Is It Possible to Get Liposuction on Your Neck? By Joseph M. Brown, MD, FACS on March 05, 2019

Liposuction is a surgery that targets excess fat, and removes it from areas of the body that need some help getting slimmer. When liposuction is discussed, it is usually in reference to losing fat in the midsection, but there are many different areas of the body that liposuction can effectively be used to create a slimmer profile. The neck is no exception because many people suffer from excess fat in the neck area that can be removed using liposuction. If you are interested in neck liposuction in Tampa, be sure to contact the knowledgeable staff at Tampa Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery to learn more about the procedure and whether you are a good candidate.

Neck Liposuction vs. Neck Lift

To anyone who is not in the plastic surgeon industry, these two types of procedures may seem synonymous since they both focus on the neck; however, there are some key differences between the two that you should be aware to make an educated choice on which is right for you. A neck liposuction removes the excess fat that is causing a double chin, while a neck lift focuses on tightening loose neck muscles and removing excess skin that causes sagginess. Ultimately, the difference comes down to the liposuction focusing on fat, while the lift focuses on skin. If you are looking to get rid of a double chin, then a neck liposuction would be more appropriate, while getting rid of a “turkey neck” necessitates a neck lift. Although the procedure is different for these two options, the recovery time is quite similar, with about 2 weeks before you can return to full activity, and both of them being accompanied by bruising on the neck from the surgery. To learn which procedure is best for you, and to learn more information about a neck liposuction in Tampa, contact the experts at Tampa Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery.

Considerations of a Neck Liposuction

Due to the neck liposuction procedure removing excess fat, there are some considerations to take into account before electing it. The first thing is to consider whether your skin has the elasticity required to effectively perform this procedure. Because neck liposuction removes excess fat from the neck, but doesn’t improve the sagginess of the skin, candidates are usually younger, between 20 and 50. This is because without proper elasticity, the fat may be removed, by the excess skin will be accentuated. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery confirmed, “Younger patients typically have good skin elasticity, which is necessary for the skin to contract smoothly and evenly after liposuction.” It is also important to focus on mitigating any weight gain after the surgery because gaining the weight will counteract the procedure. Liposuction may remove excess fat, but it doesn’t keep it off forever; your job after the surgery is to maintain the weight and shape of your neck with proper nutrition and exercise when necessary. If you elect to undergo the procedure, you will see benefits of having a tighter neck, improved jawline, and more youthful appearance; those benefits are worth keeping the weight off.

The Procedure and Recovery Time

Just like every other liposuction, a neck liposuction requires that an incision be made for tubes to be inserted and remove the excess fat. The incisions are usually concealed by putting them behind the ears or beneath the chin, so that the possibility of scarring is extremely minimal. The outcome of this procedure is long lasting and the recovery time is only 2 to 3 weeks before you are fully recovered. Neck liposuction in Tampa is a great option because it is a minimally invasive surgery with a short recovery time, and has so many benefits that outweigh the very few burdens that come with the procedure. Be sure to make an appointment today with Tampa Plastic Surgery!

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