Neck Liposuction: Palo Alto

A double chin and excess fat deposits in the neck can make a person look heavier and older than he or she actually is. Even when no cosmetic treatments are performed on the face, neck contouring can dramatically improve a person’s appearance, creating a slimmer, more youthful look of the neck and jawline. At Vistnes Plastic Surgery of Palo Alto, Dr. Vistnes performs neck liposuction procedures with stunning, rejuvenating results.

Who is a good candidate for Neck Liposuction?

Liposuction removes excess fat but cannot significantly tighten loose, sagging skin. Good candidates for Bay area neck liposuction are typically in their 20s through early 50s with good skin elasticity.

Good skin quality is necessary for the skin to contract evenly and smoothly after a liposuction procedure. Patients who have loose, excess skin along with excess fat in the neck and under the chin may benefit from neck liposuction performed in combination with neck lift surgery.

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How Is Neck Liposuction Performed?

With neck liposuction, Dr. Vistnes can create a more graceful neckline with better definition by removing fat deposits in the neck and under the chin. This is typically a fairly quick procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia.

To perform this procedure, Dr. Vistnes will make a few tiny incisions, carefully concealed behind the ears or beneath the chin. Next, he will insert a small liposuction cannula (thin metal tube) through the incisions to remove excess fat and sculpt natural, aesthetically pleasing contours of the neck and jawline. When the reshaping is complete, these small incisions are closed with sutures.

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What Is Recovery Like after Neck Liposuction?

You may need to wear a supportive chin strap for several days after neck liposuction in Palo Alto. Most patients are able to return to work within one week after the procedure.

Some bruising and swelling is normal after neck liposuction surgery. It should resolve within 10 to 14 days after the procedure. Elevate your head above your heart when resting during your recovery to help reduce swelling and bruising.

What Are the Benefits of Neck Liposuction?

Neck contouring with liposuction, performed alone or in combination with other procedures, can dramatically rejuvenate a person’s overall appearance. Benefits of this treatment include:

  • Redefines the jawline to balance facial features and enhance chin appearance
  • Significantly reduces the appearance of fullness under the chin
  • Can be used to contour the neck and jawline in patients with good skin elasticity
  • Reshapes and sculpts the neck to a more aesthetically desirable appearance
  • Can be combined with other procedures to further enhance facial contours
  • Produces long-lasting results as long as the patient maintains a stable weight
  • Can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia

Custom-Tailored Neck Contouring

Neck contouring is not a one-size-fits-all procedure. Depending on your unique needs, you may be a candidate for neck liposuction performed as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with a neck lift or other facial cosmetic procedures.

Schedule a consultation at Vistnes Plastic Surgery of Palo Alto for an individually-tailored neck contouring treatment plan.


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