Neck liposuction is a relatively quick and very effective procedure to address pockets of fat that appear below the chin in the neck area.
Neck liposuction is a procedure recommended for removing small pockets of fat on the neck. Neck liposuction can be performed as a standalone procedure to reduce a double chin, or as part of your neck lift. Almost in all cases, however, skin tightening should be performed to avoid worsening or causing skin sagging.
Losing fat along your neck line is difficult, if not impossible. You may be able to see or feel excess fat on your neck, but the best way to know if neck liposuction is right for you is to meet with LSU Plastic Surgery for a consultation to learn about your anti-aging solutions for the neck area.
Neck liposuction is significantly less invasive than surgery. The incisions are used for inserting a thin, hollow tube into the fat layer and loosening/suctioning out the extra fat. The incisions are small enough to not require sutures. All incisions do cause scarring, but the scars that result from neck liposuction are very minimal and usually not seen except upon very close inspection. Most commonly neck liposuction is done in the office operating room under just local anesthesia and oral or IV sedation.
Neck liposuction recovery can take some time. For the first few days, your neck may have some swelling, tenderness and bruising. Patients typically see a significant reduction in these symptoms after the first week, and mild swelling may persist for several weeks after the procedure. If your neck liposuction is performed as part of a neck lift, recovery will be more extensive.
Neck liposuction removes fat cells from your neck and jawline, so these fat cells are considered permanently destroyed. You will, however, need to stay diligent about eating right and exercising, as you will still be vulnerable to developing new fat in the area.