A smooth and graceful neckline can portray a sense of refinement that serves to enhance a person’s overall appearance. If you feel you have an excessively full or “double chin,” despite being at a healthy weight, liposuction of the neck can help you achieve better a better defined, more graceful neckline by permanently removing excess fat.
Liposuction of the neck can remove excess fat, but it can’t significantly improve sagging skin. So, the typical neck liposuction patient will be younger, usually in his or her 20’s through 50’s. Younger patients generally have good skin elasticity, which is necessary for the skin to contract smoothly and evenly after a liposuction procedure.
For most patients, neck liposuction is a fairly quick procedure and, in some cases, can be performed using local anesthesia. The surgeon makes 1 or 2 tiny incisions, concealed beneath the chin, or behind the ears and inserts a small liposuction cannula, removing excess fat and sculpting a natural contour of the chin and neck. Following the procedure, patients typically wear a special supportive chin strap for about 3-5 days, and they can usually return to work within 1 week. Most patients are able to return to full activity after about 2 weeks, and it is typical to experience some swelling and bruising after neck liposuction; this should subside during the first 10 to 14 days after surgery.