The contours of the face are usually flattered when a distinct, smooth line marks the transition from chin and jaw down to the neck. If small fat deposits and sagging tissue obscure the jawline and neck, small or “micro” liposuction procedures can make a big difference. If you are interested in chin and jowl liposuction in Fresno or Bakersfield, set up a consultation with Dr. Robert Yoho. He will evaluate you as a candidate and answer all of your questions. His Visalia surgical center is fully staffed and equipped to take care of you through the whole process of cosmetic surgery.
Not everyone is a candidate for chin and jowl liposuction. Usually, the best results are seen by younger people with tight, elastic skin, but with fat deposits under the chin. Liposuction on this area under the jaw can create a more defined look. The surgery is done as “microliposuction” with a tiny wand, and very small amounts of fat removed for subtle sculpting. Stitches are not even required. Most patients experience little to no bruising. The chin must be wrapped for the first few days. After that, the wrappings can be worn at night and left off during the day.
Sometimes patients are interested in chin and jowl liposuction to mitigate the sagging around the chin and neck that comes with age. These patients have to be evaluated with particular care, and not all are candidates for liposuction. Often, this problem is due to loose skin rather than fat, and liposuction will not improve that problem. For those patients, a face lift or partial lift is the best choice. For other people, though, liposuction can be an option for those who have some fat deposits that hang below the jaw. Combining this procedure with chin implants and/or superficial treatments can help to fill out some areas of the face and smooth the skin, giving patients a younger look.
The chin and jowl liposuction procedure, sometimes combined with other small procedures, is usually chosen because it involves lower costs, risks, and recovery time than a facelift. The effects are more subtle, but the right candidate will be very happy with the result. Talk to Dr. Yoho during your consultation in Visalia. Let him walk you through all of your options and describe exactly what chin and jowl liposuction can do for you. Look at many before and after pictures to see if liposuction will contour your face in the way you wish.
Dr. Yoho knows that there are many options for cosmetic procedures, and that it can be confusing to try to figure out what will work best for you. He will help to guide you to the right choice. Your consultation will be thorough and comprehensive. His Visalia surgical center is handy to Fresno and Bakersfield, bringing his Los Angeles surgical skills to your community.