Have you struggled to get rid of your double chin, but nothing seems to work? Even if you lose weight everywhere else, it can seem like your neck fat simply stays put, unwilling to budge. Many people get fat deposits in their neck even though they aren’t overweight, and can’t find a way to address them on their own. If you are in this situation, neck liposuction may be for you.
For many people, neck liposuction presents a better option than neck lift surgery because it avoids the scars and surgical look of a finished neck lift procedure. Those who are good candidates for neck liposuction don’t have issues with loose skin as much as unattractive fat deposits. Neck liposuction is not a good option for wrinkle removal or addressing “turkey neck,” a product of a muscle issue in the neck, although it can easily be combined with other procedures to address multiple problems.
Neck liposuction is performed with a powerful vacuum machine that removes excess fat cells through a series of carefully placed steel tubes. Pain killing medication is administered during the procedure, which generally takes an hour to complete. Unlike many plastic surgery procedures, neck liposuction is an outpatient procedure. After you recover from the anesthesia, you will be free to go home, although it may be advisable to have someone else drive for you.
After neck liposuction has been completed, you will have to wear a supportive bandage to allow the remaining fat cells, muscle tissue, and skin to readjust to the radical change and heal properly. During the time you wear the supportive bandage, your skin and muscles will repair themselves and tighten, resulting in a more attractive look.
Neck liposuction may leave some residual scarring, and some patients opt to undergo chemical peels or laser resurfacing to address these scars. This will vary from person to person, and the amount of scarring, if there is any, will depend on the individual procedure. Your plastic surgeon can advise you about what to expect, and any treatments that you should consider in addition to neck liposuction.
There are many plastic surgeon who perform neck liposuction, so do your homework and check for reviews of their work before you book a procedure. When you go for your initial consultation, prepare yourself by writing down questions and researching neck liposuction so your doctor can address any specific concerns you may have. Your surgeon may want to perform blood tests and a physical examination. They do so with your best interests at heart; to ensure that you are healthy enough for the surgery and to determine if they need to take any special precautions or use alternative medications.
A neck liposuction procedure can take years off your appearance and give you a new confidence that you never thought was possible. Neck liposuction has a minimum of potential complications and side effects compared to most other surgical procedures. Ask your doctor for more information, and to determine if neck liposuction is right for you.