Neck liposuction

Neck liposuction is a suitable solution for men and women who are wishing to remove fat in the chin and jowls. Neck liposuction is considered to be a good alternative to facelift surgery, as the procedure has fewer complications and scars, and has a quicker recovery period. Neck liposuction will provide a more natural looking appearance when compared to a facelift.

Neck liposuction involves the removal of fat from below the jaw, as well as in the jowls and cheeks. Excess fat in these areas often makes a person look older and chubby. Liposuction is considered a safe solution to the problem.

AT A GLANCE

Anaesthesia type: Local or ClearSleep

Procedure time: 2 hours

Recovery time: 2-3 days (garment worn for 2-3 weeks)

Neck liposuction is a great solution for patients who are looking to remove excess fat from around the neck and jaw area. However, this procedure is best suited for those who still have relatively good skin elasticity, and do not have saggy, excess skin.

For patients who are older who have become worried about excess, saggy skin and wish to achieve a more youthful look, undergoing a necklift is a more suitable option. This is a minimally invasive technique that allows patients to have excess tissue removed, in order to achieve a more defined contour of the neck.

While these two procedures can be performed separately if desired the two can be combined in order to achieve the best results.

All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with neck liposuction surgery.

Suitable candidates for neck liposuction include those who:

  • Have excess fat in their neck, jawls and cheeks.
  • Have skin elasticity
  • Are in good physical health

Those who do not have skin elasticity, which is often a result of ageing, are still considered suitable for the procedure. However, they may not achieve the same results as younger patients.

Centre For Surgery does not offer this procedure to patients below the age of 18.

The consultation begins by having an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns and expectations about the neck liposuction procedure with your surgeon, and ask any relevant questions you may have.

The surgeon will:

  1. Take a focused history and examine you
  2. Explain the neck liposuction procedure
  3. Take your needs and preferences into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment option for you

A neck liposuction surgeon can be either from a plastic surgery, ENT surgery or maxillofacial surgery background. All three specialities are fully trained to perform neck liposuction.

Tumescent anaesthesia is used to numb the neck area. Tiny incisions are made behind the ears and liposuction is used to remove the correct amount of fat. No stitches are required and a compression garment is worn for four weeks to improve healing.

After the neck liposuction, you may notice some bruising, swelling and tenderness. This can be treated with ice packs and, if necessary, paid medication.

Patients can return to work in two or three days. You will be a given a garment which you will be required to wear at all times except when washing. The garment should be worn for four weeks total.

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Neck Liposuction FAQS

What should I do before the neck liposuction procedure?

Refrain from smoking

Stop certain medications which increase the risk of bleeding

Use an antiseptic wash to reduce the risk of infection

What does neck liposuction involve?

Tumescent anaesthesia is used to numb the neck area. Tiny incisions are made behind the ears and liposuction is used to remove the correct amount of fat. No stitches are required and a compression garment is worn for four weeks to improve healing.

What is the recovery period like?

Patients can return to work in two or three days. The garment should be worn for 4 weeks total.

What are the risks associated with neck liposuction?

Infection and bleeding are very rare complications of neck liposuction.

Is neck liposuction a day procedure?

Yes. You will be able to return home once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.

How long will I have to take off work?

You will need to take at least two to three days off work.

Will I have to wear a compression garment?

You will be required to wear a compression garment for four weeks following the neck liposuction. You will need to wear the garment at all times except when washing. The garment will help to reduce swelling and bruising and ensure the neck stays in the best possible shape.

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