About neck liposuction

Neck liposuction is currently one of the most commonly performed aesthetic surgical procedures in the United States. If you have concerns with unwanted fatty deposits under your chin or neck area, you are certainly not alone. You must understand that this surgery is purely elective. The main attraction of neck liposuction is that it allows board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Juris Bunkis to remove bothersome, disproportionate, localized fat deposits through relatively inconspicuous incisions. This procedure has been designed to vacuum away fatty deposits which cannot be controlled by diet and exercise.

It is neither an alternative method of weight control nor a treatment for generalized obesity. Neck liposuction can be combined with RF Skin Tightening if minor skin laxity is an issue. If you are interested in neck liposuction in Newport Beach, call Orange County Plastic Surgery to learn more. We also offer nonsurgical options such as Kybella injections.

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Ideal Neck Liposuction Candidates

The ideal candidates for neck liposuction are men and women who:

  • Have excess fat on their neck, especially under the chin (the submental area) but still have good skin tone
  • Have tried diet and exercise as a means to lose the fat in this area without success
  • Have the appearance of a double chin
  • Have overall good health
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What happens during a neck liposuction procedure?

Performed at the Orange County Surgery Center under light general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with deep intravenous sedation, neck liposuction requires a small incision just below the chin and sometime under the earlobes so the surgeon can remove excess fat through a cannula. It is a relatively short procedure if it is not combined with another cosmetic surgery. Once the incision is closed, the patient can expect to see minimal swelling in the area and will be asked to wear a compression garment for a few days. Most patients are back to work in 4 or 5 days.

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Neck liposuction results

Neck liposuction patients usually see results after their first follow-up visit when all the bandages are removed. Patients who are worried that the fat will come back should adhere to a healthy diet and exercise program. This will decrease the risk of regaining fat in the remaining fat cells in the neck in the future.

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Double chin gone

At our practice, we provide patients with neck liposuction by a highly experienced plastic surgeon to get your best results. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about neck liposuction, the surgical technology we would use, and complementary procedures. Contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation for neck liposuction and get ready to say goodbye to that stubborn double chin.

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