Submentoplasty

Chin and Neck Lift

Submentoplasty FAQs

WHAT IS SUBMENTOPLASTY?

Submentoplasty is a less invasive procedure to rejuvenate the neck in selected patients.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR SUBMENTOPLASTY?

Generally, younger patients with a poor chin and neck profile and without significant skin excess are the best candidates.  Selected adults with excess neck tissue and without jowls may occasionally be candidates.

WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR SUBMENTOPLASTY?

Patients with excessive neck skin and jowling are only candidates for facelift.As stated, patients in their fifth decade is significant skin excess are usually not candidates.

WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS USED FOR SUBMENTOPLASTY?

Dr. Niamtu prefers IV sedation or general anesthesia for submentoplasty procedures.

HOW IS SUBMENTOPLASTY PERFORMED?

The surgery involves an incision under the chin, liposuction to the neck, removal of deep fat, reshaping and tightening of the platysma muscle.

WHAT OTHER PROCEDURES ARE FREQUENTLY PERFORMED WITH SUBMENTOPLASTY?

Chin implants, jowl liposuction and buccal fat reduction are commonly performed at the same time of submentoplasty 

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY FOR SUBMENTOPLASTY?

Most patients spend 7-10 days for recovery.

SUBMENTOPLASTY Procedure

This series of pictures show the various steps with an average submentoplasty and one of Dr. Niamtu’s patients.  This procedure works best on younger patients with poor profile, hereditary fat deposits and recessive chin.  This is not a proper procedure for older patients with significant skin excess.

 
Buccal Fat Reduction
 
Jowl, Jawline and Neck Liposuction
 
Platysmaplasty and Deep Fat Reduction
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Platysmaplasty
 
Silicone Chin Implant with Microscrew Fixation
 
 
Surgery by Dr. Joe Niamtu, III
 
Surgery by Dr. Joe Niamtu, III
 
Surgery by Dr. Joe Niamtu, III
 
Surgery by Dr. Joe Niamtu, III

The patients below were treated with submentoplasty by Dr. Niamtu.  This surgery is frequently a combination of procedures as chin implant or genioplasty, buccal fat reduction, platysmaplasty and jowl liposuction.