Neck & Chin Liposculpture
Excess, unwanted fat in the neck area and under the chin is quite common, even amongst younger women. In healthy individuals, this fat is genetically predetermined to accumulate in the neck region and is resistant to dieting and exercise.
Liposculpture to the neck area will greatly improve the look of the face, giving a more youthful and fresh appearance. Friends and Family will comment on our patient’s rejuvenated appearance without realising what procedure has been performed. Neck Liposculpture is a “true” rejuvenative procedure that will take years of your appearance.
Heavy Jowls can also be treated with Liposculpture, further improving the contour of your face.
Despite patients concerned about loose skin following the procedure, with careful Liposculpture technique and with the use of Laser Lipolysis, the skin of the neck will tighten up with time.
Liposculpture vs Liposuction
Liposculpture is a safer and more effective form of Liposuction that can be performed on an outpatient basis, without the need for general anaesthetic and with less down-time and post-operative discomfort.
Liposculpture is ideal for removing fat from areas of the body otherwise resistant to dietary modification and regular exercise. It is not intended as a means for generalised weight loss.
Neck & Chin Liposuction Summary
Back to Work:
3 - 6 weeks
3-5 days – will improve over 12 months
Common Side Effects:
Bruising and lumpiness in the neck area
Women's Neck & Chin Liposuction - Key Facts
How do we perform neck liposculpture?
Neck Liposculpture is a relatively painless and quick procedure. Laser Assisted Lipolysis (Liposculpture and Combined Laser Lipolysis) is the preferred method of Neck Liposculpture at Sculpture Clinic™ .
This procedure is carried out completely under local anaesthesia and under very strict protocols. An anti-anxiety tablet may be given about an hour prior to the procedure to help patients relax and to reduce anxiety. Following the prepping process, patients will be asked to lie on their back and local anaesthetic will be applied to the areas that require treatment. The anaesthetic will be allowed to settle in for at least half an hour. Several 2 mm incisions are made at the base of the Jawline at varying distances, through which the liposuction cannula is placed.
At Sculpture Clinic™, only Micro-Cannulae are used for Neck Liposculpture. A criss-crossing pattern is utilised to help attain the most even and uniform results. As mentioned, a specialised laser fibre is used in conjunction with the micro-cannula to ensure that the procedure is as minimally traumatic as possible. The laser fibre has a duel action in that it helps remove fat with minimal trauma and also improves skin tightening.
How long does neck liposculpture take?
Most procedures will take from between 1-2 hours to complete.
What areas are treated during neck liposculpture?
When performing Liposculpture of the Neck, it is important to address the neck as a whole. Dedicated cosmetic surgeons with special training in liposculpture will routinely assess and if necessary, treat 4 areas during Neck Liposculpture:
- Submental Area (area under the chin)
- Submandibular Area (area under the jawline)
- Cheeks (just above the jawline).
Who are the best candidates for neck liposculpture?
In general, women who have fatty tissue in the neck, are excellent candidates for neck Liposculpture. We usually recommend the procedure in the following scenarios:
- Women who lack definition of the Jawline
- Women with a “double chin”,
- Women with heavy Jowls.
How is not a good candidate for neck liposculpture?
It is quite common to see patients who present with little to no fat in the Neck Area. They instead have loose skin of the neck, colloquially referred to as the “Turkey Gobbler Neck”. In these cases, the loose skin is a result of weak neck muscles (platysma ). These people will benefit from surgical repair of the Platysma (neck muscles) and a lower facelift.
Women, who present with a poorly defined jawline, but no neck fat, are equally poor candidates for Neck Liposculpture. In these cases, the neck muscles are strong and hyperactive. These patients would instead benefit from Botox Injections to help weaken the neck muscles and in turn, help sharpen the angle between the jaw and neck. Other patients may again be good candidates for a facelift.
What support garments are required?
A special light elastic neck garment is used for the first 3-4 days and then at night for a further 5 nights. At Sculpture Clinic, we use the very best Garments which provide comfort and effective compression.
How much time off work will I need?
Generally speaking, we advise 2-3 days off work. You are to avoid heavy lifting for 1 week. After this time, you can return to normal gym activities or jogging.
Is neck liposculpture permanent?
The answer is Yes! The reduction in the size of the neck is permanent and will remain so, even with significant weight gain.
Are there any scars?
The small entry holes used to pass the fine Cannulae, are approximately 2mm wide. There will usually be one under the earlobe or one under the angle of the jaw on each side. In addition to this, three small incisions will be made under the chin to help with the gentle but meticulous removal of the fibrous fat of the neck. These small holes are never to be sutured and will settle very quickly, becoming barely visible after several weeks. Further details will be given to you during your consultation with an in depth discussion of the rationale behind these small incisions.
What is the cost of neck liposculpture?
The cost of this procedure will vary according to the number of areas that require treatment and will also vary depending on whether or not there is any facial fat grafting. There are also “Theatre” and “Consumable” fees which are added to the overall fee. In cases of Laser Liposculpture, an advanced Fibre Optic, Radial Laser Fibre will be used to help melt the fat as it is removed. This along with the laser machine will incur an additional fee.
An accurate costing will be provided to you following your initial consultation and will be discussed in depth with our Patient Advisor.