In general, neck liposuction works best when the patient wants to get rid of a double chin or reduce the full look of the under-chin area. Neck liposuction also works well when the patient wants to refine their jawline in order to make their facial features appear more balanced. The results are usually permanent, although the patient must maintain a stable weight after the surgery. While liposuction is not a substitute for a proper diet and exercise, it can help eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that remain even after weight loss.
Patients who opt for neck liposuction need to be healthy physically and mentally. Patients who have heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, poor blood circulation or have had previous surgery around the neck and chin may be considered riskier than others. However, patients also need to be psychologically stable and make sure their expectations are realistic. The skin needs to be relatively firm as well. While neck liposuction can alter a patient’s appearance, sometimes drastically, it cannot completely change the overall appearance and some patients do choose to combine procedures in order to achieve the best possible aesthetic result.
Are There Any Risks With Neck Liposuction?
As with all procedures, neck liposuction does present some risks. Among the potential risks of neck liposuction is the potential for an irregular procedure, which can result in “ruffles” under the neck, or the potential for nerve damage, which may lead to an irregular smile. The neck may also be over-suctioned, resulting in a divot. While these risks might be concerning, it is worth pointing out that neck liposuction is one of the most common facial cosmetic surgery procedures, and in the hands of a highly skilled and experienced surgeon, your chances of complication are greatly minimized. The procedure itself only takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Mistakes are generally uncommon, and can certainly be minimized when the procedure is done by a knowledgeable and experienced surgeon such as Dr. Philip Solomon, Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon practicing Facial Plastic Surgery, who has nearly 20 years of experience as well advanced training in this procedure. The level of success with neck liposuction is often dependent on which aspect of a candidate’s neck are most prominent.
The First Steps To Achieving A Contoured Neck
When you meet with Dr. Solomon, he will work with you and listen to your unique, aesthetic goals. He will review the available options with you in order to improve your neck contour. Dr. Solomon takes an individualized approach with each and every one of his patients. Dr. Solomon will take photographs of your neck and examine them thoroughly with an eye towards achieving your goals. He will also evaluate your overall health and your medical history to discover any pre-existing health conditions that may impact your neck liposuction procedure. Once this is done, he will recommend a course of treatment and discuss in detail with you how that treatment will help you to achieve the goals you have for your appearance. Depending on your goals, he may also offer other procedures that may be more beneficial for you in order to achieve the desired results you want.
Remember to discuss exactly what your goals are, and be sure to address any concerns you may have regarding this procedure. Dr. Solomon will be happy to listen to any questions you may have, and he will be more than happy to give you all the information you need so that you can make an educated decision that is right for you.
Once you have decided on a facial cosmetic procedure, Dr. Solomon will give you very specific instructions concerning what you should do to prepare. There may be specific tests needed prior to the procedure such as blood tests to ensure your safety. You should also avoid taking any anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin and herbal supplements that thin the blood as they may increase bleeding during the surgery. In order to ensure the safety of all his patients and to obtain the best possible outcome and support the healing process the preparation instructions should be followed.
This is also a good time to start preparing for your post-surgery recovery. Make sure you have a friend or family member to drive you to the surgery and take you home afterward. You may also need to arrange for someone to come check on you for the first day or two after your neck liposuction.