what is neck liposuction?
When someone refers to a “double chin”, in many cases, the problem may have nothing to do with the chin, but instead lie within the neck. This exists when there are excess fats deposits that settle below the chin creating the illusion of a secondary chin. Liposuction of the neck can be a useful treatment to create a sleeker, slimmer neck and a stronger contour. Some patients will not be candidates for liposuction alone. For patients with loose and sagging skin, a neck lift using a skin removal and tightening technique may be required to achieve the desired results. In addition, some patients may benefit from a combination of both procedures.
Am I A candidate for neck liposuction?
Those likely to benefit from neck liposuction at our Pittsburgh, PA facility are women and men looking to remove excess fat from their necks to create a slimmer appearance. Both small or large pockets of fat can be removed. Patients who keep a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and regular exercise are most likely to see long-lasting results. If you also have excess or sagging skin on the neck, you may be an ideal candidate for a neck lift, either alone or in conjunction with neck lipo.
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how is neck liposuction done?
During a neck liposuction procedure, a tiny incision is made underneath the chin and a small cannula is inserted so that excess fat deposits can be suctioned. After the desired amount of fat has been removed, small sutures will close the incisions. This procedure leaves minimal scarring. A number of surgeons prefer to use the tumescent liposuction technique (“superwet”), which includes a numbing solution that is combined with a substance that helps control bleeding.
how long is recovery after neck liposuction?
Neck liposuction surgery is always performed in an accredited surgical clinic with the use of general anesthesia. It is typically an outpatient procedure, but patients are advised to have someone stay with them for at least the first 24 hours. It is important to avoid putting any pressure on the neck and patients will be advised to sleep sitting up for a few days. A restricted diet will also be required to help aid healing. The results are often obvious immediately after surgery with optimal improvement seen after a few months.
how much does neck liposuction cost?
On average, the cost for a neck liposuction procedure will vary between $2,000 to $6,000. Additional procedures, such as a neck lift or chin augmentation, will increase this cost. If a combination surgery is warranted, the surgical plan will be outline during the initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Neck Liposuction FAQ
One of the advantages of liposuction of the neck is that it is minimally invasive and the incisions are just enough to insert a small cannula. Therefore, when the incision does heal, the scars are barely noticeable. Additionally, they are placed in areas where they can easily be concealed.
How Much Fat?
Neck liposuction generally targets smaller areas of fat compared to other parts of the body where liposuction is desired. The surgeon will continue to suction fat cells until the desired outcome as been attained.
Are Results Long Term?
The fat tissues removed by liposuction are permanently gone. This does not mean that new fat tissues cannot develop. When proper diet and regular exercise are neglected, weight gain will most likely compromise the results of the liposuction. Results may be long term depending on the patient’s weight maintenance.