Neck liposuction is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure. This treatment can dramatically change your neck contour by eliminating double chins and creating an attractive jawline.
Under local anesthesia and sedation for your comfort, the procedure will be carried out. Once the effects of the anesthetic wear off, normal activities can resume without interruption.
Fatty cells removed cannot regrow, so you can maintain your results with healthy eating and exercise.
Expectations After Neck Liposuction
Liposuction procedures take several weeks for full results to show. The healing process must allow your skin to reattach with its underlying tissues, which takes some time. Therefore, it is crucial that you follow all instructions from your cosmetic surgeon and allow some time for this to happen.
As soon as the bruising and swelling have subsided, you will be able to clearly see that your procedure was successful. Many patients report receiving compliments about their slimmer chin and neck; clothing now fits better since less fat has accumulated around these areas; while others experience better sleeping and reduced snoring due to fat cells being removed from their necks.
Interested in the benefits of neck liposuction? Dr. Kristina Zakhary Clinic will arrange a consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Kristina Zakhary will assess your neck and chin area in detail in order to make an informed decision as to the most suitable treatment for you. In addition, your medical history will be discussed so as to rule out any health conditions which could increase risks during surgery as well as recommend any smoking cessation efforts or medications which could hinder recovery timeframe. Ultimately, adjusting expectations after neck liposuction is important to ensure a successful outcome post-procedure.
Expectations Before Neck Liposuction
Neck liposuction can be an ideal treatment option for patients looking to reduce the appearance of double chin and refine their jawline. It may even be combined with other procedures, such as chin augmentation or facelift surgery for improved results.
Liposuction for neck fat removal can be performed in an office under local anesthesia and light sedation, typically taking no more than an hour to complete. First, the neck area is cleansed before injecting with numbing medication to numb it further. Three small incisions are made – two behind the ears and one beneath the chin – through which thin tubes are inserted to loosen and suction away excess fat deposits in the area.
Once their neck and chin area has healed, most patients won’t even be able to detect these tiny incision marks. As their skin contracts over the underlying fat layer, patients will benefit from more dramatic, longer-lasting neck contours.
Patients can achieve long-lasting neck liposuction results as long as they maintain a healthy diet and body weight. Before having neck liposuction performed, it’s essential that any restrictions regarding medications be discussed with their facial plastic surgeon as some can interfere with anesthesia effects. Furthermore, it is wise to find a cosmetic surgeon with whom you feel comfortable discussing possible complications along with health history information and medical histories.
Expectations During Neck Liposuction
Before scheduling neck liposuction, it’s essential that your body is prepared. This involves following your surgeon’s advice regarding diet, exercise and rest. He or she may expect that you eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables while staying physically active through low-impact exercises such as walking or jogging. Furthermore, alcohol and tobacco usage could interfere with healing from surgery.
Under general anesthesia, neck liposuction begins by administering anesthetic to ensure patient comfort and safety. Your surgeon then makes a small incision either under or behind your ears through which he inserts a liposuction cannula which suctions away any troublesome fat pockets from under the chin or ears to create more natural contours in both neck and chin areas.
Neck liposuction can be an effective treatment option for individuals suffering from an excess of fat under their chin or on either side of their neck, but isn’t advised for those who have poor skin elasticity in that area – for instance sagging or loose skin that doesn’t contract well after surgery is better served by neck lift surgery than liposuction; those who need both procedures might benefit most.