Neck Lift (Submental Lipectomy) / Information
Neck Lift (Submental Lipectomy)Modified Necklift or Submental Lipectomy with Playtsmal Plication is a surgical procedure which involves removing the localized fat deposits under the chin. It also tightens the platysma muscle further defining the neckline. Fat deep to the platysma muscle may also require removal as well as weakening of some of the deeper muscles (anterior belly of the digastric muscle). The procedure is performed through a small incision under the chin. This procedure significantly improves the neck and jawline.
Patients whose angle from the chin to the neck is blunted due to excessive amount of fat or the positioning of some of the underlying vessels are good candidates for this procedure. There may be also bands in the neck which are a result of shortening of the platysma muscle under the skin due to aging. The Modified Necklift (Submental Lipectomy with Platysmal Plication) should significantly improve the above mentioned problems. Patient’s ages that are candidates for this procedure may range from 20 to 55 years of age. A chin implant may also be helpful to enhance the esthetic outcome when a receding chin is encountered.