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What Is Neck Contouring Surgery?


What Is Neck Liposuction? 

Exercise and a healthy diet can help you maintain your body weight, but these traditional weight-loss methods cannot target resistant fat in isolated areas. The neck and chin, for example, are popular areas for people to store more fat than the rest of their bodies, even if they are very slim, as there is no way to target it actively.

Neck liposuction, known medically as neck lipoplasty, targets, attacks, and removes these stubborn fat cells in the neck and chin area head-on, creating a slimmer, more toned neck and jawline.

What is liposuction surgery for the neck like? After creating a minor incision beneath the chin, Dr. Liland uses a cannula (a thin suction tube) to carefully and safely remove the excess fat in this sensitive area, contouring a more defined, youthful neck. As the California Skin Institute says, fat removal involves precisely moving the cannula back and forth along the underlying structures of the neck.

Liposuction for the neck is minimally invasive, quick, and low risk. It takes about 30 minutes to an hour. Patients may remain awake during the procedure by having numbing injections in the neck area to be treated. Any discomfort patients may feel during the procedure is typically well-tolerated thanks to the numbing medication, but in some cases, patients prefer general anesthesia.

Recovery for double chin lipo is typically 3-4 weeks at maximum. By this point, most patients see reduced scarring and can resume usual activities.

Am I A Candidate For Neck Liposuction?

According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, liposuction to the neck is ideal for people with good skin elasticity, usually in the 20-50 age group.

If you relate to any of the following, you may be thrilled with your neck liposuction results:

  • You have stubborn fat in the neck and chin area that persists despite diet and exercise
  • You are at a stable weight that you can maintain long-term
  • You want to remove your stubborn double chin or thick neck caused by aging, genetics, or lifestyle choices
  • You are within a healthy BMI to undergo the procedure

Good candidates for neck lipo are also in good health and have realistic expectations of the outcome they can achieve with the procedure, the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery says.

Neck Liposuction vs. Neck Lift: Which Is Right For Me?

If you are concerned about excess fat around your neck, chin, and jawline yet still have good skin elasticity, you may benefit from liposuction for the neck area. If you also have excess, drooping skin, skin laxity, and loosened muscles, on the other hand, you may be better off with a neck lift or a combination of a neck lift and lipo. 

These two procedures combined into one surgery yield dramatic, long-lasting results as they remove excess skin and fat, tighten and reposition underlying muscles, and completely rejuvenate the appearance of the neck. Combining these procedures leads to a more defined chin and jawline and a slimmer, sculpted neck contour.

Do I Need Neck Liposuction Or Chin Liposuction?

The jawline, chin, and neck are seen as a composite anatomically by plastic surgeons, and neck liposuction typically includes addressing the chin. Usually, if you visit a plastic surgeon to have stubborn fat removed from your chin with submental liposuction, they most likely will not ignore the neck, and vice versa.

Neck liposuction and chin liposuction are renowned as excellent solutions to excess fat between the chin and collarbones. They are practically one cosmetic procedure, and one rarely ignores the other.

Other popular body contouring procedures in Dallas include stomach liposuction and arm liposuction.

If your concerns are more related to having a double chin, you may want to ask your doctor about chin lipo, and if you’re more worried about having a thick neck, you may prefer to request neck lipo. Be aware, however, that with incision placement being so convenient, you’ll likely have both taken care of with either surgery.

How Long Does Neck Liposuction Last?

Liposuction is not a weight loss solution but rather a body contouring procedure after you’ve reached your ideal weight and is used to refine your new contour. You should already be at your ideal weight before your double chin liposuction. It is essential to avoid weight fluctuations as they can negatively impact your results.

Liposuction permanently removes fat if you maintain within 15 pounds of your “post-lipo weight,” but more fat cells can grow in other body areas when you gain substantial weight.

If you have a double chin that negatively impacts how you feel about your appearance, it may disrupt your day-to-day life and the way you carry yourself. Neck liposuction can restore your confidence and improve your quality of life as it manually destroys and removes the stubborn fat you cannot ‘spot reduce’ on your own.

Most patients believe their neck liposuction results are worth the cost and downtime, thanks to the valuable benefits below:

  • Removes excess fat from the neck, creating a slimmer, more toned appearance
  • Improves the overall definition of the neck
  • Reduces thickness in the neck by addressing the bulky, aged-looking neck to create a more youthful-looking contour.
  • Removes the double-chin
  • An excellent add-on to the neck lift for comprehensive neck contouring surgery
  • Minimal downtime

If you’re in Dallas and ready to get rid of stubborn neck fat and restore the slim, contoured neck you had when you were younger, request a neck lipo consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Liland.