Neck liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes a small “straw-like” metal cannula to remove localized fat deposits from beneath the chin, along the jawline and jowls. Patients who have a “double chin” are ideal candidates for this procedure. However, if in addition there is muscle and skin laxity present then a facelift along with liposuction may be necessary to restore a more youthful neckline.
Q: How long does facial neck liposuction take to perform?
A: The neck liposuction takes about one hour to complete and is performed under local anesthesia or intravenous “twilight sleep” anesthesia.The entry points to access the fat are very tiny and are placed in well concealed natural folds beneath the chin and behind the ear lobes. Usually a single suture is all that is necessary to close the openings and no visible scars will be seen.
Q: How long is the recovery process following facial neck liposuction?
A: The recovery after facial neck liposuction very rapid and is associated with minimal discomfort. A bandaid may be applied over the tiny incisions. You can expect some swelling and mild bruising. The recovery from facial liposuction will be rapid but the final result will not be apparent for three months because the overlying skin tends to contract around your new neck contour. Following the procedure you will be able to return to your normal activities and resume your work within five days however Dr. Kopelman recommends that you refrain from lifting heavy objects for approximately two weeks.
Q: What are potential complications from facial liposuction?
A: Although facial liposuction is generally a very safe procedure and is associated with low incidence of complication some potential risks include adverse anesthesia reactions, infections, and rippling of the skin may rarely occur.
To learn more about how neck liposuction might benefit you-please contact our cosmetic coordinator Ms. Anne Lembersky at 1-201-444-4499 to arrange a consultation.