Dewlap correction

What is dewlap correction ?

It is about solving the aesthetically unpleasant effect of excess skin, which may be due to older age, genetics and / or excessive body weight.

Patient preparation

Within one month before the scheduled dewlap correction time, it is necessary to perform diagnostic tests in consultation with the physician during a consultation visit, which should also include medicines that are continuously used. Due to the risk of hemorrhage and hematoma, it is recommended to avoid medication that affects blood coagulation and at least 10 days prior to the surgery, it is recommended to quit smoking. According to the agreement with the doctor, anesthesia examination should be performed a few days before the procedure in the Veik Polyclinic, as the correction of the dewlap occurs in general anesthesia.    Eight hours before the surgery, no drink or meal should be consumed, and in the evening or before the surgery the patient will receive an injection thromboprophylaxis at the Polyclinic.

The procedure

Dewlap correction is performed in general anesthesia – in other words, the patient during the procedure is not awake. The surgery, in many ways, depends on the age of the patient. In elderly people, with the removal of fat deposits, it will be necessary to remove any possible skin excess, which is done in combination with face lifting for the best results.

Since, in younger people, the skin is mostly elastic, it is usually sufficient to liposuction with the help of cannula, to eliminate fatty puddles and then to compress the skin to adapt to a new condition.

The surgical incision will be almost invisible, since it is under the chin, and can be subsequently treated if necessary with dermocosmetic preparations.

Recovery process and helpful tips

After correction, the patient will be under the supervision of the Polyclinic, with antibiotic therapy. After correction, the patient will under the supervision of the Polyclinic, with antibiotic therapy. Seven to 14 days after surgery, it takes 24 hours a day to wear a compression bandage to achieve optimal final results, improve swelling and prevent secretion. For the next month, the compression bandage is enough to wear only at night. It is recommended that month to month and a half you avoid more demanding physical activities, including more exercise. By adhering to all medical instructions and regular check-in and check-in arrangements, it is important not to remove the compression bandage by itself, even if it does not seem necessary anymore.

During sleep, it is recommended to lie with the upper body in the elevated position.