Home - Procedures - Face - Surgical Procedures - Neck Liposuction

Neck Liposuction

Neck liposuction is performed on patients who have persistent fat deposits below the chin and in the neck area. When fat accumulates around the neck, the youthful shape of the jaw is lost. With this kind of neck plastic surgery, your plastic surgeon sculpts this area and removes fat, to restore the angular qualities of the chin and jaw removing stubborn areas of neck fat that don't respond to traditional weight-loss methods achieving a Neck lift.

Liposuction may be performed in a surgeon's office-based facility, in an outpatient surgery center, or in a hospital. Smaller-volume liposuction is usually done on an outpatient basis for reasons of cost and convenience. However, if a large volume of fat will be removed, or if the liposuction is being performed in conjunction with other procedures, a stay in a hospital or overnight nursing facility may be required.

Although many techniques can be used, the tumescent technique seems to be the safest and the most effective technique. The tumescent technique for local anesthesia involves the injection of large volumes of very dilute lidocaine (local anesthetic) and epinephrine (drug that shrinks capillaries) into subcutaneous fat.  The local anesthetic lidocaine in the tumescent solution provides such complete local anesthesia, that it eliminates the need for general anesthesia, or IV sedation.

Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted from the plastic surgeon through 3 small incisions (under the chin and under each ear) to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a syringe. As this fat is removed, the layer of fat left behind is sculpted into aesthetically pleasing curves.

Once your procedure is completed, a compression garment will cover the Neck for 24-48 hours. These help to control swelling after liposuction and compress the skin to your new Neck contour.You will see a noticeable difference in the shape of your body quite soon after surgery. However, improvement will become even more apparent after about four to six weeks, when most of the swelling has subsided. After about four to six months, any persistent mild swelling usually disappears and as the skin contracts the final contour and the neck lift will be visible.

Treatment cost around 700 Euros.

neck_liposuction.jpg

Created by fosetico. Powered by CloudCMS®.