Healthy lifestyle choices and quality self-care practices can go a long way toward helping you feel great and look your best. But when certain parts of your body won’t respond to diet and exercise, sleep, or nutrient-rich skincare products, you may need help to achieve your aesthetic goals. For instance, fat that accumulates in the neck area and below the chin can be quite difficult to eliminate on your own, but with the help of a simple neck liposuction procedure by an experienced plastic surgeon, you can achieve a slimmer and more elegant neck and jawline. Here’s what you need to know.
What is neck liposuction?
Neck liposuction is an outpatient procedure that creates youthful contours in the neck and lower face area by eliminating excess fat from the neck and beneath the jaw. Neck liposuction can improve the appearance of a double chin, refine the jawline, slim down the neck, and bring harmony and balance to the facial features. Good candidates for liposuction of the neck have excess fat in the neck and chin area as well as adequate skin elasticity and muscle tone. Those with lax skin or muscle tone may need an additional neck lift procedure to tighten and lift the skin after the fat has been removed.
What happens during neck liposuction?
The procedure for neck liposuction is fairly straightforward, but it does require a high level of skill and expertise in order to get the most exquisite results. At Feel Beautiful in San Diego, Dr. Laverson not only has the skill and experience to create elegant contours, but he also uses state-of-the-art equipment and takes ample time to ensure that every single neck liposuction surgery is done with care and precision.
Dr. Laverson begins the liposuction procedure by marking the treatment area for maximum accuracy. Depending on the scope of the treatment, the amount of fat to be removed, and other factors, he arranges for local anesthesia, with or without IV sedation. General anesthesia is also available. Once the patient is settled and comfortable, Dr. Laverson makes one or two small incisions concealed beneath the chin or behind the ears. Next, he inserts a thin instrument through the incisions and injects a solution that helps to minimize bleeding and further numb the area. He then uses a device with a small hollow wand (a cannula) and a mechanical pump to break through the tough connective tissue and suction out the fat.
Dr. Laverson may change cannulas depending whether he is debulking the submental fat or sculpting the neck and jaw contours. After completing the treatment, he closes the incisions with fine, discreet stitches and surgical adhesives and skin tape.
In Dr. Laverson’s practice, every procedure is prepared with meticulous accuracy, performed with technical wizardry, and undertaken with intense, continuous focus from beginning to end.
Neck lift vs neck liposuction
Neck liposuction and neck lift are two different neck contouring procedures that result in a more attractive, youthful neck and jawline. Each of the two procedures takes a different surgical approach, depending on the needs of the patient as well as the condition of their skin and muscle. Here’s a brief overview of neck liposuction vs neck lift and how the two compare.
- Corrects double chin and neck banding
- Involves the removal of excess fat
- Slims the neck and contours the jaw for a slimmer more youthful profile
- Does not address sagging skin
- Candidates tend to be a little younger than neck lift candidates
- Candidates have more elastic skin than neck lift candidates
- Minimally invasive surgery, short incisions
- Generally done in under an hour
- Recovery for light work or activities in 3-4 days
- Corrects turkey neck, jowling, and neck banding
- Involves the removal of sagging skin
- May require liposuction as well
- Lifts and tightens the neck for a smoother neck and more youthful profile
- Candidates tend to be on average a little older than neck liposuction candidates
- Candidates tend to have more lax skin than neck liposuction candidates
- More extensive surgery than neck liposuction
- Generally done in 1-3 hours
- Recovery for light work or activities in 2 weeks
Both neck lift San Diego and neck liposuction can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as additional liposuction of the arms, belly, and thighs for more dramatic body contouring, or with chin augmentation, brow lift, or otoplasty for complete neck and facial rejuvenation.
Achieve elegant, youthful neck contours at Feel Beautiful today
If you are bothered by excess fat in the neck area or beneath your jaw, you may be a good candidate for neck liposuction. During your in-office consultation with Dr. Laverson plastic surgeon in San Diego, he’ll examine your neck and explain the best approach for improving your neck and jaw definition. Dr. Laverson will answer your questions, listen to your concerns, and help you understand what to expect from your neck liposuction procedure. Every patient is unique, and each neck liposuction is individually planned and performed to achieve the most attractive, confidence-boosting results. Call Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery at (858)295-4001 to schedule your neck liposuction consultation with Dr. Laverson today.