I remember being a young teen and my oldest sister showing me chin exercises to get rid of my double chin. I was not overweight, but for some reason I had a really thick chin and neck. Move the clock forward 25 years and my problem was much worse. Exercising and losing weight didn’t fix the problem, nothing did. I was to the point that I didn’t want to take pictures because there didn’t seem to be any definition between my collar bone and chin – I thought it looked like I had no neck.
I was referred to Dr. Banis’ office for simple age correcting facial treatments. During a visit, I told Abbey if I ever did anything to fix my body, I would change my chin/neck area. She said her husband had the same problem and Dr. Banis had corrected it with liposuction. She showed me before and after pictures and I was convinced this was something I needed to investigate. I then consulted with Dr. Banis and learned the benefits and potential side effects. I spent a few months thinking through the cost, surgical procedure and healing process vs. outcome. It was hard to imagine what my results would be since everyone is different.
I finally booked my procedure, went through the process and am thrilled with the results. As expected, healing was moderately painful in the beginning with bruising and swelling that reduced over the first 10-14 days. Dr. Banis’ regiment of pre-op vitamins and supplements 2-3 weeks prior to the procedure were so helpful in the healing process. With liposuction, the skin is numb at times with tingling sensations when the nerves are reconnecting and that pain was a bit unusual at first. But within 3 weeks, most all signs of the procedure were gone and I could see a huge difference in my neck. Plus I realized he had done a good job addressing the thickening of my jaw line that had recently started.
It has now been 2 years and I proudly take pictures with my family. I also now wear white tops which I avoided before because I thought it exacerbated. Plus turtle neck sweaters and short necklaces. I can’t remember the pain at all, and would do it all over again. Thank you to Dr. Banis and his team who made my first cosmetic procedure a wonderful experience.