If you're interested in addressing the presence of unwanted bulges of fatty tissue that just won't respond to healthy eating and regular exercise, neck liposuction can help you enjoy the contoured neckline you would prefer.
Are You Tired of Living with Neck Fat?
Neck liposuction is a technique to remove excess fat on the neck and beneath the chin. This procedure can create a more graceful, defined neckline.
It is generally recommended for people with good skin elasticity who have excess fat in the neck that has not disappeared, despite dieting and exercise. Neck liposuction can:
- Improve the appearance of a double chin
- Refine the jawline
- Restore elegant definition to the neck and beneath the chin
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What is Neck Liposuction?
Neck liposuction takes approximately 30 minutes to perform. It can be done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with light IV sedation. The surgeon makes tiny incisions under the chin and behind each earlobe. A thin cannula is inserted through these incisions to remove excess fat, sculpt, and improve the contours of the neck. The tiny incisions are closed with absorbable sutures.
Rest and Take it Easy After Neck Liposuction Your Recovery
You may need to wear a supportive chin strap for several days after neck liposuction. It may be best to rest and take it easy during this initial healing phase. Sutures used to close the incisions will dissolve on their own. Postsurgical discomfort is usually minimal and easily managed with medication. Most people are able to return to work within one week and to full activity in approximately two weeks. You may experience some swelling and bruising, which should resolve within 10 to 14 days after surgery.
Neck Liposuction FAQ
Why have neck liposuction?
Some people have excess fat under the chin that makes them appear heavier or older. It is very difficult to lose double chin fat with diet and exercise. Excess fat lodged on the neck and beneath the chin can leave the jawline less defined, or can create a slope from the jaw to the neck. Neck liposuction can create a slimmer, fitter, more youthful, and refined profile.
Can neck liposuction be performed in combination with other procedures?
Yes. Liposuction is often performed with neck lift surgery. It can also be done at the same time as other procedures, such as a facelift, chin augmentation, or eyelid surgery.
Can neck liposuction treat a “turkey wattle”?
A “turkey wattle” is the result of stretched skin in the neck. As liposuction only removes fat, it can be combined with a custom neck lift to remove the excess skin and fat and restore an elegant, firm look to the jawline and neck.
How much fat is removed with neck liposuction?
Every neck liposuction treatment must be performed with precision, as a layer of fat should remain to help keep the skin smooth and plump. At South Florida Facial Plastic Surgery, you can expect a tailored treatment, customized specifically for your individual condition.
Does neck liposuction leave scars?
Incisions made by our plastic surgeons for neck liposuction in Doral, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, and West Kendall are tiny and strategically placed to be well concealed. Any scarring is usually imperceptible.
How soon can I work out at the gym after neck liposuction?
You can return to work within a week after neck liposuction. However, strenuous activity, such as a workout at the gym, should be avoided for at least two weeks after the procedure.
What is the best age to have neck liposuction?
The best candidates for submental liposuction are in their 20s or 30s. People in their 40s and 50s may also be good candidates if their skin has enough elasticity. Women and men in their 60s or older may have neck liposuction combined with a neck lift or facelift.
Do many men have neck liposuction?
Neck liposuction can create a leaner, more attractive appearance in both men and women. A strong neckline is particularly important for men. This makes it a popular procedure among male patients.