ABOUT NECK LIPOSUCTION
Despite what the name implies, double chins are really created by excess fat in the neck. During liposuction of the neck at Après Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan will suction away the fat on and around the neck to eliminate jowls and the presence of the double chin. Neck liposuction helps to create a more defined jawline and a slimmer profile. It also creates a smooth appearance by strengthening muscles and adjusting soft tissue. Neck liposuction can diminish small and large pockets of fat, as well as large treatment areas. It’s a great option for men and women who want a slimmer neckline that they cannot achieve with diet and exercise. For more information on neck lipo and the benefits for your neckline, make an appointment with Dr. Aghayan at his practice in Portland, OR.
The candidates who will receive the greatest results from neck liposuction at Après Plastic Surgery are Portland, OR men and women looking to remove unwanted fat from their neck to reveal a thinner appearance. You might want small or substantial amounts of fat removed. Men and women who maintain a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise are most likely to maintain lasting results. If you suffer from sagging or excess skin on the neck, you may be a better candidate for a neck lift.
At Après Plastic Surgery, neck liposuction is usually performed under general anesthesia. During the neck liposuction procedure, Dr. Aghayan will use a suctioning device called a cannula to suction away the excess fat through a small incision beneath the jawline. In some cases, he will use the tumescent technique (also known as “superwet”), where an anesthetic medication is mixed with another solution and utilized during the surgery to help reduce bleeding. The incision is then closed with small sutures. Though neck liposuction can be done on its own, many individuals choose to have it completed along with another surgery, such as a neck lift, to meet their aesthetic goals.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After your surgery is complete, you will be monitored in a recovery area until you are cleared to go home with a responsible adult. You may need to wear compression garments following the surgery to help minimize swelling. The recovery period can vary and may be longer if other plastic surgeries were undergone simultaneously. Final results will be visible a few months after the procedure, but you may be able to see some improvement within a few weeks once the swelling and bruising have gone done. Since the incision site is small, scarring is minimal and easily concealable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does neck liposuction cost?
Your cost for neck liposuction will vary based on many factors, like your goals. Following a complete examination, Dr. Aghayan will develop an individualized surgical plan for your specific goals. In your initial consultation, Dr. Aghayan will also review payment options and how to get low-interest medical financing for your neck liposuction.
Will I have visible scarring?
Dr. Aghayan makes surgical incisions for neck lipoplasty where they are less visible or easily concealed. In your initial consultation, he can tell you where he can make the small incision required for the liposuction cannula. These incisions will be placed just below your jawline or in the natural folds of your skin where they are difficult for others to see. Dr. Aghayan or someone on his team will discuss scar care instructions so your stitches heal properly.
Does the fat come back after a neck liposuction procedure?
Fat cells that are removed through liposuction do not grow back. However, should you gain a significant amount of weight after liposuction, your neck may become larger because the remaining fat cells will grow. That’s why Dr. Aghayan suggests you be at or near a healthy, stable weight prior to surgery. This makes it easier to sustain your surgical results with exercise and a healthy diet.
What is the difference between neck liposuction and Kybella injections?
A new minimally invasive treatment, Kybella, can reduce small amounts of fat only in the submental area. This is a good option if you want to eliminate fat in the upper neck, which creates the look of a double chin. Although, if you want significant amounts of fat eliminated from several areas of your neck, surgical neck lipoplasty is a better choice. In your consultation, Dr. Aghayan will listen to your concerns and explain your treatment choices, including liposuction and Kybella.
Should I get a neck lift or neck liposuction?
Dr. Aghayan can help you decide if you need neck liposuction, a lift, or both in your initial consultation. On the whole, a neck lift removes loose skin compared to neck liposuction, which eliminates stubborn pockets of fat. Often, a combination of liposuction and a lift can give you the best outcomes for a smooth profile. Tell Dr. Aghayan about all of your concerns and goals in your initial consultation so he can develop a comprehensive surgical plan.
SAY GOODBYE TO UNWANTED FAT
Neck liposuction is a good way to eliminate difficult pockets of fat from the neck, sharpening your jawline and freeing you of an unattractive double chin. Our practice is always happy to help Portland, OR patients gain more pride in their body image through a number of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Aghayan is committed to working with you to provide the results you deserve. If you are interested in neck lipo or to arrange for a consultation, call Après Plastic Surgery right away.