Deep neck contouring surgery has surged in popularity in recent years, becoming a sought-after procedure in the cosmetic surgery space. This surgical technique aims to redefine and sculpt the neck and jawline area, targeting excess fat, and the appearance of double chins. As the trend continues to gain momentum, deep neck contouring surgery is likely to remain a popular choice for those seeking a more defined and youthful neck profile.
The Essence of Deep Neck Contouring
Aging affects our faces and necks in subtle yet noticeable ways. As we grow older, the development of jowls and submental fat can contribute to an aged appearance. However, submental fullness is a genetic factor in many, present in young adults and not a result of weight gain or aging. For this reason, deep neck contouring is popular among people of many ages as a sophisticated surgical technique designed to address these concerns, restoring a youthful, well-defined neck contour.
The Ideal Candidates
Candidates for deep neck contouring typically include individuals who have:
- Excess submental fat (double chin) that does not respond to diet and exercise
- Lose of definition and jawline contour due to genetics or aging
A comprehensive consultation with one of our double board-certified facial plastic surgeons is essential to determine the candidacy for this procedure, as well as the optimal treatment plan tailored to individual needs.
The Deep Neck Contouring Procedure
Deep neck contouring is a customizable surgical procedure that can be performed alone or in combination with facelift surgery to achieve a harmonious and rejuvenated overall facial appearance.
The components of the procedure may include:
- Neck Liposuction: Excess submental fat is gently removed through small incisions, restoring a more defined neck and jawline.
- Subplatysmal Fat Excision: If needed, this addresses fat underneath the platysma muscle that cannot be removed with simple liposuction.
- Muscle Tightening (Platysmaplasty): If necessary, the neck muscles are tightened and sutured together to reduce visible neck bands and create a smoother, more youthful neck contour.
- Chin Augmentation: To add balance to the face, an implant may be used to strengthen the look of the chin, giving it more definition.
- Submandibular Gland Excision: The bulky part of the gland may be removed to create a more defined jawline.
- Incision Closure: Incisions are meticulously closed using fine sutures to minimize scarring and promote optimal healing.
The Recovery Process
While the recovery period varies from person to person, most patients can expect some degree of bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort in the days following the procedure. Pain medication and cold compresses can help manage any discomfort during this time. Patients are advised to rest, but most are able to return to work after one week. It is recommended that exercise and strenuous activities are postponed for three weeks to facilitate a smooth recovery.
The Elegance of Deep Neck Contouring
Deep neck contouring is a symphony of artistry and precision. When performed by a skilled and experienced board-certified facial plastic surgeon, this procedure can redefine the neck’s appearance with a natural and elegant outcome. By addressing the neck’s underlying structures, deep neck contouring creates a lasting improvement that complements the face’s aesthetics, enhancing the overall beauty of the individual.
Deep neck contouring is an exceptional solution for individuals seeking to rejuvenate their neck and jawline, restoring definition and balance. At our practice, we have witnessed the transformative power of this procedure in restoring self-confidence.
If you are considering deep neck contouring, we encourage you to contact our office for a personal consultation with Dr. Quatela, Dr. Lee, or Dr. Montague to discuss your goals and determine if this procedure is the right fit for you.