Neck Liposuction near Fort Lauderdale, FL
Having extra fat in the neck affects your profile and may make you look unattractive or heavier than you are. Liposuction procedures allow Dr. David J. Levens, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to carefully remove extra fat in the area and give men and women in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County more defined and attractive profiles.
What is Neck Liposuction?
With aging and changes in body weight, fat can accumulate in the neck and chin area. Liposuction of the neck offers an effective solution for unwanted neck fat. When done by a qualified plastic surgeon, the procedure can provide a more sculpted contour in your lower face and neck.
Because neck liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis, and because it typically yields long lasting results, this procedure is a good option mostly for younger people with elastic skin seeking to improve the shape, profile, and overall appearance of the chin, jawline, and neck.
Benefits of Neck Liposuction
Neck liposuction is recommended for younger patients who have a natural deposit of fat on the underside of their chins as well as older men and women who do not require the extensive correction of a neck lift. The surgery is minimally invasive, requiring only small incisions, so downtime in minimal.
Good Candidates for Neck Liposuction
Both women and men who have fat in the neck area can benefit from neck liposuction.
Neck liposuction is most effective in treating:
- Deposits of fat below the chin.
- Sagging tissue that obscures the contour of the jaw.
Neck liposuction is solely intended to treat fat deposits beneath the chin and around the neck. If you experience these conditions, neck liposuction may be right for you.
Neck Liposuction Before and After Photos in Fort Lauderdale, FL
What Happens During Neck Liposuction?
After administering the appropriate form of anesthesia, Dr. Levens will make small incisions behind each ear and just under the chin. These incisions are strategically placed in inconspicuous locations to reduce the noticeable appearance of postoperative scars.
After the incisions have been made, a small tube called a cannula is inserted beneath the skin and excess fat is carefully extracted by means of a liposuction. After all deposits of unwanted fat are removed, and the desired neck and submental contours are achieved, the cannula is taken out, and all incisions are closed.
Neck Liposuction: Special Considerations
- It’s important to keep in mind that neck liposuction is only used to remove accumulations of fat cells. While this provides a tighter, more youthful-looking neck, chin, and jawline, it may not be adequate for everyone. If you experience severe skin laxity or excessive pockets of sagging skin, you may need to have a facelift or neck lift.
- While recovery is usually fairly quick following neck liposuction, infection at incision sites is possible. To minimize the risk of infection, be sure to follow all directions for postoperative care provided by Dr. Levens.
- Neck liposuction does not treat wrinkles or other skin surface irregularities. If you experience these indications in the regions of skin surrounding your neck, jawline, and chin, you may need to receive a specialized skin treatment in addition to neck liposuction.
- Even while working to remove subcutaneous fat cells, Dr. Levens will leave some of your fat intact. A thin layer of body fat is actually necessary for the appearance of tight, healthy skin, and if too much of this fat is removed, the skin may take on a rippled, misshapen appearance.
- As a side effect of the procedure, expect some degree of numbness around incision sites. While this numbness usually subsides within about six weeks, it can sometimes last as long as three months.
Recovery after Neck Liposuction
Immediately following neck liposuction, Dr. Levens will give you a compression garment to help reduce postoperative swelling. With the aid of this garment, bruising and swelling should begin to resolve toward the end of the first week following treatment.
Around this same time, you should be able to return to work, as long as you limit your physical activity. Full resolution of bruising and swelling usually occurs two to three weeks after the operation, at which time you should also be able to return to normal physical activity.
How Much Does Neck Liposuction Cost?
The cost of neck liposuction is based upon an individual treatment plan that Dr. Levens develops during your consultation. After the appointment, we provide you with a total cost and explain our payment options, including cash, personal check, Visa®, MasterCard® and American Express®. If you are interested in financing your neck liposuction, our patient coordinators will explain how to apply for CareCredit®, Alphaeon Credit, or Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
Learn More about Neck Liposuction
Dr. Levens will review every aspect of neck liposuction with you during your complimentary consultation. Patient Coordinators Diana and Chris will discuss fees, financing plans, and scheduling, and answer any additional questions. There is absolutely no obligation to schedule a procedure. To arrange your consultation, please contact us today.
Dr. Levens has been providing neck liposuction for patients in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, and throughout Broward County since 1989.