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Stubborn fat around the neck isn’t easy to get rid of. In fact, there are millions of people, regardless of weight, that suffer from the accumulation of stubborn fat in the neck region. This gives people a much fuller appearance and even takes form in the dreaded, double chin. Fortunately, the stubborn fat in the neck can be removed with a surgical procedure known as neck liposuction.
What is Neck Liposuction?
Neck Liposuction is a plastic surgery designed to target and eliminate stubborn fat in the neck region. By removing the stubborn fat, neck liposuction helps to recontour the neck for a more defined and aesthetically pleasing appearance. It is often paired with a neck lift surgery for a more comprehensive improvement in the neck’s appearance.
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What to Expect During The Procedure
Neck Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure where small incisions located under the chin and behind the earlobes are made to give Dr. Yamamoto access to the area. The procedure begins with the administration of an anesthetic to help patients feel comfortable throughout the surgical process. Subsequently, a tumescent fluid will be injected into the treatment area, which will help loosen the fatty tissue. After the anesthetic has taken effect, Dr. Yamamoto will begin the procedure.
Through the incisions, a suction device called a cannula is inserted to suction fat cells out of the treatment area. As the surgery removes actual fat cells, the effects are long-lasting. In addition, the incisions made during surgery are very small and cause virtually no scarring.
Things to Keep in Mind
Before undergoing neck liposuction, the patient should keep in mind that the treatment only targets the fat deposits in the neck. For issues related to sagging skin or muscle of the neck, neck liposuction surgery may need to be combined with other procedures such as a neck lift.
It is also important to note that while the downtime post neck liposuction surgery is pretty minimal, you may be required to take some time off work. This is important to give your body time to heal and also allow you to wear a chin strap for at least a week.
Follow all post-operative instructions carefully. These may include cold compresses to reduce swelling, keeping the head elevated for at least the first week, and avoiding lifting anything heavy.
What to Expect After Neck Liposuction?
Post-surgery, your body will need some time to heal before the full results of the procedure show up. Once the incisions have fully healed, it will take time for the skin around the neck to reattach to the underlying tissues. Generally, it takes a few weeks for visible results and six months to a year for full results.
You will be required to wear a chin strap during the day and at night for one week after the procedure to help skin reattach to underlying tissue without fluid buildup.
Minimal discomfort and some swelling and bruising are expected and will subside within a week. And over the counter medications can easily help manage mild discomfort. The majority of patients can resume social activities in a few weeks.