Liposuction (or liposculpture) is one of the most widely performed procedures in the world. This procedure consists in sculpting the body or the face. The goal of liposuction is to restore plastic harmony. Neck liposuction involves removing excess fat located in the neck, chin and lower jaw area by suction. This refines the lower face by reducing the volume of the neck, highlighting the lower contours of the jaw and restoring the angle between the neck and the chin.
The fatty deposits in the neck are particularly stubborn and despite weight loss, they tend to be persisted. Neck liposuction has been used for more than 20 years to correct these fatty deposits. Neck liposuction is a crucial and popular procedure in the treatment of the "double chin".
Who Is This For?
Potential Risks & Side Effects
Recovery time of neck liposuction lasts about five to seven days. Patients can return to work within 5 days.
Success Rate: 90%
How Does it Work?
The neck area is one of the most preferred areas in the body for liposuction. Both women and men may experience a stubborn fat accumulation that causes the double chin. The reason for this accumulation of fat is not very clear, but mostly it is hereditary.
In order to remove this excess fat from the neck, neck liposuction is one of the most effective options. This procedure requires careful surgical consultation beforehand as in every surgical procedure.
Neck liposuction is widely preferred by patients who suffer from the aging effects on their neck because it rejuvenates this region. But it is also a good solution for younger patients who have a double chin linked to excess fat in the neck.
What Does Neck Liposuction Treatment Involve?
1. Consultation for Neck Liposuction
The first step to start your neck liposuction process will be the online consultation. At this stage, our specialist will ask you some questions to define your problems and try to learn your complaint first. The main target of this stage is to make sure whether you are a suitable candidate for neck liposuction or not. Your health history, allergies, medications you use, previous surgeries and your expectations about the process are the most important data to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you at this stage. The photo of your neck/chin area will be very useful to understand your current status and also eligibility during this online consultation phase.
2. Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic
At this stage, it has been decided that you are the right candidate for the procedure and it is time to make the best treatment planning for you. We will share the results of the clinic and surgeon; which we filter according to the criteria we receive from you. After you make a selection among them, we proceed to the stage of date determination and detailed adjustments.
3. Final Consultation with Your Surgeon
When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your surgeon. He or she will ask you some questions to try to understand your expectations better and also make you understand what you should expect from your neck liposuction treatment. Your surgeon and your clinic will explain everything you need to know about your treatment process and try to simulate the results as much as possible, in order you to feel ready and comfortable.
4. Medical Examinations
Before the neck liposuction process begins, your surgeon will conduct some necessary medical tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the procedure. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests to ensure that nothing can hinder the success of the procedure and if any risk obtained, surgeons try to eliminate them first.
1. Depending on the patient's condition and the doctor's evaluation, surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia.
2. During the neck liposuction procedure, the surgeon works on at the lower lateral parts of the neck, under the chin and along the lower jaw.
3. Generally, the surgeon makes 2 very small incisions to insert the liposuction tube (cannula) to remove the excess fat
4. After removing the required amount of fat homogeneously through the inserted cannula, the surgeon shapes the remaining skin and contours the neck and chin. Finally, tiny incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches.
5. The best results are obtained in patients who have thick skin, without excess skin and who have the anatomy of the neck at right angles to the mandible. Too much skin can cause irregularities; a neck lift can complete the liposuction procedure (at the same time or secondarily).
Things You Should Consider After Neck Liposuction Treatment
Is Neck Liposuction Procedure Painful?
Pain and discomfort may occur after surgery, but this post-operative pain can be easily managed with simple painkillers. Your doctor will prescribe medications that will relax you during the recovery period and also reduce the risk of complications.
Will I Have Scars After the Neck Liposuction?
There is no other scar than a tiny hole under the chin and sometimes on either side behind the earlobe; in other words, there will be no visible scar after the neck liposuction procedure.
What Can I Do to Reduce Postoperative Swelling in The Neck?
Applying cold compresses during the first 24-48 hours after surgery and lying down/sleeping by raising the head will help reduce swelling.
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