Excess fat in the neck region can lead you to feel less than confident in your appearance. Luckily with the help of Bluewater Plastic Surgery, you can achieve a defined, more desirable neckline by permanently removing that excess fat.
Depending on your age and desired results, neck liposuction can be used as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with a necklift. For most patients, neck liposuction is a quick procedure and, in some cases, can be performed using local anesthesia. For liposuction alone, the incisions made are so small that they don’t even need to be stitched after the procedure is done.
Your age can play an important role in deciding which procedure is right for you. For younger patients, neck liposuction may be enough to achieve desired results since the skin is young and has high elasticity. On the other hand, a neck lift can help address sagging skin after the excess fat is removed if the skin is not elastic enough to improve on its own.
Overall, a smooth and contoured neckline can portray a more youthful appearance that serves to enhance our patients’ self-confidence.
After the completion of the liposuction procedure, we typically recommend that patients wear a supportive chin strap for the first three to five days and stay home from work for at least a week. For patients that participate in physical activity, we recommend refraining for at least two weeks as it is very normal to experience some swelling and bruising after the procedure. After two weeks, patients are usually able to return to their normal activities without restriction.
When choosing a plastic surgeon to complete your neck liposuction procedure, it is important to ask about their credentials and their experience with the techniques they will be using. Bluewater Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Clark is an active member of two prestigious professional societies for board-certified plastic surgeons: the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He has completed many successful neck liposuctions and necklifts and has a large collection of pleased patients. Check out our before and after gallery to view the amazing results that you too could enjoy with minimal down time!