Neck liposuction is an effective and minimally invasive way to remove stubborn fat deposits from the neck and underneath the chin, which have not adequately responded to diet and exercise.
Natural aging or genetic predisposition may both result in excess fat deposits around the neck. Through liposuction, it is possible to eliminate undesirable conditions such as “turkey neck,” double chin or the presence of jowls.
When to Consider Neck Liposuction
Ideal neck liposuction candidates are healthy individuals who have been unable to remove fat deposits around their neck despite diet and exercise. Liposuction is capable of:
- Removing stubborn fat deposits
- Firming and toning the neck region
- Creating a more youthful neck contour
Patients who smoke, take certain medications or have a history of certain medical conditions may experience slower healing following this procedure. Patients who are not at a stable, healthy weight may also not be good candidates for neck liposuction.
What happens during neck liposuction?
Local anesthesia will be administered to increase comfort during your procedure. Small incisions are then made below the earlobes or within natural creases in the neck to reduce the appearance of scarring. A thin suctioning tube is will be inserted into these incisions to gently suction out fat deposits in the neck and chin. The incisions will be closed with fine sutures to reduce the appearance of incision lines.
How long is recovery following neck liposuction?
Following your procedure, surgical dressings will be applied to the treatment area. You may also need to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and bruising. Normal activity may be resumed after about one week, at which point all sutures will be removed. The final results of your procedure will become gradually apparent as swelling subsides over the course of several weeks.
Is there scarring from neck liposuction?
The incisions for liposuction are placed very carefully under the earlobe and in the natural neck lines to make them as inconspicuous as possible. Fine sutures are also used to diminish incision lines, which should begin to fade over the course of several months.
How will I feel after the procedure?
There may be some slight discomfort in the days immediately following the surgery, which can be managed by wearing a compression garment and through the use of prescription or over-the-counter medications.
Are there any possible complications?
Neck liposuction presents minimal risks that may include asymmetric appearance or other surface irregularities. Similar to other surgical procedures, there is a very low risk of infection, poor wound healing and bleeding. All of these risks will be discussed in depth during the consultation process.
Learn More About Neck Liposuction in Tampa
For more information about neck liposuction, or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mosiello, contact us at 813-631-1500. Our Tampa Palms cosmetic surgery office is conveniently located in New Tampa near Wesley Chapel.