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Patient Notice Regarding COVID-19

Our patients, visitors, employees and family are our top priority at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc. At this time we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness consistent with the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) while continuing to provide the highest level of medical care.

  1. We always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness.
  2. Hand washing is strictly followed and sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. If you have traveled in the past 14 days to countries with widespread transmission or if you have been in close contact with anyone who has traveled to any of these countries in the past 14 days, please notify the front desk and we will reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  4. If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness, please notify the front desk and we will reschedule your appointment for a later date.
  5. If we notice that you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness, we will reschedule your appointment.
  6. If your appointment is rescheduled for the above reasons and you are in need of immediate treatment, please call your family physician for advice and instructions.
  7. We request that you refrain from bringing visitors to your appointment unless they are needed to assist you.
  8. Nonessential visitors will be asked to wait in their car or outside of the office.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation

- Your team at The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center Inc.

What is neck liposuction?

Neck liposuction is a quick and highly effective surgical procedure that is designed to address accumulations of fat on the neck and underneath the chin region. This surgical procedure works by sculpting and redefining the contours of the neck, making it firmer and removing any excess pockets of fat. The results of this procedure tend to look incredibly natural, making it nearly impossible for onlookers to deduce that the patient has undergone surgery.


Benefits of neck liposuction

  • A more aesthetically appealing profile
  • A reduction of submental fat (double chin) and jowls
  • Tighter skin on the neck
  • Little scarring
  • Results are permanent
  • A quick procedure
  • The recovery process is relatively short
  • A more youthful, attractive neckline and overall appearance
  • A major boost in self-confidence
Neck (Submental) Liposuction

Neck liposuction procedure

As with any cosmetic procedure, the first step of the process is to have a private consultation with Dr. Pontell. During this meeting, the patient’s neck structure, skin elasticity, and underlying musculature will all be thoroughly evaluated. Patients will have the opportunity to voice all of their concerns regarding the procedure as well as give details about their aesthetic goals. Dr. Pontell will go over all the details of the procedure and make any recommendations for supplementary treatments that may be beneficial.

Local anesthesia is administered at the beginning of the procedure. Once it has kicked in, small incisions are made underneath the chin and behind the ears. These incisions are no more than one or two millimeters in length.

A cannula (small, thin tube) is inserted into these incisions, loosening the excess fat and prepping it to be suctioned out by the vacuum. This aspect of the procedure is carried out in a gentle, precise manner to ensure that the contours of the neck and jaw are sculpted attractively. The small incisions are then sutured shut. The entire procedure can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to complete.

Patients are fitted with a pressure bandage to help mold the treated area into the desired shape. This protocol also helps mitigate any bruising or swelling that may develop. Patients will be able to return home immediately following the procedure.

Who is an ideal candidate for neck liposuction?

Ideal candidates for neck liposuction surgery will have good skin elasticity so that the skin easily takes on a new shape once the underlying fat has been removed. Patients who have a high degree of skin laxity should consider a neck lift instead.

This treatment is ideal for patients who would like to treat one or more of the following issues:

  • Submental fat (a double chin)
  • Jowling in the neck
  • Fat accumulation around the neck
  • A poorly defined jawline


Complementary procedures

Some complementary treatments that are often performed in tandem with neck liposuction include:

Neck (Submental) Liposuction

Why choose Dr. Pontell?

Board-certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Jonathan Pontell is well-renowned for his attention to detail and precision. His lengthy educational and training background includes Jefferson Medical College, the State University of New York, and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Pontell has made a name for himself as a dedicated artist in the field of cosmetology. Early on in his career, he made the choice to focus entirely on facial plastic surgery, which is what has led him to become one of the most sought-after facial and neck plastic surgeons in Pennsylvania. He prides himself on offering his patients only the safest, most cutting-edge techniques available for aesthetically improving the neck and face.

Neck (Submental) Liposuction
Neck (Submental) Liposuction
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