What is neck liposuction?
The skin beneath the chin can begin to sag as we become older. Excess submental fat, also known as a ‘double chin,’ can build up beneath the jawline, giving the chin a puffy appearance. The normal aging process, weight fluctuations, and genetics can all cause these alterations. Even those who are not overweight can have unwanted subcutaneous fat collected under the chin and along the neck. Once this fatty tissue has developed, it is impossible to improve this fatty tissue with over-the-counter products, diet, or exercise.
Liposuction is a procedure in which unwanted excess fat is suctioned out of certain parts of the body. Liposuction can be performed on the neck, right under the chin, to effectively remove excess fat that has accumulated there over the years. The main goal of neck liposuction is to get rid of the additional fat cells that appear directly under the chin, giving the appearance of a double chin. With this procedure, you can have the youthful and well-defined jawline you’ve always wanted. Like many other cosmetic procedures, neck liposuction can also be performed with other facial procedures such as lip injections, collagen injections, and so on.
Neck liposuction is one of the most common liposuction procedures in cosmetic surgery today, and it can sometimes be done in conjunction with other operations. It’s most commonly performed in conjunction with a neck lift. Neck liposuction is a quick and effective procedure that will polish your overall appearance with natural-looking results and help you look younger.
You are a good candidate for liposuction of the neck if you have excess fat in your neck along with decent skin and muscular tone. If your skin and/or muscle tone is sagging, you’ll most likely need a neck lift, your surgeon will be able to determine which one you need.
Who are good candidates for neck liposuction?
Anyone in their mid-20s to late 50s who is bothered by extra neck fat and has decent skin elasticity can see dramatic, natural-looking changes with neck lift surgery.
A good candidate for neck liposuction is someone who has excess fatty tissue under their chin and across their neck. Patients should be in overall good health, have a thorough understanding of the neck liposuction technique, and have realistic expectations for their results. It’s critical that the skin retains its elasticity, or the remaining tissue might sag and deflate.
During a private consultation appointment, the surgeon will check the neck and chin tissues, and assess the patient’s medical history. He will then explain in detail his neck liposuction procedures. An additional procedure may be recommended depending on the individual patient’s specific needs.
Neck liposuction consultation
You should inform your cosmetic surgeon about any details that make you concerned or that may arise as a potential complication. Additionally, prior to the treatment, you must provide your cosmetic surgeon with your complete medical history. This allows the doctor to determine whether the treatment should be changed based on previous surgical history, allergies to specific medications, or other factors.
Make a note of all your questions and concerns, as well as a summary of your medical history, before going into the surgery, as it will make the entire procedure go much more smoothly.
Neck liposuction procedure
Depending on your specific circumstances and the amount of fat that needs to be removed, this surgery can be conducted under local anesthetic, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make a series of small incisions below the earlobes and under the chin as the treatment begins.
Once the incisions have been made, your surgeon will begin the neck liposuction by injecting a tumescent fluid into the treatment area through one of the incisions. This fluid loosens the fatty tissues and also contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic that makes the treatment and recovery more comfortable for the patient. In addition, the fluid contains epinephrine, which constricts blood vessels to prevent bleeding.
The surgeon will begin the neck liposuction by introducing a small cannula via the incision under the earlobe when the fluid has had time to affect the treated area. Following the underlying contours of the neck, the surgeon will move the cannula back and forth under the skin. This further helps with the breakdown of fat deposits and allows the cannula to suction out the fat.
During neck liposuction, your surgeon will send the cannula through the incision under the chin to target the double chin more directly. This will also aid in the breakdown and removal of fat deposits from the treatment area. The surgeon may employ different types of cannulas to remove the fat evenly and shape the neck.
Neck liposuction recovery
Neck liposuction is a simple operation with few risks, and it is one of the more affordable and long-lasting cosmetic surgery options available today.
You will be allowed to return home after the treatment is finished, but you will need someone to drive you as you will not be able to drive yourself.
After your surgery, you should avoid going back to work and any strenuous labor for a period of time. You should be able to return to work in one to two weeks if you don’t have any significant neck liposuction issues. After that, you should refrain from strenuous activities for one to two months. During your recovery, your doctor will most likely examine your progress and provide additional instructions to assist you as needed.
For three days after the surgery, you will be asked to wear a chin strap during the day and at night to help the neck heal after the procedure. This is critical for the greatest results because it allows the skin to reattach to the underlying tissues without the interference of any fluid buildup.
The key components of a successful neck liposuction recovery include good nutrition, gentle exercise, and getting plenty of rest and sleep. Because the operation is non-invasive, the procedure is not strenuous on the body, but you will still need to rest to recover from the anesthesia and the surgery itself.
By keeping the information above in mind and approaching the process with as much knowledge as possible, you can reduce any potential risks and increase your chances of a speedy and pain-free recovery.
Neck liposuction results
The neck liposuction procedure is a safe and reliable procedure and complications are extremely rare. However, there is always a small risk for unanticipated bleeding, infection, asymmetry, or fluid collection (seromas). More serious complications, such as dimpling or nerve damage can also occur. To avoid any issues, patients should always see a board-certified plastic surgeon, with considerable neck liposuction experience. An expert surgeon will know how much fat can be safely removed to get a defined, young neck without causing any long-term complications.
The advantages of neck liposuction are instantly noticeable. As the swelling and discoloration resolve, the results will continue to improve. Patients will notice that their neck liposuction outcomes are long-lasting because the removed fatty tissue does not return. It’s vital to keep in mind, too, that the surrounding fatty tissue can still expand. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a stable weight will help neck liposuction patients maintain their results.
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