Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I know if I Am a Candidate for Neck Liposuction?
In select patients, neck liposuction without a facelift can be extremely effective. Neck liposuction is often recommended for patients with excellent skin elasticity and with minor submental (under the chin) excess skin or “jowling”. It is important to speak with an experienced specialist like Dr. Alexis Furze at Facial Plastic Surgery Orange County to help manage realistic expectations when considering neck liposuction or any skin enhancement procedure.
How Long Do Neck Liposuction Results Last?
Neck liposuction typically lasts five to ten years, with results varying depending on the patient. Results can differ because of several factors, especially weight gain. Weight gain of about 30 or more pounds can affect the results of neck liposuction. Furthermore, results are dependent on patients’ general health, genetics and skin care regime. However, for patients who carefully maintain their health it is reasonable to expect results that last as long as 10 years.
Is Neck Liposuction Recovery Painful?
Although some discomfort can be anticipated after any plastic surgery procedure, most patients are surprised by how manageable the soreness is after neck liposuction. Patients usually experience tightness from swelling or a pulling feeling under the chin area. Prescription medication is prescribed for the first two or three days after the treatment, though patients often change to Extra Strength Tylenol afterward until all discomfort subsides.
How Much Downtime Should I Expect?
For this type of procedure one to two weeks of downtime from work is generally recommended. Since initial swelling may take slightly longer to dissipate, some patients prefer to take three weeks off from work to ensure all swelling has gone down before returning to work. Due to the fact that any activity that increases blood pressure can increase the time it takes for the swelling to reduce, it is also recommended that all aerobic activity be avoided for approximately three weeks after neck liposuction.
What is a Neck Liposuction Consult Like?
At Facial Plastic Surgery Orange County your neck liposuction consultation is an opportunity to discuss your personal goals with an expert plastic surgeon. As you establish what you would like to accomplish aesthetically, your experienced plastic surgeon will analyze and explain what can be realistically achieved through neck liposuction. Typically during the consult the surgeon examines your face, skin and bone structure to establish how much potential fat could be removed from the neck and lower face area. The examination is typically done around the chin and jawline. In addition, the surgeon usually explains how the procedure is performed, the risks associated and what expectations you should have after the procedure.