Unlike a full neck lift, this procedure is less invasive and can be done under local anesthesia or light sedation. Small port incisions are used to suction fat superficially under the chin in about 30 minutes. A neck wrap is encouraged for the first one to two weeks after the procedure.
Overall pain and downtime are very manageable, and the fat that is removed does not return. Healthy diet and exercise are always recommended to prevent new fat from accumulating in the area. This is not an optimal solution for someone who has more significant neck laxity. For those patients, a neckllift is usually discussed.