Neck & Chin Liposuction

In Birmingham, AL

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Price: ~$4,500

Procedure Time: 1 hour

Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks

Introduction

Neck & Chin (submental) Liposuction

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that has been performed safely and effectively for many, many years and is a wildly popular technique for removing stubborn fat. Most people are familiar with its use in areas of the body like the stomach, arms, or thighs. Thanks to advancements in this treatment, plastic surgeons are now able to treat facial fullness, especially in the neck and other facial areas. Dual-board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Blake Raggio offers advanced, finesse Neck & Chin Liposuction in Birmingham, AL as an effective way to get rid of the stubborn fat that traditional exercise and weight loss have difficulty treating. To learn more about this face and neck liposuction technique, please continue reading the information below.

We invite you to schedule a consultation or read below to learn more about one of the best liposuction Birmingham has to offer.

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What is a Neck & Chin (submental) Liposuction?

Neck & Chin (submental) contouring is a minimally invasive procedure that uses liposuction to reduce the saggy appearance of your facial and neck area and provide you with a smoother, firmer, and more defined V-shape to improve your facial contours and shape. The procedure can improve your facial appearance by treating a heavy, sagging, poorly defined jawline or neckline for a dramatically rejuvenated look.

What are the benefits of Neck & Chin Liposuction?

Some of the many benefits that our Birmingham, AL Neck & Chin Liposuction patients have enjoyed have included:

  • Balanced facial features
  • Couples well with other facial slimming surgery procedures (i.e., cheek filler, jawline filler, chin implant, buccal fat removal, radiofrequency microneedling)
  • Good for anyone bothered by stubborn and persistent neck fullness
  • More defined facial contours
  • More defined jawline
  • Easily performed in the office setting with little discomfort and minimal downtime and quickly appreciated results
  • Face and profile appear slimmer, giving the appearance of weight loss
  • Removes unwanted fat around the neck and other facial areas

Who Are The Best Candidates For A Neck & Chin Liposuction?

At Dr. Raggio’s practice, we believe the best candidates for Neck & Chin Liposuction in Birmingham, AL are those patients with the following characteristics:

  • Currently at their ideal or desired weight (or at least within 15 lbs)
  • Have good skin tone, elasticity, and rebound in the areas to be targeted
  • In overall good health no significant medical comorbidities
  • Keeps a positive attitude throughout the consultation, procedure, and recovery
  • Maintains realistic expectations regarding the procedure results
  • Adheres to the post-operative regimen as outlined by Dr. Raggio and the Raggio MD team

Please keep in mind that Liposuction does carry a greater risk for patients with medical problems related to poor wound healing (i.e. diabetes, autoimmune disease, poor blood circulation) or for those who have recently experienced surgery near the targeted contour area. 

While your candidacy may be affected, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raggio if you have any questions or hesitations. He will be happy to evaluate your situation and determine if liposuction in the neck or chin is right for you, or if there are any other options available for you.

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First steps of Neck & Chin Lipo

What’s the first step to scheduling a Neck and Chin Liposuction?

If you are interested in liposuction in the Birmingham, AL area, the first step is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Raggio. When you come in for your appointment, you will be able to ask any questions about the procedure, address your areas of concern, and learn about potential options to help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals.

Dr. Raggio will examine your neck, and the rest of your face, as well as ask you questions about your lifestyle and medical history. Please be completely open and honest when having any part of your discussion. The information you provide will help prevent unnecessary risks and achieve the best possible outcome.


Once you have discussed every aspect of your surgery, Dr. Raggio will create your customized surgical plan that will ensure you receive an optimal result consistent with your goals and expectations. If you are satisfied with this treatment plan, you will then meet with our Patient Care Coordinator to determine availability and schedule your procedure, provide financing options when necessary, and review detailed perioperative instructions carefully curated by Dr. Raggio that will help make your results as successful as possible.

What to expect on
the day of Neck & Chin Liposuction surgery

On the day of your Neck/Chin liposuction, you will be welcomed by our team and shown to your private room to get you ready for the procedure. Pictures may be taken if they haven’t been captured already. Then you will be escorted to the surgical suite where Dr. Raggio will begin numbing the treated areas using a carefully blended mixture of local injection anesthesia (numbing injections). If you and Dr. Raggio feel it necessary, light sedation will be provided via oral medications with or without nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to minimize any anxiety or discomfort to ensure an overall great experience.

Once you are completely numb, Dr. Raggio will make three small, sub-centimeter incisions (one under the neck, 1 under each ear) allowing for liposuction to be performed at multiple different angles which can help him reach difficult-to-reach areas and achieve a more even result for your neck and other facial areas.

The Liposuction portion is then performed through the small incisions with a very thin rod called a cannula that is connected to the suction machine and passed evenly throughout the treatment zones. The cannula will be gently used to release and loosen the stubborn fat and then suction it out.

Once he is finished, Dr. Raggio will close each incision with a few small sutures, which can be absorbable or not based on your preferences. A light compressive bandage or soft elastic dressing, in the form of a headwrap, will be placed to prevent excessive swelling and to wick away any drainage from the incisions.

This procedure will take approximately one hour to complete but will vary depending on your personal aesthetic needs.

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Neck & Chin Liposuction
recovery

After your surgery is complete, we will monitor you in our recovery room where a dedicated recovery nurse will take care of you until Dr. Raggio releases you that same day. Patients generally spend no more than 1 hour in the recovery area before they can be safely discharged to a responsible adult. You may still feel the effects of the numbing medication, which is why we encourage our patients to find a family member or friend to provide them with a ride home. If you have received sedation of any kind, either oral or intravenous, you must have a responsible adult drive you home and stay with you overnight.

Once the numbing medication wears off within a few hours, you can expect to experience a very mild dull aching soreness and fullness in the treated areas. For this reason, you will be prescribed a number of medications carefully selected to target inflammation, pain, nausea, and anxiety, amongst other unwanted side effects related to your liposuction. Again, these side effects are generally very mild and temporary and overall well tolerated.

After the first 24 hours post-surgery, you will be able to remove the compression dressing for the first time. You will be taught how to easily reapply the compression bandage with some foam or elastic bandages for an even distribution of pressure. Dr. Raggio strongly encourages his liposuction patients to continually wear the compressive bandage day and night for the first two weeks, but you can remove it as needed to shower/bathe, or for other personal reasons, but only do so for 30 minutes at a time. Again, the first 2 weeks after liposuction are the most critical for wound healing, and wearing the compressive dressing as often as possible will ensure the skin adheres to the underlying structures of the face and neck and thus optimize your result.

Many if not all of Dr. Raggio’s Chin and Neck Liposuction patients are usually able to return to most of their activities the day after surgery as long as they don’t require lifting over 15 lbs., bending over, being upside down, or other types of physical or strenuous activity. We encourage our patients to begin walking when they are comfortable but should avoid jogging or heavy exercise for at least 2 weeks to prevent any pressure of the bounce on the facial area.

Dr. Raggio will discuss your potential activity levels after each follow-up appointment which can change with every patient.

How Much Does Neck & Chin Liposuction Cost In Birmingham, AL?

The cost of Neck & Chin Liposuction in Birmingham, AL with Dr. Blake Raggio varies greatly from patient to patient. Factors that influence the cost include the amount of liposuction required, the level of care dedicated to the procedure, surgeon expertise, the anesthesia required (i.e., oral sedation, nitrous oxide), and if you have any additional procedures performed. The best way to determine how much your experience will cost is to meet with Dr. Raggio and allow him to create your individualized treatment approach. Once this customized plan is made and you agree with the procedures recommended, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a price quote breakdown, assist with financing as needed, and finally review the detailed perioperative instructions that Dr. Raggio has carefully curated to ensure you have an optimal liposuction experience and result.

Why choose Dr. Raggio for Neck and Chin Liposuction?

Dr. Blake Raggio embodies a holistic approach to Liposuction Surgery, prioritizing each patient’s unique goals and concerns. With a comprehensive facial analysis, he meticulously evaluates all aspects before recommending personalized surgical or non-surgical interventions. Dr. Raggio’s patient-centric philosophy ensures collaboration throughout the treatment journey, culminating in a tailored plan that prioritizes patient satisfaction.

Utilizing proven techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, Dr. Raggio strives to achieve durable and natural-looking results aligned with the patient’s cultural and ethnic values. His commitment extends to upholding classical beauty ideals, ensuring outcomes that stand the test of time.

Dr. Raggio’s success is indicative of his esteemed credentials and qualifications. 

He strongly believes in educating the next generation of clinicians and serves as a Clinical Adjunct professor with the Faulkner Physician Assistant Studies Program, as a Clinical Adjunct professor with Tulane University Medical Center Department of Head and Neck Surgery in New Orleans Louisiana, and as a Clinical Preceptor for the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine

He is an active member of multiple medical societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) as well as the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (AAFPRS)

Lastly, Dr. Raggio is one of only a few Fellowship-Trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in the entire Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan area, and has obtained rare Dual board certification in both Head and Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic Surgery.

For these reasons, patients can be confident and rest assured that they will receive the absolute best Liposuction care with Dr. Raggio and his team at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL.

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Schedule your Neck and Chin Liposuction consultation

If you have bothersome, excess, stubborn fat in your neck or other facial area, Facial Liposuction is a safe and effective way to fix this condition. To learn more about Neck & Chin Liposuction in Birmingham, AL, and find out if you are a viable candidate, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Blake Raggio. You can call us or use our website to fill out an appointment application form and a friendly member of our team will be happy to get you started on your journey to a slimmer, leaner face.

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Patient reviews

  • Torrey

    5 Star Review

    I am a week post-op from my cosmetic rhinoplasty with Dr. Blake Raggio, a Facial Plastic Surgeon here in Birmingham, Alabama. I just had my cast removed today and I could not be happier with my results already!

  • Jessica

    5 Star Review

    Thank you, Dr. Blake Raggio, for the excellent work on my nose. The Rhinoplasty to correct the deviated septum and nostril closure went so smoothly. My breathing has improved and the before and after pictures were amazing. Your knowledge and skills improved my health and facial profile.

  • Pamela

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Blake Raggio is an amazing Facial Plastic Surgeon. I am one week out from having my
    Blepharoplasty and Browlift and could not be more pleased. Not only is he a talented Facial Plastic Surgeon he also has a wonderful bedside manner.

  • Elizabeth

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio and staff get an A+ for their superb care! From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, you will be treated like family! Best of all you’ll leave looking younger and feeling good! You can’t beat the care and compassion from Dr Raggio and his staff!

  • Chelsea

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio is the absolute best! He listens and is very precise with his injections. I am extremely happy with the results I have gotten with him. He does not push any services on you, either. I have uploaded two pictures to show the difference. I get Botox and lip filler.

  • Sheila

    5 Star Review

    I went to Dr Reggio for my eyelids. They were folding over. I was scared to have the surgery but the right eye was bothering me. So I decided to have the surgery and this Doctor is such a delight and kind-hearted. I am very, very happy with the way my surgery turned out. I would highly recommend Dr. Raggio to anyone!

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