Over time and with weight gain, fat accumulates under the chin and in the neck. Sometimes this fat is stubborn and doesn't go away even with weight loss. Portland facial plastic surgeon Deniz Gerecci, MD can perform neck liposuction to help decrease areas of fat and fullness. This leads to an improved neck and jawline contour
Office or Surgery Center
Local, Sedation, or General
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR NECK LIPOSUCTION?
Neck liposuction is the best method to remove fatty tissue that has accumulated in the neck. The procedure is designed to permanently remove fat from different compartments of the neck. A consultation can be a great opportunity to learn whether neck liposuction the most ideal treatment to help you fulfill your cosmetic goals. It is not a good option if you have lots of loose skin or muscle in your neck, or if you are wanting to improve your jowl region.
HOW IS NECK LIPOSUCTION PERFORMED?
Neck liposuction can be performed awake with local anesthetic only or with some form of sedation in the office or asleep at the surgery center. Dr. Gerecci obtains access to the fat in the neck using a small <1cm incision hidden under the chin and sometimes just under the earlobes. A liposuction cannula is used to carefully remove fat from under the skin. It is done in a gentle manner to not over-resect fat and to leave a smooth contoured neck.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER NECK LIPOSUCTION
This is an outpatient procedure. Once the procedure is complete, patients can go home with a compressive head wrap that is worn for 1 week. The sutures will remain in place for one week. Patients can expect swelling and bruising around the surgical site, which should both resolve after the first week. Makeup and skin care regimens can be restarted on day 10 after the procedure. Patients usually have minimal downtime before returning to work.
ARE THERE NONSURGICAL ALTERNATIVES TO NECK LIPOSUCTION?
Neck liposuction is a simple procedure that gives permanent results and minimal downtime. There are some injectable medications and non-surgical devices that can be used to minimize or reduce fat in the neck.
SCHEDULE YOUR NECK LIPOSUCTION CONSULTATION TODAY
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your neck liposuction with Dr. Gerecci. She can let you know if neck liposuction is the right choice for you and can recommend additional or alternative procedures and treatments to help you reach your goals.