Liposculpture (or suction-assisted lipectomy) has become one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed by plastic surgeons today. Proven safety, minimal scarring and outstanding results have made it the preferred method for removing fat from the hips, thighs, buttocks and midriff as well as areas of the face, neck, arms and back. Liposuction is not an alternative to weight reduction but can be very effective in removing fat from areas that do not respond to diet and exercise programs. Suction-assisted lipectomy can be performed in our office out-patient surgical suite under local or general anesthesia. A narrow tube (cannula) is inserted into a small incision made in an inconspicuous place. Dr. Hardaway then manipulates the cannula, which is connected to a strong vacuum, breaking up fatty areas and suctioning out the fat. Many refinements in liposuction such as the tumescent technique and ultrasonic liposuction have helped to enhance the final result.
Liposuction of the chin, also known as submental liposuction, neck liposuction, or lipectomy, removes fatty deposits from areas around the chin and neck. Liposuction of the chin can improve the contour of the chin and jawline, get rid of a double chin or unwanted fullness underneath the chin, and make the face appear thinner overall.
Chin liposuction is often combined with other procedures such as a neck lift or facelift, to remove lose skin and contour all areas of the face. Typically, those who are in their twenties through early fifties have better skin elasticity, which is necessary for the skin to contract smoothly after liposuction, and are good candidates for the procedure. Dr. Hardaway performs all of these services at her AAAASF certified surgical suite.