Submental Lipectomy in Beverly Hills
A submental lipectomy is a procedure used to treat loose skin and thick banding of the platysma muscle in the area from the bottom of the chin to the base of the neck. A submental lipectomy may include platysma plication, which is used to lift the platysma muscle up and greatly reduces sagging. Platysma plication is often necessary to include with a submental lipectomy to significantly improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. It is considered a type of modified, surgical necklift.
In this article, we discuss the process of performing a submental lipectomy procedure and share the results from happy patient Sarah Ford. Sarah was treated at Face of Beverly Hills by facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. McCoy Moretz (Dr. Mac). Read on for more information on her incredible results!
While a submental lipectomy is often used to correct sagging skin in the neck area for older patients, many of our patients treated for this condition at Face of Beverly Hills are in their 20s or early 30s. This is because the sagging skin or hanging of the platysma muscle is not always related to aging, but sometimes is simply a hereditary condition.
For some patients, a nonsurgical PDO thread lift may be adequate to treat this condition. However, the results are not permanent. Some patients undergoing a PDO thread lift will need a follow up appointment after 6 months. However, with proper care results can last up to three years. For moderate to severe cases and/or for permanent results, a submental lipectomy with platysma plication is recommended.
Contact us to book a consultation with Dr. Moretz. Dr. Mac can help you decide if a submental lipectomy with or without platysma plication is right for you.
The exact procedure may vary depending on your specific needs, but it typically involves the removal of localized fat deposits under the chin through a small incision after the patient is anesthetized. This helps to conceal the point of entry and gives the doctor access to the platysma muscle. The platysma muscle is tightened in order to better define the neckline. In some cases, fat deep to the platysma muscle may be removed. Deeper muscles, such as the anterior belly of the digastric muscle, also may be weakened for the purpose of better tightening the neckline. In more extreme cases, a chin implant may be needed.
To see the results of Sarah Ford’s submental lipectomy in our Beverly Hills office, watch the video below!
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