Neck Liposuction

Neck Liposuction

Looking older can be caused by a number of factors, but fatty deposits which accumulate in the neck area and result in sagging skin are particularly aging. These fatty deposits seem to worsen with time and weight gain, eventually causing a rounded, double chin. Fortunately, neck liposuction can safely and quickly alter this situation so that the neck is once again sleek and slender. This procedure is usually most effective for men and women between the ages of forty and sixty. It may be performed with several other cosmetic procedures, such as an eye lift or dermal filler and delay the need for a total facelift for several years.

Preparing for Neck Liposuction

A consultation with the doctor or a staff member often precedes the scheduling of neck liposuction. During this meeting, the patient’s physical and psychological health will be evaluated to determine if he or she is a good candidate. The patient will be asked to stop smoking for several weeks prior to the surgery to make sure healing proceeds smoothly and to refrain from using any kind of medicine or herbal preparations, such as ginkgo-biloba or vitamin E, which might cause excessive bleeding during surgery. On the day of the scheduled neck liposuction, the patient should not eat or drink until after the procedure.

During the Neck Liposuction Procedure

Though surgeons differ about the most appropriate anesthetic to use for neck liposuction, most of these procedures are done using a local numbing agent. In some circumstances, a tranquilizer may be given to take before surgery to keep the patient calm and still. If neck liposuction is being done with any other surgical procedures, the doctor may even use a general anesthetic. After the neck area has been deadened with a numbing agent, the doctor will make incisions in the skin folds at the bottom of the ears.These will be the portals through which the doctor inserts the wand which separates the fat from the skin and muscle and vacuums it away. Sometimes ultrasound waves are used to help break up the fat before it is removed.The incisions are closed with stitches. The whole process, from start to finish, is completed within one to two hours.

Following the Neck Liposuction Procedure

After a neck liposuction procedure, the patient may experience some discomfort and drainage during the first couple of days. Bruising and redness will fade gradually in two to three weeks, and the final results should be evident within a month’s time. During the initial stages of recovery, mild pain killers may be given, and the patient should not plan to return to work for about two weeks. Exercise is not recommended for at least three weeks.
The most common risks associated with neck liposuction are unusual bleeding, infection, and allergic reactions. Other problems rarely occurring are lumpiness, blood clots, and loss of feeling.

The most common risks associated with neck liposuction are unusual bleeding, infection, and allergic reactions. Other problems rarely occurring are lumpiness, blood clots, scars, and loss of feeling.