This is a procedure which can be done on its own or in combination with other procedures. The greatest success is in women 40 and younger, and men 50 and younger. This procedure is reasonable for someone who is quite young. Sometimes the cheeks are reduced as well. The neck liposuction can be limited to the area under the chin (submental) or extend down the front of the neck depending on the aesthetic needs of the patient.

Surgery time: 1-1.5 hours

Preparation: For 10 days before surgery, you should eat a high protein diet and avoid anticoagulants such as vitamin E, over the counter feel good meds, alcohol, antihistamine, herbal oils.

Procedure: The patient’s neck and face are evaluated. Scar is minimized, if not avoided, by using needle entry sites behind the ear and at the chin. This avoids the need for incisions that are more likely to show. A bandage is placed over the suctioned area, which should remain in place for several days.

Care: As with most facial cosmetic procedures, you need to elevate your head and avoid salt load, which can cause swelling. A good way to do this is to take protein powder postoperatively for the first several days. A good brand will provide the vitamins, minerals and protein required for healing.

Results: Neck liposuction can last many years if you are temperate with diet and exercise. It removes congenital fat pads that you cannot diet off. It is suitable for very young people. This procedure can postpone the need for a facelift, but as time takes its course the skin may relax with aging past 50.

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