Neck liposuction is a permanent fat reduction procedure that targets unwanted fat on the neck, chin and jawline to improve lower face and neck contours and get rid of a double chin. Excess neck and chin fat is often hereditary and cannot be addressed through any means other than liposuction.
Who Is a Candidate for Neck Liposuction?
Stubborn fat deposits in the chin and neck area that persist despite diet and exercise can make the face appear aged and mismatched with the rest of the body. Men and women who want to restore a more youthful and fit appearance to their lower face and neck may be good candidates for neck liposuction, provided they are in good health, are non-smokers and have achieved a stable weight in a healthy range for their height.
During your consultation with Nacogdoches plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Wittpenn, he will review your medical history and assess whether neck liposuction will help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Depending on what you wish to accomplish with cosmetic surgery, Dr. Wittpenn may also suggest other lower face and neck contouring procedures in addition to or instead of neck liposuction. A neck lift or chin implant is sometimes used along with neck liposuction to further improve contours if loose, extra neck skin (known as a turkey gobbler) or a weak chin is contributing to a patient’s lack of definition in the neck and lower face.
What Is Involved in the Neck Liposuction Procedure?
Standard tumescent liposuction of the neck and below the chin can typically be performed with local anesthesia and mild sedation. VASER Liposuction may also be used to remove fat from the neck. With either procedure, fat cells are gently disrupted and removed from the neck through tiny incisions with a suction device called a cannula.
A chin strap may be worn only at night or when it is convenient for a few weeks after neck liposuction to reduce swelling and provide additional support to the area. Many patients can often drive themselves home after neck liposuction and return to work only a few days later, as the procedure is minimally invasive and requires very little downtime.
Contact New Horizons Plastic Surgery
If you’re seriously considering neck liposuction to get rid of a double chin or improve lower face and jawline contours, contact New Horizons Plastic Surgery at (936) 564-3744 to schedule a consultation and find out if neck liposuction is right for you. Men and women from cities all over eastern Texas and western Louisiana, including Lufkin, Huntsville, Tyler and Shreveport, visit New Horizons Plastic Surgery in Nacogdoches for neck liposuction because Dr. Wittpenn delivers excellent results and patient care.