Neck liposuction surgery removes fat from the neck through a tiny incision just below the chin. This surgery is perfect for those who wish to have a thinner, more defined neck, free of creases and folds. During this procedure, extra fat is trimmed away from the neck and the skin is pulled tightly to give patients a beautifully smooth neck. Irvine Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marguerite Bernett highly encourages potential patients to contact her at one of her 3 Southern California offices to discuss the benefits of neck liposuction and if you are a good candidate for this surgery.
During neck liposuction, a small cannula is used to gently remove fat. It is placed into the skin through a small incision that is made just below the chin. The incision location makes scarring almost completely invisible. Most surgeons use the tumescent (“superwet”) liposuction technique during neck liposuction. The neck will be massaged while the fat is being removed to ensure that all fatty pockets have been addressed and that the neck has a smooth contour. While this aspect of the surgery is usually all that is required, some patients will have loose skin and the surgeon will remove this skin at this time to create a tight appearance. If this takes place, additional incisions are made near the ears to allow the surgeon access to the neck muscles. At this time, excess skin will be trimmed away, and the underlying muscles tightened.
Neck liposuction surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It is a relatively straightforward surgery that takes just about an hour to complete. Patients will be sent home wearing a compression garment to control bleeding, bruising and swelling. The results from neck liposuction will be seen immediately. The swelling and bruising are generally gone within 1-2 weeks and most patients can resume normal activities within about 7-10 days. Patients who have a neck lift in combination with liposuction will have a longer recovery. The results from this surgery can be very transforming, creating a slimmer, smoother neck appearance almost instantly.
The average price for neck liposuction surgery ranges between $2,000-$4,500. This cost will increase if other procedures are combined, such as a lift or chin augmentation. During the consultation, the treatment plan will be discussed in detail, including all pricing.
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Liposuction is one of the most common ways to reduce unwanted fat on the body. Some of our patients come to our plastic surgery office for major liposuction fat removal, while others simply need smaller changes that occur in areas such as the neck. The removal of fatty neck tissue, while small in some cases, can result in outstanding outcomes in appearance. If you have pesky pockets of fat under your chin or on your neck, call us today to make a consultation and we will be happy to discuss all of the options available to you.