Liposuction of Neck and Jowls: Five-Incision Method

Dermatologic Surgery

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2000 Abstract

0004-388 Langdon

Langdon RC.

Liposuction of neck and jowls: five-incision method combining machine-assisted
and syringe aspiration. Dermatol Surg. 2000 Apr;26(4):388-91. PMID: 10759832

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

Liposuction of the jowl region is difficult from a single submental
incision and must be done conservatively in order to avoid overresection of fat.
The neck region may be suctioned much more completely.

A new method for liposuction of the neck and jowls that uses five incisions and that combines
syringe suctioning of the jowls and machine-assisted suctioning of the neck has
been developed.

The neck was suctioned from submental and
infra-auricular incisions. The jowls were suctioned from the infra-auricular and
additional infrajowl incisions.

This method has been used on 68
patients over a 3-year period. Three additional patients underwent syringe
liposuction of only the jowls. Volumes of fat aspirated from bilateral jowls
were consistently nearly equal. The incidence of adverse events was low.

This method enables conservative removal of jowl fat and thorough
removal of neck fat, with a low incidence of adverse sequalae.