Neck Liposuction Patient Case
This 43yo female was developing that turkey neck that everyone hates. Lucky for her it was primarily fatty tissue, so we performed a simple liposuction procedure under local anesthesia that took 20 mins. Her after pictures are at 6 wks, what a difference, and it will get even better with time. This procedure is performed at True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine.
– Dr. Brian Reagan
The neck is one of the hardest areas to slim and sculpt with just diet and exercise alone. In fact, even individuals who maintain a healthy weight can still struggle with stubborn fat that creates the appearance of a “weak” chin or “double chin.” If this applies to you, neck liposuction with top La Jolla and San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Reagan can help. Considered to be the gold standard in fat removal, liposuction removes stubborn fat that is resistant to weight loss efforts. Following neck liposuction, the jaw and neckline are leaner, and the overall facial appearance appears more balanced and attractive.
Are You a Candidate for Neck Liposuction?
Neck liposuction may be right for you if you are bothered by any of the following:
- Excess fat on the neck and under the chin and jaw due to genetics, aging and/or weight gain
- The appearance of a “double chin” or “weak” chin
- A neck that appears “thick” or “full”
Ideal candidates for neck liposuction should have good skin tone and laxity. If, in addition to excess fat, you have loose, excess skin along the jaw line and on the neck, Dr. Reagan may recommend combining liposuction with neck lift. The procedure removes and tightens skin and underlying tissues to create a smoother and firmer neck contour. Dr. Reagan will tailor your treatment plan to your unique aesthetic needs and goals.
Neck Liposuction Procedure
Neck liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Reagan will create several small incisions in the areas with the most fat. The incisions will be carefully planned and created; Dr. Reagan will place them in natural creases of the skin or in other discreet areas to produce the least amount of noticeable scarring. Next, he will insert a thin tube, called a cannula, through the incisions and move it back and forth to break up the fat. The fat will then be removed using gentle suction. Once the desired amount of fat is removed, Dr. Reagan will sculpt the fat and tissues to create a natural-looking, leaner contour. Once the agreed-upon modifications have been made, Dr. Reagan will close the incisions using sutures.
Recovering from Neck Liposuction
Following surgery, you should plan on taking one to two weeks off from your normal routine to focus on healing. You will notice bruising and swelling in the treatment area, which should subside over the following days and weeks. Post-op discomfort and soreness are also normal and can be alleviated with prescription oral pain medication. Dr. Reagan and the True Beauty team will meet with you several times during your recovery to monitor your healing progress.
The results of neck liposuction are considered to be permanent. Once fat cells are removed, they cannot regenerate. However, future weight gain is still possible in the body areas that were not treated by liposuction. To prolong your slimmer physique, we recommend maintaining a healthy weight, exercising and eating a well-balanced diet.
Brian Reagan, MD, FACS
Dr. Brian Reagan is a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine. Dr. Reagan is renowned for his surgical skills and commitment to patient satisfaction. Dr. Reagan has been featured on local media outlets, including ABC 10, and recognized as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons in San Diego” by San Diego Magazine, and “Best Plastic Surgeons in La Jolla” by La Jolla Light Newspaper.
To learn more about neck liposuction and how it can help you transform your jaw and neckline, schedule a consultation with True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine. Contact us by calling (858) 454-SKIN (7546) or emailing our La Jolla practice today.