Neck liposuction removes fat from under the chin and jaw with small incision behind the ears and under the chin. It is a great way to remove excess fat and give a slimmer and youthful appearance to the face. If you have extra fat under you chin, and you would like to have a more defined jawline, neck liposuction can be a great treatment for you. The skin tightens underneath the chin and jaw. If you have a lot of extra skin, you will need a facelift to get rid of that skin.
Benefits of neck liposuction
- Gets rid of fat under the chin and jaw
- Gives a better and more visible jaw angle
- Jowls can be liposuctioned at the same time
Recovery After neck liposuction
Immediate: you should see the results right away. You will be given an neck garment to wear for about a week. You should wear it as much as possible to keep the swelling down. You can get back to your regular activities the same day or next day, given that you wear the neck garment.
1 week: you will come in for follow up. At this point the swelling will be improving. There might be some minor bruising.
1 month: 90 percent of final outcome will be visible, but there will be some swelling.
6months-1 years: you will continue to have improvement as the swelling slowly resolves.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can neck liposuction be done under local anesthesia?
Yes, you it can. It takes about half an hour, with minimal discomfort.
What are the alternatives to the neck liposuction?
Kybella injections can be an alternative. However, kybella treatments also take about the same amount of time for each session, and requires multiple sessions. The results after liposuction are usually more drastic.
How long do I have to wear the compression garment?
It is recommended all day every day for the first week, and then at night. The more you wear it the faster the swelling will dissipate.