Neck Liposuction - A procedure to remove excess fat in the neck area using suction.
- Liposuction of Chin
Courtesy of Dr. Aric Eckhardt
What should I expect?
Neck liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis and is best suited for a patient that has mostly excess fat but minimal excess skin in their neck. Whether your neck is mostly excess fat or excess skin can be determined and discussed with your doctor. If you are a candidate for neck liposuction, you can expect a very small incision in an inconspicuous place. If you are relatively young with good elastic recoil in your skin, your skin will tighten after the excess fat is removed. Natural looking results with minimal scarring are achieved in most patients. Most patients will need to wear a head/neck garment after the procedure to improve the contour results of the neck.
How should I prepare?
Refrain from taking aspirin, ibuprofen and some herbal supplements before surgery as these may increase bleeding. It is best to stop smoking several weeks before and after your procedure. Any form of nicotine may cause problems during the healing process.
What are the risks?
As with any surgery, there are always risks of unwanted scarring, infection or bleeding. However, these risks are minimal with neck liposuction. The major potential downside is contour irregularities to the neck after liposuction. This can be corrected with revision liposuction or fat injections in subsequent procedures.
How do I ensure my safety?
Be sure you have this procedure performed by an appropriately trained plastic surgeon in an accredited facility. Also, ask to see photos of previous results.
What will recovery be like?
In most cases, liposuction takes about an hour to perform. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and often times the patient is home within hours of the surgery. Bruising and swelling are to be expected, however should fade away completely after 3 weeks. Patients are able to return to work and resume normal activities within a week. While patients are able to return to work, they should keep in mind that a bandage around their neck or head is necessary to the healing process for several weeks after the procedure. Any sutures or stitches applied to the incision site will be removed within a week to 10 days. During the recovery time, the patient will experience soreness and slight stiffness of the neck, however this will disappear once the healing is complete. In the event that a very large amount of fat is removed, additional anesthesia may be necessary to remove any excess skin that is left behind after the fat has been removed.
How much does it cost?
In the United States, the average cost of neck liposuction is $4,506, according to BuildMyBod's 2020 Plastic Surgery Pricing Report.This includes costs of anesthesia, operating room facilities, and other related fees.
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