For people looking to redefine their neckline, neck liposuction in Philadelphia is an effective cosmetic option. It slims down the neck and face area, refining and shaping the neck to create a more toned look.
Also called neck liposculpture, neck liposuction is a common fat-removal procedure for men and women. This surgical treatment option removes stubborn excess fat under the chin, contouring the region for a more in-shape appearance. This enhances the facial features of the patient and improves their profile.
The Benefits of Neck Liposuction
There are several benefits provided by neck liposuction:
- It gives the jawline and neck a more defined appearance.
- It effectively contours away a double chin.
- It offers a significant retraction of the skin without requiring any skin removal.
- It provides long-lasting results.
This procedure is often combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures in order to provide optimal contouring and balance to the face.
Ideal Candidates for Neck Liposuction
Neck liposuction is mainly for people who experience excess fullness in the chin and neck region despite exercising or dieting. In such a case, there is no excess skin or sagging muscle tissue, just fatty tissue under the skin.’
Since there is no skin removal during neck liposuction (as there would be in a neck lift), the ideal patient for this procedure is in their 20s to 40s and has good skin elasticity. Poor skin elasticity can result in unwanted sagging after the procedure.
Good candidates for neck lipo are in good overall health, are non-smokers, and have realistic expectations in terms of the procedure’s results.
How the Procedure Is Done
During the neck liposuction procedure, local anesthesia and sedation are administered. This ensures that there is no pain or discomfort for the entirety of the procedure.
Next, one or two small incisions are made behind the ears or under the chin. Tiny cannulae are then inserted into these incisions. The subcutaneous fat is removed through the cannulae via medical suction.
The Recovery Process
Every patient has their own healing process when it comes to neck liposuction. It will be vital to follow Dr. Hoffman’s post-surgical care directions. Most patients can go back to work soon after the procedure. You may be instructed to wear a neck garment to help with better retraction of the skin.
How Much Does Neck Liposuction Cost?
The price of a neck liposuction procedure is determined by a number of factors. The amount of fatty tissue to be removed from the neck, the type of anesthesia administered, the techniques utilized, and the time required to perform the procedure all go into deciding the final cost of neck liposuction.
Contact Us to Learn More
At the Main Line Institute of Plastic Surgery, double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Hoffman performs neck liposuction for Philadelphia patients. If you would like to meet with Dr. Hoffman and discuss the details of your neck liposculpture procedure, schedule an appointment for a consultation by contacting our office today.