Neck liposuction can be a beneficial treatment for women and men needing to create a sleeker, slimmer neck, and a stronger facial profile
Liposuction of the neck is one of the most popular liposuction procedures in cosmetic surgery today. If appropriate, it can be performed at the same time as other procedures, such as a facelift, blepharoplasty, or chin liposuction.
The natural looking results can erase years from the face. Neck liposuction results can be seen immediately. These results will continue to improve, as any swelling and discoloration resolves. Usually the outcome is a neck that looks like a right angle when viewed from the side, rather than an obtuse angle.
Dr. Mallol’s patients who have excess subcutaneous fat with adequate muscle tone in their necks or jowl area are perfect candidates. Improving a thick, wrinkled or sagging neck can dramatically improve the appearance, helping a patient look years younger.
Almost all patients return to normal activities within three days, after the swelling goes away, and many of them make a full recovery after one week. The pain associated is usually minimal. Pain after the treatment and discomfort is well-controlled with prescription medications. Heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be postponed for at least two to three weeks. During a neck liposuction procedure, tiny incisions are made underneath the chin and a small cannula is inserted so that excess fat deposits may be suctioned
Many patients with loose and sagging skin might also consider having a neck lift (a skin removal and tightening technique) as well to achieve the best results.