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Having a smooth, well-contoured neckline gives your facial profile an attractive and refined appearance. As we get older, however, the neck tends to accumulate loose, saggy skin and fatty deposits. Fortunately, these issues can be rectified through neck contouring surgery performed by Daniela Atencio, MD.
What Is Neck Contouring?
Neck contouring refers to cosmetic procedures that are performed to help patients achieve a firmer, smoother, and well-contoured neck and chin. The procedures are usually performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home the same day the surgery is performed. Neck contouring is designed to address stubborn fatty deposits and sagging skin that accumulate in the neck and right below the chin. It can help significantly improve one’s facial balance and overall appearance.
Good Candidates for Neck Contouring
Neck contouring is an excellent option for both men and women who experience excess fat and loose, saggy skin in the neck region. Ideal candidates should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations from the surgery. During your initial consultation, Daniela Atencio, MD, will perform an assessment of your neck and ask you about your medical history to determine if neck contouring is right for you.
Preparing for Your Neck Contouring Procedure
Neck contouring encompasses invasive surgical techniques that you will need to prepare for in order to achieve the best possible results. You will be provided with instructions that you need to adhere to in order to reduce any chance of complications. These instructions will require you to stop smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking certain medications a week before the surgery.
Choosing the Right Neck Contouring Procedure
The neck contouring technique employed by Daniela Atencio, MD, will depend on the individual needs of each patient. For younger patients who still have good skin elasticity, submental liposuction is used to provide the desired improvements. For those with more significant saggy skin, a neck lift may also be used in combination with submental liposuction.
Submental liposuction can help address neck contours that appear excessively full. It is a quick procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia. During the surgery, one to two small incisions will be made, through which Daniela Atencio, MD, will insert a small cannula to remove the fat. This technique can help improve the appearance of a double chin, enhance the jawline, and improve overall facial balance.
For patients who experience a degree of submental fat along with excessively loose, saggy skin, a neck lift performed in conjunction with submental liposuction can provide significant results. This technique is more extensive than submental liposuction on its own. During the procedure, excess skin will be removed, along with the stubborn fatty deposits in the area. The remaining skin and underlying tissues are then recontoured for an improved facial profile.
How Much Does Neck Lift Cost?
The cost of a neck lift will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by body type, type of technique performed, surgical complications, and even allergies. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.
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Neck contouring can help significantly improve the contours of your neck for a much more youthful appearance. If you’re interested in learning more about this cosmetic procedure, contact our office to schedule your informative consultation today.