About Neck Liposuction
In spite of its name, a double chin actually occurs when too much fat is present in the neck. During neck liposuction surgery at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery, we remove the fat around the neck, which helps to minimize the jowls and the appearance of a double chin. Liposuction of the neck produces a more distinguished neck and jawline. It also creates a significantly smoother appearance by tightening muscles and manipulating the soft tissue. This procedure can remove both small lumps or sizable areas of fat and can be utilized on larger, denser regions. It is a great option for women and men alike who desire a slimmer neckline and long-lasting results. To learn more about neck liposuction and how it can improve your overall appearance, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao at his office in Tucson, AZ.
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The best candidates for neck liposuction at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery are Tucson, AZ women or men interested in eliminating excess fat from beneath their jawline to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. With this procedure, both large and small pockets of fat can be successfully removed for a noticeable outcome. Patients who are able to maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and an exercise regimen often benefit from the long-lasting results. If you also have excess or sagging skin under your jawline, you may be a candidate for a neck lift by itself or with neck liposuction incorporated.
For neck liposuction, Dr. Rao uses a cannula to remove the excess fat after making a very small incision below the chin. In some cases, he may employ the "superwet" tumescent technique in which a numbing solution is combined with another substance and injected into the treatment area to help minimize bleeding. The incision is then carefully sutured together with small stitches. Neck lipo can be performed on its own, but many patients choose to combine it with another procedure, such as skin tightening, to create their desired result.
What to Expect
Neck liposuction surgery at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery is completed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure and can be finished in a relatively short timeframe. You might have to wear compression garments after surgery to help control swelling. Downtime can vary and will likely be increased if other surgeries were completed in conjunction with your neck liposuction procedure. Optimal results can be seen within the first few months after the surgery. You may be advised to refrain from putting pressure on the treatment area for at least the first few days. Because the incision site is small, scarring is usually minimal and easily concealed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does neck liposuction cost?
The cost of neck liposuction can vary, depending on several factors, including the amount of fat extraction required to achieve your desired outcome. After a thorough assessment, Dr. Rao will create a unique treatment plan that suits your individual needs. During your consultation, Dr. Rao can also discuss payment methods and where you can find low-interest financing for your neck liposuction procedure.
Will I have visible scarring?
Dr. Rao places the incisions for neck liposuction where they can be easily concealed or are less visible. During your consultation, he will show you where he can place them to produce the best results. These can be made in the natural folds of your skin or just below your jawline where they will be difficult to see. Dr. Rao or a member of his team will go over scar care management so your incisions heal to be flat and blend with your normal skin.
Does the fat come back after a neck liposuction procedure?
The liposuction process removes fat cells from the neck. Once removed, these cells cannot regrow; however, if you gain a large amount of weight following a liposuction procedure, your neck can get larger because the remaining cells can expand. This is why Dr. Rao recommends his patients to be at a healthy weight before neck liposuction. This may make it easier to maintain your results with regular exercise and a healthy diet.
What is the difference between neck liposuction and Kybella injections?
Kybella is a new minimally invasive treatment that can reduce small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental area of the neck. This can be helpful if you need help eliminating fat in your upper neck that is creating the appearance of a double chin. However, if you need a larger amount of fat removed from multiple places, neck liposuction is a better option. During your consultation, Dr. Rao will listen to your goals and discuss your options, including Kybella and liposuction.
Should I get a neck lift or neck liposuction?
Dr. Rao will help you understand if you want a neck lift, neck liposuction, or both during your consultation. In general, a lift helps remove excess skin while neck liposuction reduces fat. In many cases, getting both a lift and liposuction can yield beautiful results for a smooth, even neckline. Talk to Dr. Rao about your goals during your consultation so he can create your unique treatment plan.
Say Goodbye to Unwanted Fat
Neck liposuction is an exciting way to remove stubborn fat from the neck, define your slender neckline, and rid you of an unwanted double chin. We're always thrilled to help Tucson, AZ patients develop more confidence with their overall appearance by providing the highest quality of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Rao is devoted to working with you to personalize every aspect of your treatment and experience at our office. To find out more about neck liposuction or to schedule your consultation, contact Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery today.