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What Is Neck Liposuction?
Liposuction of the neck is a relatively simple aesthetic surgery procedure that can produce results similar to those achieved with a facelift at a lower cost. It’s an effective way to get rid of excess fat and skin around the chin, jawline, and neck with minimal risk, and it is one of the most common liposuction procedures performed. It may be done as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with a facelift.
How Does Neck Liposuction Work?
Liposuction is a treatment that removes fat under the skin using a suction device. The device, called a cannula, is a thin tube connected to a surgical vacuum that suctions fat deposits out of the body.
Before your liposuction appointment, the areas for contouring will be discussed to help you visualize the possible results. Two small incisions are usually created beneath the chin or behind the ears, and then the fat is removed.
The removed fat from a liposuction treatment does not grow back. To maintain the contours from the treatment, patients should commit to proper diet and exercise.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Candidates for neck liposuction will have excess fat in the neck area with good skin elasticity. Those who are not candidates for a traditional facelift due to medical or lifestyle factors (e.g. diabetes, smoking) may benefit from liposuction due to the lower risks involved.
Liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. Before considering neck liposuction, make sure to be at a stable weight. The treatment is safe and effective for candidates who have a BMI of 30 or below.
People with medical conditions that could cause a slower healing process should explore other alternatives for neck contouring. Schedule a consultation with us to get a professional recommendation that will match your appearance goals.
Your Neck Liposuction Consultation
A neck liposuction consultation will involve a conversation about your appearance goals. Be ready to discuss your complete medical history, including current medications. You may also need to take a few lab tests to confirm your eligibility for the treatment.
Once your eligibility for liposuction is confirmed, your treatment plan will be discussed to help you visualize what will happen during and after liposuction.
Please ask all your questions during the consultation and carefully follow all instructions to prepare yourself before the procedure.
What to Expect from Neck Liposuction
The patient will be given local anesthesia, and the whole procedure is completed in less than an hour. Recovery is quick, usually within three to five days, and complications are rare.
Typical risks of surgical procedures may be associated with liposuction as well. Possible side effects include bruising, swelling, infection, nerve injury, contour irregularities, and scarring. Results are immediate and long-lasting; you’ll appear younger and slimmer right away with a contoured, sculpted chin and a more defined jawline.
Schedule Your Consultation
Call Gardner Facial Plastic Surgery at (435) 628-1704 for more information or to schedule an appointment.