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.
Neck Liposuction Reviews
"Neck Liposuction, Chin Implant, Cheek Implants - San Diego, CA - After my 23rd birthday I started gaining weight but noticed that my face looked unproportionate to my body. I began to suffer from what I later referred to as “lack of facial characteristics” and a majorly disturbing double chin due to what I believe was my genetics. My face seemed just plain fat; I shied away from photos and couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror sometimes. I tried to lose weight and workout but whatever I did I couldn’t lose the face fat/chubby cheeks it looked like I always had a mouth full of air. Towards woman I became the "the shy" and "the quiet guy". I tried to work on my personality but just became "the funny" and "outgoing guy", anything to try to make up for my insecurity but most of the time I just became “the friend”. This went on for four years and destroyed myself esteem. After my surgery I felt no pain and was on pain medication for four days. I noticed immediate difference with the cheek and chin implants. My face was swollen from the lipo to the neck and I wore a neck garment to help with the healing. I had the neck garment on 24 hrs a day for the week I took off work. The second week I returned to work on light duty and wore the garment on and off during the day for three days. I looked like I had my wisdom teeth taken out no big deal and I wore the neck garment on during the night. After the third day the swelling was noticeably going down daily. I was no longer wearing the neck garment after the second week and shortly after Dr. Laverson took the stitches out. By the beginning of the third week I was already going out on the town with a bit of swelling noticeable only to me. I looked a lot better and my attitude reflected it. I still look like myself after my surgery, but better. I am extremely pleased with the results and feel conferrable with taking pictures, look better in sunglasses, and catch myself doing posses in the mirror like a teenage girl. I feel like the paper bag mask has been lifted off my face. I thank Dr. Laverson and his staff for changing my life."- N. / RealSelf / Jan 08, 2013
"I am absolutely thrilled with my results. I had my tummy, armpit/bra fat and jawline, neck fat contour and a mini tuck in my bikini line that tightened up my lady area in the MOST amazing way. I am 51 years old and I feel like I am 25 again. What Dr. Leverson did for me has been life changing. I drove two hours for each visit and I was so happy to do so because I was treated with such detailed attention and care. I felt like I really, really mattered and that is so important to me. What I really liked about Dr. Laverson is that he is so micro detailed about the procedures, options and what the realistic results would be and what my expectations were. Moreover than that he truly, truly wanted me to have the best and most perfect results possible and is willing to revise and make corrections if necessary and that was very, very comforting because during the healing process it can be scary to see your body distorted with swelling and bruising. You really can't make a judgment until all the swelling is gone which is at least three months for me and it's really hard to be patient but it is a process. My body swells for a long time but I invested in a compression garment for my legs to keep the blood flowing and it really helped. I also want to thank the staff for all their patience and care. The OR staff was absolutely amazing and comforting thank you so much for that since I suffer from panic attacks in hospital settings. I can't say enough about what Dr. Leverson did for me. Thank you!!! R. Grimes"- R.G. / Yelp / Nov 08, 2018
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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