Excess fat around the neck can be difficult or nearly impossible to eliminate with dietary changes and exercise alone. If you have a double chin, neck liposuction is one of the most effective ways to remove excess fat cells and improve neck contour.
Eliminate an unwanted double chin today
Stubborn fat cells underneath the chin are nearly impossible to remove with traditional weight loss efforts. Exercise and a healthy diet are important, but they don’t allow you to spot-reduce fat cells from targeted areas. Excess fat is particularly difficult to get rid of because it may be due to underlying conditions or genetic predisposition. If you struggle with excess fat underneath your chin, liposuction in Greenville may be the best solution.
Benefits of neck liposuction:
- Remove stubborn fat cells from the neck
- Personalize the surgical plan according to your goals
- Improve the contours of your neck
- May combine with neck lift for optimal results
- Achieve noticeable improvement that is long-lasting
What is neck liposuction?
Neck liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves the physical extraction of excess fat cells from the neck. The surgeon inserts a specialized hollow tube, known as a cannula, into the neck to judiciously remove excess fat. This procedure removes excess fat, making your neck look contoured and youthful. If you have submental fullness, also known as a double chin, neck liposuction helps you achieve a sculpted neck.
This procedure is often paired with others to help achieve the best possible result. Neck liposuction may be done by itself in younger patients, while older patients most often benefit from a concurrent face & neck lift. In some cases, a concurrent chin implant may be recommended to help you achieve the best possible profile. Finally, fat cells obtained during liposuction in Greenville may be used for fat grafting to help volumize other areas of your face.
Your neck liposuction consultation with Dr. Hicks
Dr. Hicks offers a thorough consultation to all of her patients. She evaluates your condition, discusses your goals and concerns, understands your expectations, and reviews your medical history. Dr. Hicks believes that everyone must have a clear understanding of their options, so she explains your treatment options, answers your questions, and ensures you feel emotionally and physically comfortable throughout the procedure. The treatment plan is curated according to your unique needs to ensure natural results.
How is neck liposuction performed?
When doing the procedure by itself, Dr. Hicks performs minimally invasive neck liposuction under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. After anesthesia is administered, she makes three tiny incisions – one under the chin and two just beneath each earlobe.
After making the incisions, she inserts a cannula into the targeted regions to suction away the excess fat cells. The entire procedure concludes within 30 minutes, following which someone will need to drive you home.
What can I expect after neck liposuction?
You will experience some swelling, tenderness, redness, and bruising around the neck after the liposuction in Greenville. These side effects are perfectly normal and usually dissipate within a few weeks. You will have to wear compression garments for a few days to reduce post-treatment swelling. You may begin light activities such as walking once the anesthesia has fully worn off, usually about 12-24 hours after your procedure. However, you should not attempt heavy lifting or more strenuous exercise for at least 10-14 days.
Do I need neck liposuction or a neck lift?
Neck liposuction involves using a specialized cannula to remove excess fat deposits from the neck. A neck lift involves making strategic incisions to tighten underlying tissues and trim neck skin to allow for optimized contour. While neck liposuction is primarily intended to target and reduce excess fat tissues, a neck lift is designed to remove, reposition, and tighten tissues for more comprehensive rejuvenation of the neck. Dr. Hicks will perform an evaluation and discuss your goals to determine if you would benefit most from neck liposuction, neck lift, or both.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Hicks
Dr. Hicks is an immensely talented and compassionate facial plastic surgeon. She specializes in cutting-edge surgical techniques that reverse the signs of aging and improve your facial contours without leaving obvious signs of cosmetic work. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for liposuction in Greenville.