Neck liposuction can help to achieve a well-sculpted and defined jawline. Using the facial liposuction technique, Dr. Leo Farrell can remove excess deposits of fat to give you a younger, healthier appearance. This procedure can be especially beneficial for treating problems such as a double chin or a lax jawline.
Who is a Candidate for Neck Liposuction?
Neck liposuction is beneficial for healthy adults for whom excess fat beneath the chin has become problematic. Surgeons generally approve liposuction for patients who are in good health and have excess fatty tissue that is obstructing ideal facial contours. The happiest patients are those who have a good body image before surgery and who understand the scope of this procedure. It is performed to reduce unwanted fat. Patients who also have poor skin elasticity may choose to have a neck lift to tighten lax skin. To see how it can help sculpt your lower face, contact us for a consultation with Dr. Leo Farrell.
What is the Difference Between Neck Liposuction and Traditional Liposuction?
Neck liposuction similar to traditional liposuction. The primary difference is that the surgeon is focusing on a small treatment area when performing this procedure to remove excess fat. One benefit of neck liposuction as an independent procedure is that minimally-invasive surgery is frequently performed under local anesthesia. This technique can shorten the time needed to recover and minimize surgical side effects to temporary bruising and swelling.
How is Neck Liposuction Performed?
You will have a private consultation with Dr. Farrell to determine the best treatment plan for your procedure. He will observe the current condition of your face to determine where liposuction will need to be performed and how much fat should be removed. Dr. Farrell is experienced in removing just the right amount of fat for each patient to achieve their desired outcome while also maintaining a natural appearance.
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How Long Does It Take?
Due to the size of the targeted treatment area, neck liposuction may be done in less than an hour. Patients sometimes choose to combine procedures to sculpt the lower face and jawline, or decide to have liposuction performed on more than one area. After consulting with you, Dr. Leo Farrell will have an accurate estimate regarding the duration of your procedure. Before your surgery day you will have an estimate to give to your designated escort who will drive you home after your surgery.
When Will You Notice Your Results?
The results will be noticeable immediately following your procedure with Dr. Farrell. You may experience some bruising or swelling at first, but this will fade over the next few days. As your face heals, you will notice a more well-defined neck and jawline. Patients are often thrilled with their slimmer facial appearance and may look several years younger.
What is Recovery Like After Neck Liposuction?
It is considered a conservative, minimally invasive procedure. When performed as the only contouring technique, neck liposuction results in few side effects. After surgery, the objective is to minimize swelling and bruising. This is accomplished with rest and moderate activity restrictions. Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity such as running and lifting heavy objects for up to several weeks. As healing progresses, the surgeon may lift certain restrictions as is appropriate.
Patients may find that their recovery is better if they drink plenty of water every day, eat a nutritious diet, and walk regularly. It is one of the most conservative plastic surgery procedures and is relatively gentle on the body. However, there is still recovery that needs to happen. Tissue healing can be promoted with fresh fruits and vegetables that contain nutrients like beta carotene and antioxidants.
Is Neck Liposuction Painful?
Patient comfort is important to us. As a stand-alone procedure may be performed under local anesthesia with sedation. When combined with additional procedures like facelift surgery, Dr. Farrell may perform surgery under general anesthesia. Patients may also receive prescription pain medication to help alleviate the soreness and tenderness that may occur after surgery.
What Are The Potential Risks
It is a conservative, minimally invasive contouring technique. It is still a surgical procedure. Complications after neck liposuction are uncommon. That said, patients must understand the importance of following pre- and postoperative instructions that facilitate proper healing. Risks associated with neck liposuction include infection and bleeding and swelling, or bumps and irregularities in skin texture. Patients can reduce these risks by following their surgeon’s recommendations after neck liposuction.
Getting Started with Neck Liposuction
For more information on neck liposuction or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Leo Farrell, please contact Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
To get started with Neck Liposuction in Mechanicsburg, contact Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center today.