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How is the procedure performed?
A small incision is made behind the chin point to hide it. We then inject fluid to numb the area and shrink blood vessels. A small liposuction cannula is used to remove fat from the neck, chin area and jawline to sculpt the area. If a tightening procedure is used, we then use the heat based device to induce contraction of the skin.
You should be able to return to work and the gym immediately. We will supply you with a “jaw bra” compression device to help with swelling. Swelling/bruising usually resolves in 1-2 weeks. If a tightening procedure is used, it can take several months up to a year to see final results.
- Injury to other structures – rare, but nerves, blood vessels and other structures are in the area. Some numbness is expected to last a few weeks to a month
- Contour issues – given the thin skin of the neck, there could be areas that are not as smooth
- Inadequate contraction – liposuction and energy based tightening procedures rely on your skin to contract. In some patients their skin may not contract as much as desired. In these cases, an excisional procedure (ie necklift) may be needed.
- Anatomic Limitations – neck liposuction removes fat only. If you have a thick muscular neck, then the results may be more limited
This has been an amazing experience from the consultation to post-surgery!!! I honestly can’t even express how happy & grateful I am with the results. Everyone….Dr. Ramineni and his whole team are impeccable, to say the least. A very thoughtful, professional, kind, and knowledgable team. I will 100% always refer anyone I know to this amazing team…Dr. Ramineni had a challenge when I came to see him with my issue but he 1000% went above & beyond to achieve perfection with my results. I can’t thank this team enough!! I genuinely want to thank you so much!
Dr. Ramineni was recommended to me by my plastic surgeon as a masterful surgeon who could figure out why I was having complications. He diagnosed the problem correctly and fixed it. I am grateful for his openness, his honesty, and skill.
- Saiyyaed A.
Life-altering surgeon. He helped make my dreams come true with the most flawless surgery I’d been waiting my whole life to get. Healing and recovery has been almost disturbingly easy and pain-free. I could not recommend enough. Everyone there is so sweet as well!
Dr. Praful Ramineni
Plastic SurgeON IN WASHINGTON D.C.
Dr. Ramineni is the founder of District Plastic Surgery. He is board certified and has over 15 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He started his career as one of the busiest surgeons at Medstar Washington Hospital Center with a focus on complex reconstructive surgery including cancer and trauma reconstruction, microsurgery and aesthetic surgery.