Liposuction of Neck
Sometimes, regardless of age, health, diet, and exercise, certain areas of the body can accumulate fat that is hard to lose. One common area in which fat accumulates is the neck or under the chin. People who have experienced this accumulation of fat have no need to worry, as there are facial cosmetic plastic surgery options that can assist them with the removal of excess fat from the neck.
Dr. Zakhary does Liposuction of the neck in Calgary, Alberta. This is a popular form of plastic surgery and can be used to streamline, and contour the neck, resulting in a more attractive and overall youthful appearance. It is usually combined with facelift, neck lift or chin implant or augmentation surgery to acheive the best results.
The most common age for patients receiving neck liposuction is between 30-50, and at times be at 60 years of age. Though this procedure is performed frequently, not all people looking for neck liposuction are suited candidates. The level of success with the cosmetic procedure neck liposuction depends on which structures in each candidate's necks are most prominent.
For those of you who are concerned about this cosmetic facial plastic surgery procedure, be reassured that neck liposuction is one of the most common areas in which liposuction is performed, and only takes about 30 minutes, and final results of neck liposuction are generally be evident by approximately 6 weeks to 6 months after the procedure.
For further inquiries into the neck liposuction procedure please contact us to schedule your appointment with Dr. Kristina Zakhary in Calgary.
You may have unwanted fatty deposits which you have been unable to diminish through diet and exercise.
These fatty deposits are commonly found in the area of the thighs, hips, tummy, buttocks, knees and ankles. The method through which these fatty deposits can be removed is called liposuction.
This procedure can also be performed to remove excess fat in cheeks, jowls, neck and chin areas.
Facial liposuction can be carried out alone, or in combination with facial lifting, eyelid correction, chin augmentation, nose correction, etc.
The fatty deposits are suctioned out by making a tiny incision through which a small tube or "cannula" is inserted.
The tube is connected to a source of high suction and passed within the fatty tissue so that unwanted fat cells are loosened and suctioned away.
This surgical procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, under either general or local anesthesia, depending on the preference of surgeon and patient.
What happens after ?
You will usually be required to wear an elastic dressing for several days following the procedure to provide support and to maintain your new shape.
Most patients experience some bruising, minimal discomfort and swelling which may last for a few weeks. Most patients resume normal activity or return to work within a few days of the surgery. It takes up to six months before the final result of surgery is apparent.
However, a vast majority of patients are functional and presentable in 1 to 2 weeks.
What are the risks ?
There are risks as in any surgical procedure, such as infection, bleeding, scarring, skin irregularities, etc.