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Neck Liposuction

How Can I Tighten Skin on My Neck?

Loose or sagging skin along the jawline or neck can make a person look older than they actually are. This can occur even when the face itself does not show prominent signs of age. Although there are some laser and non-surgical techniques that can tighten the skin to some degree, the success of these methods can often be minimal. A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to eliminate excess skin and tighten the remaining... Continue Reading

Getting Rid of Sagging Face and Neck Skin?

Come see what an expert, board-certified facial plastic surgeon can do for your sagging neck skin! This is a 50 year old female who disliked the sagging skin along her upper neck and jowl region. I ended up performing a lower face and upper neck lift to get rid of this excess, loose skin. The end result shown here speaks for itself!

Improving Neck Definition

This is a recent patient of mine who desired to have improved neck definition. I ended up performing neck liposuction, or sculpting of the neck fat, along with tightening of the platysma muscle that sits under the chin. The entire operation was done by making a small incision under his chin. The end result, seen here, is a marked improvement in definition along the neck and jawline. Let me know what you think of his... Continue Reading
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Spot the Difference in the Before and After Photos?

What's different in the before and after photos? Let's see who can guess what was done to this very pleasant female patient of mine from San Diego. This case example  demonstrates the essence of what facial plastic surgery should do for people. It is intended to make a visual enhancement to the face and/or neck while keeping people guessing as to what might have been done. Let's hear what you think!

Neck Lift Without Facelift Surgery in San Diego

Want to know how to achieve a neck lift without having a facelift procedure? This is a great example of a patient who desired to have a more defined jaw and neckline, yet did not want to have a formal facelift with incisions made all around the ears. Given the fact she had relatively good skin elasticity, she was considered a candidate to undergo combined neck liposuction and tightening of her platysma muscle (called a... Continue Reading
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Healing From Cervical Liposuction and Lipocontouring Double Chin Surgery

The following photo series provides you with a glimpse of what actual results are like following liposuction of the face and neck region for a double chin deformity. This particular patient had a combination of liposuction and chin implant to improve the appearance of her lower face and upper neck while providing improved definition. The photo series shown below depicts her preoperative chin and neck along with her healing at approximately one month out and three months... Continue Reading
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Rise in Chin Augmentation with Chin Implant Surgery

There was a recent report that discussed the noted rise in number of facial plastic surgery patients seeking chin augmentation with chin implant surgery. This is a great example of one of my patients who was seen back in the office following chin implant surgery. She simply desired to have more definition along her lower face and upper neck region. Her chin was notably recessed and poorly defined mostly as seen from the 45 degree... Continue Reading
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Neck Liposuction in San Diego by Dr. John Hilinski

This is another great example of how neck liposuction can help provide improved definition along the upper neck region in patients from San Diego, CA. This female patient consulted with Dr. Hilinski because of his expertise in providing superior cosmetic results in the face and neck region. Her main desire was to look more rejuvenated by creating improved definition under the chin and along the upper neck region. Many neck liposuction patients often times describe... Continue Reading
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Double Chin Liposuction in San Diego, CA by Dr. Hilinski

Many patients seek out plastic surgery of the neck because of what is often times referred to as a double chin deformity. A double chin simply refers to an excess prominence or fullness underneath the chin due to unwanted fat. This is visually demonstrated in the adjacent photo diagram of an actual patient. As you can see, her normal chin contour is outlined in red. Her 'double chin' refers to the second prominence seen just... Continue Reading
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Neck Lifting Using Liposuction, Platysmaplasty and Chin Implant

This is a great case example of how to perform a neck lift on a patient using a combined surgical approach. This particular male patient from San Diego, CA desired a more defined neck line. On examination he was found to have evidence of excess fat under the chin as well as a poorly shaped muscle, called the platysma muscle. Furthermore, he had less chin prominence than average. We discussed the various options available to... Continue Reading
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Neck Liposuction & Platysmaplasty For Improved Jawline Definition

Liposuction is one of the most common procedures we perform at The Hilinski Clinic of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in San Diego, CA. In a great majority of cases, liposuctioning is performed along the upper neck region to help create a more rejuvenated facial appearance. In many of these facial plastic surgery patients, the platysma muscle is also tightened to provide even further enhancement. The following is one of our own San Diego facial plastic... Continue Reading
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Plastic Surgery Skype Consult

Virtual plastic surgery consultations are becoming increasingly popular as the world becomings smaller and smaller thanks to the world wide web. For those plastic surgery patients outside of San Diego, we have been offering Skype consultations online. This includes several plastic surgery patients that live in outside countries. Many of these cosmetic surgery candidates discovered our San Diego plastic surgery practice while doing online research for their desired facial enhancement procedure. This includes patients seeking... Continue Reading
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Should I Have A Chin Implant or Chin Liposuction?

I have seen this question or a variation of this online. The answer is it really depends on what your anatomy is like. To help clarify this question about chin implant versus neck liposuction/neck reshaping, I posted a blog entry with case description a little while ago. Here is the link for your review: Case example of chin implant and neck liposuction with platysmaplasty.

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