Neck Liposuction in San Diego, CA

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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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Surgical Technique

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.

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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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