Neck Liposuction in Newport Beach

Regardless of your age or weight, fat deposits are common in the neck area. Double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Juris Bunkis offers neck liposuction at Orange County Plastic Surgery. The procedure helps to tone and tighten the neck and jowls for fat the develops with age, and it is also recommended for men and women in Newport Beach who want to eliminate a double chin.

Neck liposuction, also known as double chin surgery, is currently one of the most popular aesthetic surgical procedures at Orange County Plastic Surgery. You’re not alone if you are concerned about fatty deposits under your chin or neck. The primary benefit of neck contouring with liposuction is that it eliminates localized fat deposits with relatively inconspicuous incisions. Neck cosmetic surgery is recommended for patients who cannot reduce the pockets of stubborn fat through diet and exercise.

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Who is the Best Candidate for Neck Liposuction?

The ideal candidates for liposuction to contour the neck area are people in good overall health who have:

  • The accumulation of fat beneath the jaw (submental region)
  • Good skin elasticity (i.e., no sagging skin)
  • Whom diet and sports did not help to cope with fat deposits on the neck
  • A double chin

Neck rejuvenation with liposuction is not an alternative method of weight control nor a treatment for generalized obesity. Combining neck liposuction with RF Skin Tightening can address minor skin laxity is a common scenario. For patients who are not good candidates for neck liposuction, Dr. Bunkis may recommend Kybella® injections.

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Why is Neck Liposuction a Good Idea?

Is neck liposuction worth it? This is a question that many people have before committing to surgery for excess fat in the submental region. Stubborn fat under the chin cannot be removed with traditional means, such as diet and exercise. The neck area is also one of the most obvious, both to yourself and others. Double chin liposuction restores your neck area to a more toned appearance that cannot be achieved otherwise. Additionally, submental liposuction requires very little downtime, and the scars are practically impossible to detect.

How is Neck Liposuction Surgery Performed?

Neck liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis using either general or local anesthesia. It is important to note that removing a localization of fat in the neck area via liposuction is not as intensive as a neck lift. Preparing for a neck lift is much more involved, as you will have downtime.
Neck rejuvenation with liposuction requires a small incision just below the chin and sometime under the earlobes to access the fat deposits with a cannula. If this procedure is not combined with other procedures, it takes little time. Dr. Bunkis uses several techniques to loosen and dissolve the fat prior to removal. This minimizes tissue trauma and recovery time.

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Is Neck Liposuction Safe?

Neck liposuction is very safe, and Dr. Bunkis uses the most advanced techniques for every procedure. There is a small risk of fat cells escaping into the bloodstream, and this may cause some complications. We recommend that you discuss your complete medical history, including past and current conditions, to ensure that your neck liposuction surgery provides the desired results.

Can Neck Liposuction Be Combined with Other Procedures?

The neck liposuction procedure can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a neck lift for facelift. A neck lift is recommended for people who have skin laxity. Typically, the neck lift is performed first, and Dr. Bunkis uses liposuction in the upper neck region to remove any smaller pockets of fat around the neck, and to recontour the neck area.

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Neck Liposuction Recovery

Neck liposuction recovery is a day-by-day process. Not everyone heals at the same rate. In general, neck liposuction recovery takes up to three weeks. Some patients have a six-week recovery time for neck liposuction. Expect to see minimal swelling in the area. You will be required to wear a compression garment for a few days.

Neck liposuction aftercare is key to healing properly and minimizing post-operative symptoms, such as bruising, swelling, and discomfort. We provide detailed neck liposuction recovery instructions for how to allow your body to heal properly, as well as requirements for bandage changes, follow-up appointments, and body positioning while at rest. You may need to have a friend or family member help you with neck lipo aftercare, such as bathing, preparing food, and driving. Most patients are back to work in four or five days.

Part of neck lipo recovery is the healing of the incisions. Expect the incisions to first heal as pinkish neck liposuction scars. Over time, the scar tissue changes color to be slightly darker than your natural skin tone.

How Long the Result of Neck Liposuction Lasts

By living a healthy, active lifestyle, you can enjoy your neck liposuction results for many years. The procedure does not stop the aging process, though. You may notice sagging skin in the area or fat developing in other parts of your neck. Regarding the jawline and neck, weight loss may or may not affect how fat is distributed in this part of the body. Many people who maintain an ideal weight have pockets of fat in the neck area. This is primarily attributed to genetics. If you do develop new fat in the submental region, Dr. Bunkis may recommend Kybella® injections.

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How Much Does Neck Liposuction Cost?

Knowing how much is neck liposuction helps you plan ahead for the procedure. Neck liposuction cost varies by individual, so we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Bunkis at Orange County Plastic Surgery. He evaluates your neck and jawline area to determine if neck rejuvenation with liposuction is the best option. Once you agree to your individual treatment plan, we can provide details about neck fat removal cost. We offer financing options for our patients to make double chin removal surgery cost more affordable.

Non-Surgical Alternatives to Neck Liposuction

If you are not a good candidate for neck liposuction or prefer neck rejuvenation with non-surgical techniques, Dr. Bunkis can recommend some alternatives. RF Skin Tightening is one of our popular contouring options that gives your neck a youthful appearance without surgery.

Kybella® is another type of non-surgical neck liposuction. The injections contain enzymes that destroy fat cells in the submental region. Although both are considered non-surgical neck tightening procedures, there are some key differences with neck liposuction vs. Kybella®. Neck liposuction only requires one procedure, but you have some downtime and a lengthy recovery. Kybella® requires a series of injections over about six weeks, but there is no downtime involved.

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