Nombre con el que se conoce la reducción de los depósitos anormales de grasa en la región submental o del cuello.
This is the name by which the reduction of abnormal fat deposits in the neck, under the chin, is known.
This procedure is about sucking out the abnormal fatty tissue in the neck region, under the chin, which causes the face to look rounded, and that gives the person the impression of being overweight or older.
This submental or dewlap lipolysis can be performed at any age, after the age of 18.
It is done by practicing a small incision (2 mm) in the skin of the crease under the chin, and introducing a small tube or cannula, to suck up excess fat in that area. It may or may not be accompanied by the concomitant use of laser, or internal ultrasound (i.e. vaser). Along with bichectomy, (i.e. the surgery to reduce the cheeks), it is the top procedure to properly define the face angles or facial contours.
Disability is minimal and usually involves inflammation of neck area, as would occur with any dental extraction. That inflammation can last between 3 days and a week. During the first few days, local application of cold can significantly decrease such swelling.
It is not a surgery that is associated with the presence of bruises, as is the case with other facial surgeries, and is minimally painful.
As in other surgeries, the end results, to evaluate the benefits of the procedure, can be appreciated by the 4th week after surgery.
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