Excessive neck fat and sagging skin: these are things that can be easily taken care of at the Kagan Institute in Los Angeles, California. By scheduling a neck liposuction, you can take back your confidence and self-esteem with a simple, minimally invasive procedure. Be sure to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kagan so we can answer any questions you may have, and read on to get the answers to some of your questions right now.
The Big Question: What Is Neck Liposuction?
Liposuction of the neck is the process of removing unwanted and excessive fat below the chin and jaw areas. It’s a treatment meant for the removal of what would be considered a noticeable or significant amount of fat using a small, vacuum-like tool that sucks up the fat through very small incisions. It’s a minimally invasive procedure, but it should always be performed by a licensed professional.
These sections of fat in the neck become more noticeable over time, so don’t feel bad about the sudden appearance of a double chin. Also, you definitely shouldn’t feel shy about seeking out treatment options. When the skin loosens with age, it’s easy for fat tissue to begin building up in the neck area.
The Pros of Liposuction of the Neck
If you’re looking for a greatly improved facial structure and photogenic profile, this process is definitely right for you. Not only will you look healthier, but you can also consider this a major boost in your confidence and self-esteem. It’s also a solid motivator to stay physically fit and healthy.
The best part of liposuction of the neck is that it’s a minimally invasive procedure with almost no recovery time at all, so you don’t have to feel anxious about the process at all.
Neck Liposuction FAQs:
How Do You Get Rid of Saggy Neck Skin?
The best way to solve excess fat on the neck is with liposuction. At times, this could result in some excess sagging skin, which is why it’s recommended that a minimally invasive sculpting lift be performed at or around the same time. In most cases, this isn’t necessary, but in the event of sagging skin, we are fully licensed and qualified to perform a lift to get rid of it.
What Is the Process of Liposuction?
Just like with any liposuction treatment, small incisions are made in the affected area, which will heal up with essentially no scarring or any long-term side-effects at all. A small suction tool will be inserted into these areas by a licensed professional, and they will take care of the unwanted bulges. The fat is broken down by the tool and then sucked out. While that may sound a little intense, it’s actually very straightforward and standard.
Liposuction of the neck is also known as “submental liposuction,” so don’t get confused by the title if the liposuction professional refers to it as such when explaining the process. The liposuction incisions are typically made behind your ear lobes and beneath the chin. The entire process is very quick, taking place within one to two hours.
Can I Undergo a Facelift or Some Other Cosmetic Treatment With a Liposuction of the Neck?
Yes, and it’s actually quite common. Older patients who may be concerned with extra saggy neck skin or who are looking for a complete cosmetic rejuvenation often seek out both procedures at once. If everything works out ideally, you may even get to complete both treatments on the same visit. This is the ideal way to completely and effectively improve the overall shape of your neck and chin area. The goal of both of these concepts is the complete reshaping of the jawline and facial profile.
How About a Rhinoplasty?
There’s actually quite a bit of a balance to how your facial features all come together, from your neck to your nose. Those who are seeking a complete change in their face often look for both a nose job and liposuction. This means that rhinoplasty may be necessary following liposuction, although they may not be done at the same time due to the time it takes to perform a nose job.
At the Kagan Institute in Los Angeles, we offer a variety of facial rejuvenation options, from facelifts to mid-face reshaping. These minimally invasive procedures are all performed with tiny threads that will make you look more youthful and complement your liposuction.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction or a Neck Lift?
Generally, most men and women alike qualify for the treatment. An individual assessment on whether liposuction is right for you will be necessary, but anyone between the ages of 30 – 60 is usually a candidate to receive the treatment. If you are in good health and want to enhance your appearance or rid your neck and chin area of excessive fat, then this treatment is for you.
Ideally, we’re looking for someone who has a disproportionate amount of neck fat or saggy skin relative to their face and jaw. In other words, if you experience any sagginess or excessive protrusion, you’re a good candidate. Even a patient who has a bigger build could be a potential candidate. Again, it’s on an individual basis, and we’ll assess if we’re ready to move forward with you as a patient.
What Is the Best Age to Receive Liposuction of the Neck?
Most of our clients are between the ages of 30 and 60, but don’t be afraid to come in for a consultation if you fall outside of this range. Again, it’s a case-by-case situation, and your individual analysis will determine if you are a good fit.
However, a large majority of submental liposuctions are performed on those who are in their 20s or 30s. Those who are older, typically in their 50s or 60s, get the liposuction treatment done alongside other rejuvenating treatments. For example, older patients may decide to get a face or neck lift or some other enhancing treatment at the same time.
Depending on age, your skin and health will be part of the evaluation process. We need to determine whether your skin is strong enough to handle the liposuction. Again, don’t be too timid to come in if you feel you’re too young or too old. You may just be a great match.
Does Liposuction Make Me Look Younger?
Short answer: not exactly. The goal here is to even out your appearance if neck fat is excessive. Younger people tend to have fuller necks compared to adults, so maybe “younger” is not the endgame here. Men and women alike will look more attractive and healthy after liposuction. If your goal is a more youthful look, that’s great — we also offer rejuvenation services that are proven to make you look younger and tighter.
How Long Is the Recovery for Neck Liposuction?
Almost no time at all is needed for recovery. Typically, we see patients make a full recovery in just a couple of days. You can continue your life as you did before just shortly after the process is complete. This is a minimally invasive treatment, and your life doesn’t have to be put on hold. All you need to do is rest up for a bit and avoid any strenuous activity for a week or two.
Does the Liposuction Treatment Affect the Muscles in My Neck?
By removing any excess fat, the muscles in your neck become more exposed, due simply to the fact that fat is what covers your muscles. For this reason, neck liposuction must be performed by a licensed expert. Showcasing muscle bands in your neck that may be bulging or unsightly is not the goal of a liposuction procedure, and these should be treated by some other means.
Is This for Men and Women?
No matter your gender, there’s no reason you shouldn’t feel confident about our appearance. Excessive neck bulges and “turkey gobblers” are just as likely to affect the self-image of men as women, and both will benefit from a leaner and more attractive outcome.
In fact, many men seek out a strong neck and jawline, and there’s no better way to enhance that than with neck liposuction. This is what makes submental liposuction a very common enhancement for men.
Is a Chin Liposuction the Same Thing as a Neck Liposuction?
There’s a lot of confusion about the similarities and differences between chin liposuction and liposuction of the neck. Chin liposuctions specifically remove and reshape the excess fat beneath the chin area, making it leaner, complimenting the neck and face. In most cases, a treatment involving the chin will coincide with a chin lift of some kind. There is also the broader liposuction of the neck area.
It all boils down to wherever you think the “problem area” is, or where we should focus. If you think it’s a chin problem you have, that’s what we will cover, but if the area is more around the jaw, we’ll call it a “neck issue.” In any case, the liposuction will cover the area where your neck meets your jaw and will extend to the bottom of your neck.
Will My Skin Tighten After a Liposuction?
It’s common for patients under the age of 40 or 50 to have no issue with this. For most patients, the skin tightens during the recovery process and no other cosmetic aesthetic procedure needs to be performed. Older patients tend to have aged skin that doesn’t always tighten after the process and recovery is done. This is the primary reason that other aesthetic treatments are often performed alongside liposuction of the chin or neck.
Just as when you lose weight, some sagging skin is possible, but it’s not a big deal as it’s easily taken care of. Even if you don’t come in for a facelift, there are skin tightening creams you can buy. We recommend trying out different things, such as products that contain vitamins (A, C, and E), aloe vera, and hyaluronic acid. Sometimes the heat can have an effect on the elasticity of your skin, so take it easy with sun exposure and saunas.
A facelift is always an option, however, and the Kagan Institute in Los Angeles, California has options for people of any age. Recovery time is no more than 7 days, and discomfort is minimal to non-existent, so consider a cosmetic procedure at a competitive price. It’s worth noting that liposuction isn’t meant for loose skin or muscle bands and should only be considered for excessive fat.
A Neck and Chin Rejuvenation Will Change Your Life
If you have questions that were not answered here, contact us at the Kagan Institute in Los Angeles, California and we’ll give you a consultation where you can ask away.