An elegant neckline can make a noticeable difference to your overall appearance. This is especially true for those struggling with a thick neck or “double chin.” If you’re looking to streamline the appearance of your neck, neck liposuction is an effective cosmetic procedure to consider.
What Is Neck Liposuction?
Neck liposuction is a procedure involving the use of a small tube. Called a cannula, this tube is inserted beneath the skin on the neck through a small incision. With vacuum suction, excess fat is removed from the neck. Once the fat has been removed, the incision is closed with small sutures.
The incision made in neck liposuction is small to reduce scarring. But after the procedure, you may experience some bruising around the treatment area. This bruising will fade within a few days.
Neck liposuction is typically completed in just 30 minutes. Around five days to a week after the procedure, most patients resume their regular schedules.
Who Should Consider Neck Liposuction?
Neck liposuction is used to remove excess fat in the neck area. However, excess skin isn’t removed during this procedure, so those who are experiencing a sagging neck due to excess skin should consider other cosmetic procedures for the neck, such as a neck lift.
Patients with relatively firm and elastic skin are the best candidates for neck liposuction. Having good skin elasticity makes it more likely that the skin will shrink and form to the neck’s new shape after fat is removed through liposuction. When the skin lies evenly over the new neck shape, you’ll enjoy a smooth, graceful neck line.
What Are the Benefits of Neck Liposuction?
- Neck liposuction can sharpen the jawline to make the chin appear more defined. With a more defined chin, the facial features can be brought into proportion.
- Neck liposuction can remove excess fat beneath the chin (also called a double chin).
- So long as you maintain a healthy weight, the results of neck liposuction are permanent.
- To more greatly improve the contours of the face, neck liposuction may be combined with other cosmetic procedures including nose or chin surgery.
If you’re curious about the benefits that neck liposuction could provide to your appearance, contact us today for a consultation.