Neck Liposuction New Jersey
The upper neck / under chin region can be a trouble area for many people as it tends to accumulate fat, leading to what is often called a “Double Chin”. This can be a difficult and stubborn for fat reduction, even when people lose weight. Liposuction is a minimally invasive method for “spot reduction” as it removes fat in the targeted region.
|PATIENT GOALS:||Remove a Double Chin|
|SURGICAL GOALS:||Suction excess fat and contour the neck / jawline|
|ANESTHESIA / SURGICAL LOCATION OPTIONS||Local (In Office) Local with IV Sedation (Hospital or Surgery Center) General (Hospital or Surgery Center)|
|PROCEDURE LENGTH||1 Hour|
|RECOVERY TIME||1 Week|
|PAIN LEVEL||Mild to Low Moderate|
Neck Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions
What Can Be Achieved With Neck Liposuction?
The neck helps define the lower boundary of the face. When there is excess fat in the chin region, this boundary is not clear and the whole face appears more rounded and heavier. By removing the extra fat, we define the neck and jawline region, improving lower facial contour and the overall facial shape.
How Is Neck Liposuction Performed?
A special solution is injected under the skin. This is made mostly from saline and lidocaine (numbing) but also has epinephrine to help shrink blood vessels. A small scalpel is used to make 3 very small incisions (1cm), placing on under the chin and one on either side of the neck. These heal very well.
The liposuction cannula is inserted through these incisions, removing the excess fat. The neck is numb and patients do not feel pain.
What Is the Recovery After Neck Liposuction?
Fat reduction is immediate, but results can be initially obscured by swelling during the first few days to 1 week, during which time patients may have swelling that resembles their presurgical appearance. This reduces significantly, and patients start to notices results toward the end of the first week. These continue to improve during week 2, with milder improvements in the following weeks.
There is a mild to moderate amount of soreness the week after the procedure. Bruising varies from a few small areas to several larger patches throughout the neck. This typically fades during the first week.
A compression dressing is worn throughout the day for the first 3-5 days, then nightly for another 1 week.
Depending on the extent of the procedure, patient’s recovery abilities and their occupation, most will be able to return to work after 3-7 days.
What Are the Alternatives to Neck Liposuction?
Kybella is a medication that can be injected directly into the fatty areas to help eliminate fat cells. It is faster and easier to perform than liposuction, but often requires more than one treatment, and the results vary among individuals. The is not without a recovery period as there is swelling for 1-2 weeks after the procedure, but patient can often return to work sooner and do not have to wear a compression dressing. Subsequent treatments are performed approximately 6 weeks apart.