Submental Liposuction

Submental Liposuction in Boca Raton, FL

Few plastic surgeons approach the neck with the expertise of Dr. Albert Dabbah. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he offers three different procedures for this region – a neck lift, liposuction, and platysmaplasty. With 30 years of experience in plastic surgery, Dr. Dabbah has earned a well-deserved reputation for creating natural-looking results.


Read on to learn more about submental liposuction and platysmaplasty surgery in Boca Raton with Dr. Dabbah. Our practice serves patients from throughout South Florida, including Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Highland Beach, and Parkland. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Dabbah today.

How to Decide Among Neck Lift, Liposuction, and Platysmaplasty

During the initial consultation, Dr. Dabbah will carefully evaluate you, determining the best approach based on your anatomy and medical history. He will help you understand the appropriate procedure to accomplish a youthful and defined neck and chin.


Genetic and age-related changes occur below the chin and jawline and into the neck, which become obvious with fat accumulation under the chin, skin laxity, and banding of the neck muscles or platysma. Patients of all ages seek Dr. Dabbah’s expertise to reshape this region.


A neck lift involves inconspicuous incisions around the earlobes, behind the ears, and into the hairline. In Dr. Dabbah’s hands, a neck lift also involves an incision under the chin where he performs liposuction, as needed, approaching and removing fat deep to the platysma muscle, and a platysmaplasty. In most cases, patients who choose Dr. Dabbah for their facelifts will also need a neck lift. Few patients are ideal for stand-alone neck lift surgery.


Younger patients with less skin laxity but who still struggle with fullness under the chin and possible platysmal banding are ideal patients for liposuction and platysmaplasty. Some older people with sufficient skin elasticity on their chin and neck may also benefit from liposuction and platysmaplasty.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a fat removal procedure. Chin and neck liposuction require small incisions under the chin and near each earlobe.

What Is Plastysmaplasty?

As we age, the neck muscles weaken and drop, causing the skin to drop. Plastysmaplasty is the procedure to correct the banding of the platysma muscle that occurs with this problem. The goal is to obtain a sharp neck and jaw angle contour. To achieve this, Dr. Dabbah makes an incision under the chin, where he can access the neck and tighten the muscles. He carefully places sutures to tighten the muscle.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Liposuction and Platysmaplasty?

Ideal candidates for submental liposuction or platysmaplasty have sufficient skin elasticity. Patients should also be in overall good health, without any significant health issues that might affect them from going under anesthesia or impair their ability to heal.


You should be at a stable weight and take steps to maintain it, as submental fullness can reoccur after surgery if you gain a significant amount of weight. Dr. Dabbah also requires that his patients be non-smokers or willing to quit all forms of nicotine use, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and vaping, for six weeks before and after their procedure.


Another requirement that makes a patient an ideal candidate is having realistic expectations for your results. Dr. Dabbah will provide you with honest information about techniques, aftercare, and potential risks and complications. He believes patients who are well-informed and educated on their procedural details are more likely to love their results for years to come.

"From the first time I spoke to Michelle, I knew this would be a good experience. Dr. Dabbah was friendly, warm and knowledgeable. He put me at ease and thoroughly explained my upcoming procedure. All staff were warm and friendly. I recommend Dr. Dabbah highly."

Stef T.
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Boca Raton For 30 Years

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Do I Need Both Liposuction and Platysmaplasty?

Possibly. Dr. Dabbah will determine the best solution for you during your private consultation. He will discuss the potential outcomes of these procedures and how they can help you reach your aesthetic goals.

What Is the Recovery Following Liposuction and Platysmaplasty?

Dr. Dabbah performs liposuction and platysmaplasty in an outpatient setting. You’ll wake up from anesthesia in the recovery room with bandages and may leave with a friend or family member once you’re alert. Most patients feel some tightness of the neck and may be sore but have little pain. After your procedure,  Dr. Dabbah will provide medication if necessary. You’ll likely notice an immediate improvement, though there will be swelling and minimal bruising.


As with a neck lift, patients who have had liposuction and plastysmaplasty should avoid turning their heads or craning their necks. Consequently, it will be approximately two weeks before you can drive. If liposuction is done alone, Dr. Dabbah’s patients can resume exercise and daily activities sooner than those who have had platysmaplasty also.

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