About Neck Liposuction
Regardless of the unflattering name you give them, double chins are caused by excess fat underneath the neck. At San Diego Cosmetic Clinic, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson will suction away the fat on and around the neck to eliminate the presence of a double chin. Neck liposuction helps to create a more defined jawline and throat, producing a smooth appearance by strengthening muscles and adjusting soft tissue. Neck liposuction can alleviate small and large pockets of fat, as well as large treatment areas. It's an exciting alternative for men and women who desire a thinner neckline. For more information on neck liposuction and the benefits for your neckline, schedule an appointment with Dr. Laverson at his practice in San Diego, CA.
"Best people, best surgeon! And he’s a REAL, board certified, residency-trained plastic surgeon. Go to someone you can trust, like Dr Laverson! Sensitive to patient needs, kind, extremely knowledgeable & professional who wants the best, most natural results for all his patients."- S.B. / Google / Sep 14, 2019
"I must start by saying that I very rarely write reviews. But I recently recalled my experience with Dr. Laverson, and felt compelled to leave a long-overdue review that he truly earned. My situation was also quite different from most of his typical work, so I hope this also attests to his wide-ranging surgical skill. A couple of years ago I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident and wound up at Palomar Hospital. According to my family, doctors, and nurses, my face was pretty much smashed to bits and looked extremely gruesome. Some parts of my face were even missing. Anyway, Dr. Laverson was the on-call plastic surgeon that night. Once the E.R. doctors had gotten me stable, he had the impossible task of trying to fix my Freddy Krueger face by looking at an old picture of me on my fiance’s cell phone. Or at least it should’ve been impossible based on how bad my condition was...Fast forward a day or two, after my swelling from the surgery had gone down in order to see the results, my family and some coworkers came in to see. NONE of them could tell a difference from before the accident, including the coworkers who hadn’t seen my smashed face. Somehow, some way, Dr. Laverson was able to use plates, grafts, and whatever other tools and tricks in his brilliant surgical mind to make me look IDENTICAL to how I looked before splattering multiple pieces of my face on the side of a road. Shortly after my family, friends, and coworkers visited, Dr. Laverson himself visited as well to observe the post-swelling results, see how I was feeling, and to follow up on all the medical stuff he knew to look out for. He even asked my family and I if there was anything out of place, or changes we’d like to make, since he was happy to do another surgery to get everything exactly right. Because everything was already perfect I didn’t do another surgery, but his offer, his following up with me, and his sincere concern for my well being was absolutely amazing.There is only one last detail I want to mention, but it speaks volumes for Dr. Laverson’s outstanding character and genuine desire to help people feel beautiful and be happy with their looks. Since this was in the emergency room at the hospital, not only was it different than his usual surgeries by its type and difficulty, but the emergency was also paid for by my medical insurance. In the medical profession, this often means a significant pay-cut for the doctor from what they would normally charge. I don’t know if my surgery wound up being one of those times for Dr. Laverson, but I do know that he did a spectacular job given my horrendous condition, all while cancelling his Friday evening plans, and likely earning less than usual as well. I hope this review helps prove to potential customers that Dr. Laverson is a caring and outstandingly skilled surgeon, and to put anyone’s mind at ease that may be nervous or unsure about plastic surgery. And lastly, Dr. Laverson, I want to personally thank you for everything outlined above. I know there is no way I can ever really reciprocate what you did for me, but I hope this review can at least help show people and spread the word that you are an absolutely amazing person and professional."- D.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2019
"Dr. Laverson is incredibly thorough and passionate about his work. He answered all of my questions prior to my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Following my procedure, Dr. Laverson went above and beyond during my follow up appointment to ensure I get the best results. Office staff is very welcoming, and they even called to check up on me after my procedure. I feel like a new woman, and I’m more confident than I have ever been. I recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone considering having an aesthetic procedure."- J.C. / Google / Mar 17, 2019
"I recently visited Dr Laverson for my Botox injections. His office is absolutely stunning! He was very thorough in explaining his methods and the procedure. We discussed what look I wanted and decided what areas to focus on. He did a perfect job! I definitely “feel beautiful” ! I can’t wait to see future results and try other procedures. Thank you!!"- T.N. / Facebook / Feb 25, 2019
"Dr Laverson is an amazing surgeon. I had such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful I found him. The staff is professional and the customer service is the best EVER. I highly recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone looking for the best plastic surgeon in San Diego and an amazing staff. Thank you guys!"- M.J. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
Ideal candidates for neck liposuction at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic are San Diego, CA men and women seeking to remove unwanted fat from their neck to reveal a thinner appearance. You could have anywhere from a small to large amount of fat removed. Women and men who maintain a healthy routine with good diet and exercise are most likely to maintain lasting results. If you suffer from sagging or excess skin on the neck, you may be an ideal candidate for skin tightening surgery as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with neck liposuction.
For liposuction of the neck, Dr. Laverson will use a suctioning device called a cannula to loosen the pockets of fat through a small incision placed beneath the jawline. In some cases, he could employ the tumescent technique, which involves the use of a solution mixed with an anesthetic to minimize bleeding. Once the area has been treated, your incision will be 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
At San Diego Cosmetic Clinic, neck liposuction is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and takes roughly 90 minutes. Patients may need to wear compression garments following their surgery to help minimize swelling. Recovery times can vary and could be lengthened if other cosmetic procedures were undergone simultaneously. Your fullest results will emerge after several months once your neck has adjusted to its new and slimmer contour. Because the incision site is small, scarring is minimal and easily concealable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have visible scarring?
Dr. Laverson makes surgical incisions for neck lipoplasty where they are less visible or easily concealed. 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. Laverson or a member of 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. Laverson suggests you be at or near a healthy, stable weight prior to surgery. This makes it easier to sustain your surgical results with a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Should I get a neck lift or neck liposuction?
Dr. Laverson can help you decide if you need neck liposuction, a lift, or both in your initial consultation. A neck lift removes loose skin while neck liposuction eliminates stubborn pockets of fat. Often, a combination of liposuction and a lift can provide you with the best outcomes for a smooth profile. Tell Dr. Laverson about all of your concerns and goals during your initial consultation so he can develop a comprehensive treatment plan.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 week
- Average Procedure Time
- 90 minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
Say Goodbye to Unwanted Fat
Neck liposuction is an excellent way to eliminate difficult pockets of fat from the neck, sharpening the jawline and freeing you from the look of an unattractive double chin. Our practice is always happy to help San Diego, CA patients gain more confidence in their bodies with a number of cosmetic procedures. If you're interested in liposuction for the neck, call San Diego Cosmetic Clinic to arrange a private consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Steve Laverson.
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