A Minimally Invasive Solution For Neck Rejuvenation
A sagging, wrinkled neckline can make us look older than we feel. While genetics, sun damage, and the natural aging process all contribute, one key factor is excess fat and skin laxity along the chin and neck area.
If you feel self-conscious about your “turkey neck” or “double chin” and wish you could turn back the clock for a smoother, more youthful profile, you’re not alone.
The good news is that advanced treatments like neck and chin liposuction combined with J-Plasma can now deliver transformative rejuvenation with minimal downtime.
What Exactly is J-Plasma?
J-Plasma, also known as Renuvion, is an FDA-cleared device that uses helium-based plasma energy and unipolar radiofrequency to gently heat and contract the skin.
This non-surgical skin tightening treatment stimulates new collagen production while tightening existing collagen fibers. The result is an immediate lifting and smoothing effect.
How Does it Work?
J-Plasma differs from laser resurfacing treatments because it acts below the surface of skin, selectively heating the dermis while sparing the epidermis. This means there is no open wound created.
The surrounding nerves, blood vessels and other tissues remain protected during treatment. Patients experience less pain and downtime compared to traditional laser skin resurfacing.
Benefits of Combining Chin & Neck Lipo with J-Plasma
Chin and neck liposuction alone remove the excess fatty deposits under the chin and along the jawline. While this can create a slimmer silhouette, it does not always fully address loose, crepey skin.
The thermal energy from J-Plasma works below the surface to tighten and renew the skin, complementing the effects of liposuction beautifully.
Some of the benefits of this combo approach include:
- Improved skin tightening and contouring
- Long lasting, natural looking results
- Less downtime versus surgery
- Enhanced neck and jawline definition
- No need to undergo general anesthesia
- Lower risk of scarring or pigmentation issues
- Smoother skin texture and tone
- Avoids the “pulled” look of a traditional facelift
What to Expect During a J-Plasma Neck Liposuction Procedure
The treatment takes approximately 1-2 hours depending on the individual case. It is performed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. No general anesthesia is required.
Your provider will make small incisions generally behind the ears and underneath the chin. The liposuction cannula is inserted to gently break up and remove excess fat.
J-Plasma is then applied through a small handpiece to heat and renew the underside of skin. You remain comfortable throughout the cosmetic procedure.
At the end, a compression garment is placed to control swelling. Some mild bruising and swelling are common after treatment. Most patients describe the procedure as comfortable, with minimal pain.
How Does J-Plasma Compare to BodyTite?
While J-Plasma and BodyTite are both radiofrequency based devices for skin tightening, there are a few differences:
- Energy delivery: J-Plasma uses a unipolar handpiece to deliver helium based plasma energy. BodyTite uses bipolar RF energy through a cannula.
- Approach: J-Plasma treats skin from the underside or surface. BodyTite treats from below by heating dermal and subdermal tissues.
- Results: J-Plasma offers great skin surface renewal while BodyTite stimulates deeper collagen rebuilding.
- Use cases: J-Plasma is ideal for mild to moderate laxity. BodyTite can treat more severe cases of sagging.
Many providers recommend using J-Plasma on the delicate neck area because it is gentler. For areas like the arms, abdomen or thighs, BodyTite may be preferred. Combining the two technologies can offer the best possible contouring and skin-tightening results.
Is J-Plasma Safe and Effective?
J-Plasma is FDA cleared for use in dermatologic procedures. Early versions faced regulatory challenges due to reports of adverse effects.
However, the latest J-Plasma device has an upgraded algorithm and enhanced safety features to optimize treatment. Recent studies have confirmed its efficacy for skin tightening and rejuvenation.
When performed by an experienced provider like Dr. Smith, J-Plasma neck and chin treatments are extremely safe, with high patient satisfaction. Make sure your clinician has specialized certification from the manufacturer to deliver the best possible outcome.
Who is a Good Candidate for J-Plasma Neck Lipo?
If you are bothered by excess fat and loose muscles causing wrinkles or banding along the neck and chin, you can likely benefit from this procedure. Ideal candidates include men and women who:
- Are in overall good health
- Have mild to moderate skin laxity with good skin elasticity
- Do not smoke or quit smoking 1-2 months before treatment
- Have realistic expectations for the results
- Are not pregnant, breastfeeding or planning a pregnancy soon
During your consultation, Dr. Smith will perform a complete evaluation to determine if you are a good candidate for J-Plasma enhanced liposuction or whether an alternative treatment may be recommended.
How Soon Will You See Results and How Long Do They Last?
Patients notice an immediate improvement in their neck contour and tightness.
As the renewal process continues over the next 3-6 months, your result will progressively improve. Most patients see about 60% tightening after the initial treatment and 80% at 6 months.
Results are considered long lasting, about 2 years or more for many patients. Maintaining a stable weight and healthy lifestyle helps prolong your results. Many patients elect to have a touch up treatment at the 2 year mark to refresh the effects.
What is Recovery Like After J-Plasma Neck Liposuction?
Recovery is fairly quick with minimal downtime. Some swelling, bruising and tightness are common and resolve within about 2 weeks. Most people take a few days off work and limit strenuous activity for the first week.
Your skin may feel slightly warm or tight as the renewal process starts. Use cooling compresses as needed for comfort. Avoid sun exposure until any redness fades.
Your provider will discuss all the details on what to expect during your personalized recovery period. Follow their instructions carefully for optimal healing.
Frequently Asked Questions About J-Plasma:
How painful is the procedure?
Most patients report mild discomfort rather than significant pain. Local anesthesia keeps you comfortable during treatment. Over-the-counter medicines relieve residual soreness the first few days.
When can I resume normal activities?
Daily activities including work can be resumed in about 3 days in most cases. More strenuous exercise should wait at least 2 weeks. Avoid any activities that cause pain or put pressure on the treated area.
Will I need multiple sessions?
Some laxity may require 2-3 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal tightening. This will be determined during your consultation. Often just one session delivers great results.
Are there any major risks?
When performed correctly, risks like scarring, nerve damage or permanent pigment changes are extremely low. Minor side effects like temporary redness, swelling, numbness or bruising typically resolve quickly.
How is the procedure billed?
The neck liposuction and J-Plasma treatment are billed as separate procedures. During consultation, we provide a personalized estimate based on your expected treatment plan.
When will I see the final result?
You’ll notice improvements right away. But the gradual skin renewal process means your final result is seen after approximately 3-6 months. Results continue improving over the first year.
J-Plasma: A Simple and Effective Approach to Neck and Chin Rejuvenation
Neck and chin liposuction combined with J-Plasma offers a straightforward and effective solution for those looking to rejuvenate their neckline.
This treatment method skillfully reduces excess fat and tightens skin, providing a more youthful appearance with minimal downtime. J-Plasma’s advanced technology enhances results, ensuring a natural look and feel.
The procedure is safe, with a focus on delivering personalized outcomes. It’s ideal for individuals seeking noticeable improvements without the need for invasive surgery.
This combination treatment represents a modern approach to addressing common concerns of aging in the neck and chin area, offering a path to renewed confidence and satisfaction with one’s appearance.