Neck liposuction, or neck lipoplasty, is an effective and minimally invasive way to remove persistent fat deposits from the neck, giving the neck a smoother, more youthful overall appearance.
This procedure is often performed on patients who have tried to tone their neck through diet and exercise, but have been unable to do so in target areas. These deposits may be due to genetics or rapid weight loss, and as such may not respond well to traditional methods of body shaping. The liposuction procedure can help shape the overall contours of the neck in most of these cases.
Candidates for Neck Liposuction
This procedure is best performed on healthy, active individuals who have tried to remove their fat deposits through diet and exercise.
Neck liposuction may have a dramatic affect on appearance. Possible changes may include:
- Removal of excess fat deposits
- Improvement of neck contours
- Improvement of balance and proportion
- More youthful and healthy appearance
To ensure the best possible outcome, it may be helpful for patients to quit smoking before undergoing the procedure, as it decreases the body's natural healing speed. Liposuction should not be performed as a treatment for obesity, as it cannot replace healthy diet and exercise.
How Neck Liposuction Works
Before beginning the procedure, the patient will be sedated using intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. This guarantees complete comfort for the patient during liposuction.
Small incisions are made in inconspicuous places on the neck near the target areas. The incision area is filled with sterile fluid to reduce bleeding and traumatic impact. A thin tube is inserted in the incision and moved back and forth to jostle excess fat out of place, which is then removed using suction. The fluid is drained and the incisions are closed with fine sutures for minimal scarring.
What Happens After Neck Liposuction?
A bandage or compression wrap may be placed over the incisions to control swelling and bruising. Small drains may be placed in the incisions to allow them to drain naturally during the healing process. The bandages may come off within a few days, depending on the procedure.
While the wounds in the neck should heal over in a few days, in may take a few months for the swelling to decrease to the point that the change can be seen. It will be important to maintain a healthy weight following liposuction to ensure the best long-term results. Very rarely, there may be complications during neck liposuction, including pain, bleeding, infection, and atypical surface appearance.
Learn More about Neck Liposuction In Oklahoma City
For more information about neck liposuction, or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Paul F. Benien, Jr., contact our Oklahoma City office at 405-691-3111. Our office is located at 9617 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73159, just minutes from Will Rogers World Airport. Service areas include: Oklahoma City, Tuttle, Edmond, Norman, Moore, Tulsa, Midwest City, Lawton, Yukon, Stillwater, Mustang, Shawnee, Blanchard and Elk City, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston.