Neck Liposculpture (neck liposuction) is a procedure designed to improve the underlying structure by removing fat through liposuction. It’s a permanent procedure, but patients who undergo it must be careful not to gain weight back to maintain the slimmer appearance of the neck. Learn more about the procedure through the following commonly asked questions.
What Does Neck Liposuction Improve?
The goal of neck liposuction is to sculpt the neck and jawline by removing excess fat. This is a surgical procedure, so you have to go into it with realistic expectations and the knowledge that any surgery has risks. Neck liposuction does not remove wrinkles or creases caused by loose skin. If you have loose skin on your neck that needs addressing, a neck lift is recommended.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The ideal candidate for neck liposuction is one who is healthy and has good skin elasticity. It is important to share your medical history with your facial plastic surgeon. Leaving out any details, such as past reactions to anesthesia, can put your procedure and your life at risk. It’s always best to be completely honest, even if it increases the risk that your plastic surgeon will decide you’re not a good candidate.
What Should I Expect During the Consultation?
During your neck liposuction consultation, your facial plastic surgeon goes over your complete medical history. The structure of your neck is viewed and the procedure is discussed. During this appointment, you will ask questions, learn the pricing, and go over exactly what happens during and after the surgery.
What Happens During Liposculpture?
The day of your surgery, the anesthesiologist administers IV sedation or local anesthesia. Once this medication is working, the facial plastic surgeon makes a small incision in your neck. The incision is concealed in less conspicuous areas to make any scar easy to hide. A device known as a cannula is inserted through the incision and directed to areas with excess fat. The cannula is attached to a suction device that draws that fat from your body. Plan for liposculpture to take 30 to 60 minutes.
How Much Pain or Discomfort Will I Experience After the Procedure?
Following neck liposuction, your discomfort is minimal. Bruising and swelling are the most common complaints, and they are treated through medications and practices your surgeon recommends. You may also experience some numbness in the neck area, but this is also temporary.
How Long Does the Recovery Take?
Generally, you’ll be back to most activities, including work, within two to four days. Five days following your neck liposuction, the stitches come out. You do need to refrain from strenuous activities for approximately two weeks.
Learn more about neck liposuction by reading Dr. Michael Schwartz’s liposculpture FAQs. Dr. Schwartz is a West Palm Beach facial plastic surgeon who holds board certification in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology.
He has more than 24 years of experience in surgery, including neck liposuction. Arrange your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by calling 561-228-5888.