Neck Liposuction Pensacola, FL

Removing a double-chin a fairly common wish among patients.  While there are non-surgical treatments like Kybella, liposuction of the neck remains the best and most predictable option for treating this area.  Liposuction of the neck is usually performed in the office under local and oral sedation.

Introduction to Neck Lift

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Typical Timing/Age

40-60

Problem

Isolated areas of excess fat.

Procedure

The area to be treated is accessed with cannulas a small skin incision under/behind the chin. The isolated area of excess fat is then artfully removed to leave behind a pleasing contour. This is why some plastic surgeons refer to liposuction as “liposculpture.”

Goal

To remove fat from neck and create a more youthful, pleasing neck contour.

Facility

Office/Clinic, Surgery Center or Hospital

Preparation

Patients should be at a stable weight.

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia in the office/clinic or general anesthesia at a surgery center or hospital.

Hospital stay

Most patients choose to go home after surgery.

Assistance

You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to care for others or drive a car.

Walking

You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.

Showering

You may shower immediately after surgery.

Exercise

Light exercise is ok 1 week after surgery. Regular exercise after 2 weeks.

Sex

Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.

Work

1 week or less depending on your type of work.

Swelling

Usually peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.

Bruising

Should subside within 1-2 weeks.

Performed by: Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque and Dr. Patterson

 

*Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank: Statistics 2013. (2014). Aesthetic Surgery Journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 34(1 suppl), 1S-22S.doi:10.1177/1090820X14542571

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