Neck Liposuction is a process that is done to remove fat that is present below the chin. This is usually done to correct the look of a double chin or jowls.
People who have double chin usually opt for this procedure. This process is usually done in conjunction with a neck lift contouring surgery. People who are in good health are usually suitable candidates for this type of procedure. It has to be noted that if a person has been diagnosed with a more serious disease like an autoimmune disorder or cancer, then doing any cosmetic procedure would be very risky.
This surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure. The patient may require hospital stay if other cosmetic procedures like face lift or neck lift have to be done. It also has to be noted that the patient’s general health would be considered along with the amount of fat that has to be removed.
The procedure is performed with the help of a narrow tube, called as the Cannula which is attached to a vacuum device. Prior to the operation the cosmetic surgeon would sketch out precise areas of the body where the fat has to be removed. An IV may be given to ensure that the fluid levels in the body stay balanced.
During the procedure, the doctor makes a tiny incision on the skin in the crease under the chin or behind the ear lobes. The cannula is then inserted into the incision and the surgeon uses the high vacuum instrument to break the fat deposits and sculpt the area as per the patient’s requirement. One of the main reasons why this is a safe procedure, is that, muscles, nerves and blood vessels remain intact.
Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction
There is another process which the patient can opt for, in order to do a Neck Liposuction. It is known as an Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction. This procedure is done with the help pf energy from sound waves. This energy is used to liquefy the fat deposits before they are vacuumed out of the body.
The cosmetic surgeon first inserts a heated probe beneath the skin. This causes the fat cells to burst and release their contents. The resulting buttery substance is then removed from the body.
One of the main drawbacks of Neck Liposuction is Infection. The surgery may also leave wider and deep scars and mainly depends on the individual’s age and habits like alcohol and nicotine intake.
The main disadvantage of Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction is that it can easily burn the skin and possibly cause more pain if your body tissue has resisted in any way to the procedure.
In most cases, the bruising and swelling should subside within three weeks. It is common for the individual to suffer from a sore neck as well as experience burning, swelling, numbness, crusting and bleeding.
Antibiotics may be recommended by the surgeon to help people with the above symptoms. The individual will be instructed to wear a compression band for several weeks after the surgery to ensure that neck stays firm.
If a tumescent form of liposuction done on the neck, it is common for the face to appear abnormally bloated or full for a few weeks until the body dispenses with the excess medicinal fluids that the doctor has injected to prevent infection.
Visible results of your surgery should be seen in two or three weeks, but the full effects may not be evident for six months to a year. The more fat that is removed, it takes longer for the desired results to be fully evident.
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