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Neck Lift

Neck Liposuction Surgery – Fat Removal – San Antonio, TX *

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Overview

Excessive fat can develop anywhere on the body, including in the neck and chin region, which can be corrected with neck liposuction. In this surgery, the talented cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Chan, at STARS Plastic Surgery will use a specialized steel tube with an attached suctioning device to remove the fat under the chin. In the aftermath, the neck is slimmer and more toned, creating a sleeker, more distinctive profile. Further, a double chin is erased, leading to a smoother look. Neck liposuction is effective for aging patients to help them achieve a younger look.

Surgical Technique

During a neck liposuction procedure, a tiny incision is made underneath the chin and a small cannula is inserted so that excess fat deposits can be suctioned. After the desired amount of fat has been removed, small sutures will close the incisions. This procedure leaves minimal scarring. A number of surgeons prefer to use the tumescent liposuction technique (“superwet”), which includes a numbing solution that is combined with a substance that helps control bleeding.

Neck Lift

As a supplementary procedure with neck liposuction, a neck lift will correct any loose skin by removing the excess folds and tightening the underlying tissues and remaining skin with sutures. Incisions are placed on the underside of the chin or along the natural neck crease so that scars are not evident when the wounds heal. A neck lift reshapes the neck to create a stronger facial profile. 

During/After Surgery

Neck liposuction surgery is always performed in an accredited surgical clinic with the use of general anesthesia. It is typically an outpatient procedure, but patients are advised to have someone stay with them for at least the first 24 hours. It is important to avoid putting any pressure on the neck and patients will be advised to sleep sitting up for a few days. A restricted diet will also be required to help aid healing. The results are often obvious immediately after surgery with optimal improvement seen after a few months.

Neck Liposuction FAQs

Noticeable Scars?

One of the advantages of liposuction of the neck is that it is minimally invasive and the incisions are just enough to insert a small cannula. Therefore, when the incision does heal, the scars are barely noticeable. Additionally, they are placed in areas where they can easily be concealed. 

How Much Fat?

Neck liposuction generally targets smaller areas of fat compared to other parts of the body where liposuction is desired. The surgeon will continue to suction fat cells until the desired outcome as been attained.

Are Results Long Term?

Liposuction greatly removes the exisisting fat tissue, but new fat tissues can develop. When proper diet and regular exercise are neglected, weight gain will most likely compromise the results of the liposuction. Results may be long term depending on the patient’s weight maintenance.

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