PrecisionTX is a procedure that combines the skin tightening and fat melting properties of laser treatments to improve the contours of the neck and jawline. A minor liposuction procedure is also performed alongside PrecisionTX treatments to ensure a sculpted chin and neck.
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About the Procedure
Sagging skin under the neck and chin can cause an individual to be self conscious about the way they look. Loose, hanging skin and submental fullness can change the contours of a once youthful face. Whether caused by age or genetics, PrecisionTX can improve the appearance of a double chin during a minimally invasive in-office procedure. Results are dramatic and are sometimes compared to neck lift and facelift results. PrecisionTX uses laser energy to not only melt away stubborn fat pads under the chin, but also encourage collagen production to tighten loose skin. PrecisionTX is unique in that it is a side-firing laser. Instead of the tip of the probe emitting laser energy to all tissues, the PrecisionTX laser only directs heat in one direction. This allows for targeted fat melting and skin tightening in the sensitive face area. During treatment, only local anesthesia is needed although a mild sedative may be given to the patient for increased comfort. No more than 3 incisions are made during a PrecisionTX treatment to access the entire neck and chin area. Small incisions will be made beneath each ear as well as beneath the chin. The PrecisionTX probe will be inserted just beneath the skin and inserted back and forth in a fanning motion. The first pass of the PrecisionTX laser is meant to melt unwanted fatty tissue which will then be removed with an aspirating cannula. The patient will hear loud popping noises during the procedure which indicates rupturing fat cells. Once the fat is melted and removed via a short liposuction procedure, the PrecisionTX laser will be reintroduced beneath the skin to tighten the tissue. The side-firing laser is directed in a more upwards position to ensure a targeted treatment. The procedure is typically completed in less than 1 hour, requiring no stitches. Patients will need to wear a compression garment around the face and neck for at least 1-2 weeks. Improvement is noticeable almost immediately after surgery.
The goal of a PrecisionTX treatment is to improve the contours of the lower face, neck, and chin area by melting away fat deposits and tightening the skin.
What to Expect
PrecisionTX combines the skin tightening and fat melting properties of laser treatments to improve the contours of the neck and jawline. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after treatment with PrecisionTX.
- Stop taking blood thinning medications for 2 week
- Stop smoking 4 weeks before and after
- Stop all diet medicine, ephedrines, asthma, or thyroid medicine 2 days prior
- No caffeine after midnight day of procedure
- Incisions made beneath the ear and under the chin
- Treatment area anesthetized
- Probe inserted which emits laser energy to break down fat
- Cannula inserted to suction away emulsified fat
- Probe inserted to tighten skin
- Compression garment applied
After the PrecisionTX treatment, patients will be swollen for several weeks and will be advised to constantly wear a compression garment around the face and neck for at least 2 weeks. The compression garment helps to reduce swelling while also encouraging the skin to adapt to its new contours. Final results may take as long as 3-6 months.
The ideal candidate for PrecisionTX is looking for a minimally invasive procedure to correct mild sagging of the face and neck. Candidates may also have unwanted fat beneath the chin and desires more facial definition.
Not Recommended For
PrecisionTX is not recommended for patients who have an unstable weight or more severe facial sagging who may benefit from a more aggressive procedure.
Side effects from PrecisionTX may include swelling, bruising, redness, discomfort, temporary numbness.