Submental and Jowl Liposuction Workup

Updated: Sep 23, 2020
  • Author: Arthur W Perry, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Deepak Narayan, MD, FRCS  more...
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Laboratory Studies

Preoperative laboratory tests include only those generally required for surgery.

  • At a minimum, perform urinalysis to look for bacteria and glucose.

  • Perform a hematocrit.

  • Individualize other laboratory tests for the patient.


Imaging Studies

No particular imaging tests are required for this procedure. Obtaining good quality preoperative photographs is important for medicolegal reasons.

If underlying pathology is suspected based on the physical examination, then perform appropriate tests (eg, CT, MRI of the neck). Be wary of thyroglossal duct cysts, branchial clefts, thyromegaly, and other cervical pathology.