Frequently patients schedule consultations with Mune Gowda, MD, FACS, board certified plastic surgeon, complaining of a double chin. The term “double chin” is actually inaccurate. A double chin is technically a neck problem, not a chin issue. A double chin is due to excessive fat accumulation in the area of the neck that is immediately below the chin which creates the appearance of an extra chin or double chin. When this aesthetic problem occurs, it does so to varying degrees, with the worst cases (as noted) looking like double chins. In less severe cases, the under-side of the chin may just look plump without being a double chin. Regardless of severity, extra neck fat is the cause of the problem. Because fat is the cause, liposuction is the most sought-after treatment for neck lift plastic surgery at our plastic surgery centers in both Novi & Troy, Michigan.
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Candidates For Neck Lift Surgery have:
- Neck skin which is not loose, or
- Neck skin which is loose but not hanging
The Neck Lift Plastic Surgery Procedure
It is common for facelift patients to combine the procedure with a neck lift. Neck lift surgery can include liposuction (to remove fat), cervicoplasty (to remove excess skin), or platysmaplasty (to tighten neck muscles and smooth out unwanted band lines). The specifics of your neck lift plastic surgery will be discussed during your comprehensive consultation with Dr. Gowda at either his Novi or Troy office. Both facelift plastic surgery and neck lift procedures are performed under general anesthesia.
Recovery from Neck Lift Plastic Surgery
A dressing is applied for a few days following facial plastic surgery, and sutures are usually removed during the second week.
Patients typically return home the same day after neck lift surgery. If required to spend the night recovering (this will be determined on a case by case basis) patients are discharged the next morning to a responsible party.
Please note: You cannot drive yourself home after neck lift plastic surgery.
There may be mild bruising or discoloration for a week or two following the procedure. Swelling is also common and should resolve within the first few weeks. The incision lines usually heal extremely well. As with any surgical procedure, we will assist you in preparing to minimize swelling and bruising after the procedure.
As a best in class plastic surgeon, Dr. Gowda provides highly personalized and comprehensive care. His philosophy regarding the physician/patient relationship is based on trust and has earned him one of the most respected reputations in South East Michigan. The top rated plastic surgeon uses the latest techniques to provide the most natural-looking results possible for your neck lift plastic surgery procedure.
For more information about neck lift plastic surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mune Gowda, please contact our plastic surgery practice:
Novi, MI Plastic Surgery Office
26850 Providence Parkway
Novi, MI 48374
Troy, MI Plastic Surgery Office
3270 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084