Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Darryl Hodgkinson explains some of the finer details of liposculpture. Liposculpture is the term used for employing liposuction to re-shape the female figure or define the male phys...Continue Reading
Female Image Gallery Neck Liposuction
Male Image Gallery Neck Liposuction
About The Procedure
About Neck Liposuction
Excess skin and fatty tissues beneath the jaw is referred to as a double chin. Many of Dr. Hodgkinson’s patients with this problem can be treated by liposuction of the excess fat or by direct fat excision via a small incision under the chin. This approach allows fat removal from the neck and jowl region and, via the incision under the chin, direct tightening of the neck's superficial muscles to establish a better look for your face.
If there is too much loose neck skin and muscle, a facelift /neck lift procedure is necessary to properly correct the age changes.
|Before & After Neck Liposuction|
What Is The S-Lift?
Many patients ask this. The S-Lift is a re-invention of a very antiquated technique of facelifting; one that was abandoned because it did not address the major problems of ageing which include laxity of the soft tissues of the neck and fat accumulation. The S-Lift is described as "surgery for beginners" and a technique which "merely approaches the laxity of skin issue". It is commonly known that tightening the skin alone leads to unacceptable scars and extremely short-term results. Before and after results most often published show patients after only a few days or weeks. The plastic surgical community abandoned the initial facelifting techniques (which were introduced in the 1920s and 1930s and continued into the 1950s) to perform more thorough procedures. With these early techniques, patients were dissatisfied with the fact that they underwent a surgical procedure with subsequent visible scarring and very temporary results. In the 1970s and 1980s, with the introduction of the more thorough procedures, it was established that by working first on the fat and the loose tissues underneath the skin to re-establish a youthful contour and then redraping the skin, a longer lasting, more natural and hence cost-effective result without the unwanted scars could be achieved. Dr. Hodgkinson states "I am still following up the first facelift I did for a patient upon my return to Australia in 1990. This patient is still satisfied with her result almost 30 years later, because the issues and tissues of the ageing face were dealt with properly at the outset. I hope this explains to you what the S-Lift is and why I would never revert to a procedure which I know is a waste of a patient's time, energy and money."
What Can I Do About My Double Chin?
A double chin is not only a sign of ageing or being overweight but can also be a hereditary area for fatty deposits. For persons in their teens to thirties who still have good elasticity in their skin (and even older in some cases) Liposuction to the chin and neck can produce remarkable results. Naturally, the surgeon must be artistically skilled in remodelling the patient’s profile to suit their features and facial balance.
Before and After Neck Liposuction by Dr Hodgkinson