Q – What is neck liposuction?
Neck liposuction, also referred to as liposculpture, is a plastic surgery procedure which sculpts the neck and jawline by removing excess fat.
Q – Who is a good candidate for neck liposuction?
Men and women who are healthy and have good skin tone but are looking to improve the appearance of excess fat in the neck and jaw areas may be good candidates for neck liposuction.
Q – What happens at a consultation for neck liposuction?
During the consultation with Dr. Schwartz you will discuss what it is that you dislike about your neck and what you hope to achieve through surgery. Your neck and skin will be examined, a thorough medical history taken, and your options discussed. All details of the neck liposuction procedure will be explained and any questions or concerns that you may have will be addressed.
Q – Where does the neck liposuction procedure take place?
Dr. Schwartz performs neck liposuction in his office-based surgical facility.
Q – What anesthesia is used for neck liposuction?
Dr. Schwartz performs neck liposuction with local anesthesia or IV sedation.
Q – How is the neck liposuction procedure performed?
Once anesthesia is administered, a tiny, hidden incision is made in the neck area. Excess fat is then suctioned out using a small cannula.
Q – How long does the neck liposuction procedure take to perform?
Neck liposuction usually takes thirty minutes to one hour to perform.
Q – Will I have scars after undergoing neck liposuction?
The incision made for neck liposuction is a tiny, hidden incisions that results in a well-concealed imperceptible scar.
Q – Will I experience any pain after undergoing neck liposuction?
Any discomfort that patients experience after neck liposuction is generally minimal and can be managed with medication.
Q – What can I expect the recovery to be like after my neck liposuction procedure?
Patients can expect a recovery time of about two to four days after the neck liposuction procedure. Temporary bruising, swelling, and numbness may occur. Discomfort is generally minimal and can be managed with medication. Work can be resumed within two to four days, and the stitches are removed after five days. Strenuous activities should be avoided for about two weeks.
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my neck liposuction procedure?
Patients can usually return to work in about two to four days after the neck liposuction procedure.
Q – When will I be able to exercise after my neck liposuction procedure?
Exercise and other strenuous activities may need to be postponed for at least two weeks after the neck liposuction procedure.
Q – When are the stitches removed after the neck liposuction procedure?
The stitches are removed in about five days after the neck liposuction procedure.
Q – What are the risks of neck liposuction?
As with all types of surgery, there are potential risks associated with neck liposuction and these may include adverse anesthesia reactions, asymmetry, bagginess or rippling of the skin, fluid retention or fluid loss, infection, pigmentation changes, and skin injury.
Q – Is neck liposuction covered by insurance?
Neck liposuction procedure that are performed for cosmetic reasons are generally not covered by insurance, though patients should consult with their own insurance carrier.
Q – Can the neck liposuction procedure be financed?
There are financing options available for many plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures.