Should I Lose Weight Before Having a Sliding Genioplasty and Neck Liposuction?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have three questions regarding the combined sliding genioplasty and neck liposuction procedure.

Would my recovery be much more extensive than with a chin implant?

I’ve gained about 20 lbs over the past few months. If I lost that weight, would I still need the neck liposuction?

And at my age, is it better to do neck liposuction or neck lift?

Thanks again!

A: In  answer to your questions:

1) A sliding genioplasty has some increased ‘recovery’ time from a chin implant but six weeks later that is an irrelevant issue.

 2) Since I don’t know what you looked like 20 lbs ago I can not say. But there is always one way to find out….don’t do the surgery until you lose the weight. That would be the best approach.

3) What you are referring to is the option between neck liposuction alone vs a submentoplasty (neck liposuction + muscle tightening). In fuller necks  a submentoplasty always produces a better result than just liposuction alone.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana