a surgical pen. The skin beneath the double chin is cleansed thoroughly using an antiseptic solution to reduce the infection. Small incisions are made in the skin in such a way that the skin is enough to introduce the liposuction cannula. Next, liposuction cannula is inserted to remove excess fat. A required amount of fat is removed to ensure that it gives balanced proportioned to the facial appearance. Then, your surgeon will apply dressings, which includes a chin strap to support the skin till the healing process is completed.
Submentoplasty and Neck Lift Surgery
This type of procedure, it involves making incisions in the skin. After examination of the chin, the surgeon will mark the treated areas. The area is cleansed with an antiseptic solution. Your doctor will then make incisions, usually at the hairline and around and back of the ear. Excess fat and skin are removed from the neck. The neck muscle is then tightened, to ensure the skin is toned.
In this type of procedure, only a few incisions are required, and the skin is not removed in excess. This procedure involves tightening of neck muscles to give a better appearance.
Preparing for Double Chin Surgery
Consult with the best plastic surgeon to prepare for the double chin surgery. During the VIDEO CONSULTATION, ensure that you have realistic expectations with the results. Always be transparent to your doctor, even if you have any medical ailments.
Before the surgery, your doctor will ask you to reduce the intake of certain medications such as aspirin or blood thinners.
You may ask to find aid to drive you back to your home after the surgery.
It is s daycare procedure, and the patient will be discharged on the same day itself. The recovery time to heal is 1 week to 2 weeks.
Potential Side Effects
Some of the risks associated with double chin yet limited are bleeding, scars, discomfort, and pain. Your doctor will prescribe you pain killers.