Localized fat under the chin and neck skin redundancy can be managed by isolated neck lift. Depending on the severity of the skin excess, the procedure may involve only liposuction alone, liposuction plus tightening of the neck muscle under the chin or everything plus skin excision behind the ears. Your surgeon will discus with you about surgical options to match your expectation.
The procedure is typically done as an out patient basis and requires sedation or general anesthesia. The surgery takes 2-3 hours and involves a small incision under the chin as an access for neck liposuction and/or neck muscle tightening. If you have severe loose skin, an incision behind the ears may be necessary to perform skin re-draping around the neck. Postoperatively patients may have a drain in overnight as well as neck wrappings. After this is removed, patients are often required to wear a removable chin strap for several weeks. Sutures are usually removed 7-14 days after surgery.