Do you have excess fat and skin on your chin and jaw? Are you tired of feeling like you have a double chin in all of your pictures? Unfortunately, these can be the natural effects of aging, genetics, and weight changes typically occurring in your 30s and 40s. Rather than being self-conscious and struggling with your self-esteem, consider neck liposuction in Nashville.
Neck liposuction is an ideal solution for removing stubborn chin fat that does not respond to diet or exercise. Neck liposuction removes excess fat and tightens your skin, creating a more contoured, youthful appearance. Our qualified plastic surgeon, Dr. Olivia MaDan, is committed to restoring your confidence through safe and effective neck surgery procedures.
Neck Liposuction Is a Simple Procedure
Neck liposuction is less invasive than other types of neck surgery and can be completed in less than an hour. Under oral sedation, your neck is numbed with local anesthetic. Three small incisions (1 – 2 mm) are made behind your ears and under your chin. A fine, precision cannula is then used to remove the excess fat.
Removing excess fat in precise areas allows for a sculpted and contoured jawline and neck. After completing the procedure, supportive foam and compression garments are applied.
Ideal Candidates for Neck Liposuction
An ideal candidate for in-office neck liposuction is one who has good skin quality and elasticity. Typically, patients in their 20s to 40s fall into this category. The skin will tighten ~ 5 – 10 % after the liposuction procedure. Older women (60s years and up) may not have sufficient skin tightening after liposuction. A neck lift may be the best option for patients with significant skin laxity and poor elasticity.
Your overall health is another consideration when deciding whether to undergo neck liposuction in Nashville. You should be healthy and free from neck or jaw conditions that could prevent proper healing. You should also have adequate fat deposits on your neck.
You may consider neck liposuction for the following reasons:
- You desire a more youthful appearance
- You want to improve a double chin
- You desire a thinner and more contoured face, neck, and jawline
- You want to boost your confidence and self-esteem with a more symmetrical appearance
What to Expect Before Your Neck Liposuction
Your neck liposuction procedure begins with an initial consultation at our clinic in Nashville. During this meeting, our talented plastic surgeon, Dr. MaDan, will review your medical history, ensuring that you are a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. MaDan may recommend that you make appropriate lifestyle changes, such as eliminating smoking, aspirin, or blood thinners prior to the procedure, as well as following a healthy diet.
To ensure the most optimal results, a medical grade skin care regimen is essential. A customized skin care plan can be developed for you at our office. Additional procedures such as a facelift, a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or skin resurfacing may be recommended for your consideration. In the event that you are not deemed to be a suitable candidate for neck liposuction, Dr. MaDan will recommend alternative, non-surgical procedures that can help you achieve your desired result.
What to Expect During Your Neck Liposuction
To keep you comfortable during your in-office procedure, oral sedation is administered before your procedure. In addition, neck liposuction surgery requires the use of numbing, local anesthetic. The local anesthetic is injected to numb the incision sites behind the ears and chin. The incisions are small, about the size of your small fingernail width. The area is then tumesced with a mixture of saline, lidocaine and epinephrine. This solution is given time to take effect. Afterwards, a small liposuction cannula is used to remove the excess fat, define the jawline and contour the neck. After the excess fat is removed, the tissues are carefully repositioned and small incisions closed with sutures. This procedure takes less than one hour in total.
Immediately after your neck liposuction procedure at our office in Nashville, you will be monitored for at least 30 minutes to ensure that there are no complications. Once you are cleared to leave by our expert medical team, you can go home. A trusted friend or family member is required to drive you home.
What to Expect After Your Neck Liposuction
After your neck liposuction surgery in Nashville, you will be required to wear a special compression garment that will help reduce swelling. Drainage from the incision sites is normal for the first 24-28 hours after your procedure. Mild bruising can be expected. A full list of postoperative restrictions and directions will be provided to you by Dr. MaDan. We strongly advise that you follow them closely to ensure an optimal result.
Schedule Your Neck Liposuction Procedure in Nashville
Neck liposuction helps remove stubborn fat, excess skin, and a double chin for a refined face, neck, and jawline contour. It is a less invasive procedure performed in less than an hour with just two weeks of limited activities (exercise, heavy lifting etc.). Weight maintenance (within 5-10% of your weight at the time of surgery) should allow you to enjoy long-lasting results.
Plastic Surgery Affiliates is well-known and highly trusted by our loyal clients in Nashville and middle Tennessee. We are a team of highly qualified and highly trained medical professionals. At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, we only hire and train the best. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Olivia MaDan, has a wealth of experience in facial surgery, especially in restoring the natural beauty and contours of the face and neck.
Reach out to Plastic Surgery Affiliates if you want to remove stubborn fat and regain a youthful appearance through neck liposuction in Nashville. Our trusted plastic surgeon, Dr. Olivia MaDan, is well equipped to perform proper neck liposuction for a quick recovery. Contact our highly-trained team to schedule your appointment.