What is Neck Liposuction?
If you have unwanted fat on your neck that you would like to remove, Dr. Hunsaker at Cosmetique Cosmetic Surgery Center offers liposuction. Liposuction is the removal of fat of the front of the neck below the jaw using small suction cannulas (tubes).
Candidates for Neck Liposuction
Candidates for neck liposuction are generally younger with minimal excess skin and small to moderate amounts of fat. Because the results depend on the ability of the skin to retract and re-drape smoothly once the fat has been removed, the tissue characteristics are critical in achieving a good result. The more skin you have, the poorer the elasticity of your skin and/or the more fat you have the less likely you are to achieve a satisfactory result.
For appropriate candidates, neck liposuction creates a better-contoured profile of the neck and can even by itself give an appearance of weight loss.
How Does Neck Liposuction Work?
Using local or general anesthesia, small incisions are made under the chin and behind the earlobes so the cannula can be inserted under the skin. The cannula is attached to tubing which provides suction to remove the fat as the cannula is moved back and forth in a controlled manner. Once an even, reduced thickness is achieved the small incisions may be closed with a single stitch or even left open.
Neck Liposuction Procedure
After injecting an anesthetic solution into the neck, the skin is prepped and draped and the small stab incisions are made. The liposuction procedure itself is performed until the maximum result is achieved. The incisions may be sutured and a mildly compressive dressing is applied to control swelling and assist the skin in re-draping smoothly. Typically, the entire process is less than one hour.
Recovery After Neck Lipo
The recovery is fairly rapid. There is very little pain or discomfort. Typically you should refrain from any straining, exercise, lifting, cardio for one week. Most patients can drive safely in 1-2 days. There is some mild swelling that improves dramatically over the first several days and occasionally some bruising. Small changes occur for much longer and a true final result is usually seen within 2-3 months.
Before & After Neck Liposuction
Are There Any Scars From Liposuction?
The scars from the neck liposuction are only several millimeters in length and located in unnoticeable areas. The vast majority heal exceptionally well.
Are Results Permanent From Neck Liposuction?
While the results are permanent (meaning that is your new baseline contour), you can still gain fat in the area if you gain weight though it would never be as much as if you had not done the procedure. In addition, the tissues of the neck will continue to age in their normal fashion.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in neck liposuction, contact Cosmetic Cosmetic Surgery Center. Call us at (305) 279-4700 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert Hunsaker. Our practice serves Miami, Florida and surrounding areas.