Who is a candidate for neck liposuction?
- Patients who have excess fat around the neck and jawline are candidates for neck liposuction.
- Those who would like to accentuate jawline definition are candidates for chin lipo. The jawline, neck, and chin are the common treatment areas.
Most neck liposuction patients are close to their ideal weight and are looking to achieve long-lasting enhancements to neck contours.
Advanced chin liposuction techniques now allow for more efficient fat removal.
Intended Results from Neck Liposuction
Neck liposuction is intended to achieve long-lasting enhancements to the contours and proportions of your neck and jawline to give you a more flattering facial profile.
Chin Liposuction Procedure Description
Chin liposuction is done on an out-patient basis using general anesthesia to ensure patient safety and comfort in the hospital or out-patient surgery center. If neck lipo is performed at The Brandow Clinic, a local anesthetic will be utilized. A certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Kirk Brandow, will insert tiny cannulas beneath the skin through very small incisions placed in inconspicuous locations around the neck. Unwanted fat is then removed to enhance contours.
Recuperation and Healing from Neck Liposuction
Following neck liposuction, the patient returns home with a compression garment (an exercise unitard that covers the treated areas following your surgery). The compression garment is advised for about a month as it can reduce swelling and ensure optimal healing. Initial discomfort from neck lipo is easily controlled with oral medication. Bruising and swelling usually subside in 2-4 weeks. The final result takes shape over 2-9 months.
Other Options to Enhance the Results of Chin Liposuction
Additional procedures that may enhance the result of chin liposuction are Facelift Surgery, Chin Implants, Eyelid Surgery, and Forehead Lift Surgery.
Neck liposuction is considered a cosmetic procedure and is therefore not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
The specific risks and the suitably of undergoing chin lipo for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. It is important to note that all surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally, but major complications are rare.