Neck Liposuction Procedure Facts
The surgical goal is to safely remove unwanted fatty deposits while contouring and sculpting a more aesthetically pleasing neck and jawline.
The procedure takes approximately an hour to complete. Small hidden incisions (about 3mm) are made behind the ear and under the chin. A special tumescent fluid solution is next placed within the fatty areas to be removed. This solution provides numbing to the areas targeted while also minimizing bleeding. Fat is then carefully removed from the areas of concern using a surgical instrument called a cannula, which is attached with tubing to a suction machine. At the end of the procedure, the skin openings will be sutured with a single stitch. The patient will be placed in a compression garment that will be worn for a certain amount of time afterward.
The procedure is performed under IV sedation. In some cases, the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia alone.
After the procedure
All patients are sent home the day of surgery and are given a set of post-procedure instructions to follow. The patient will follow up the next day for a post-procedure check. The patient will then follow up with Dr. Corrado as deemed necessary during their post-procedure course.
While recovery is easy, you should expect some initial drainage along with swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Your compression garment will minimize the swelling, bruising, and discomfort, and will assist in the retraction of any loose skin. Swelling and bruising usually resolve in one to two weeks. While some results are noted immediately, your final shape and form will continue to improve as your swelling subsides. Usually, light work duties may be resumed within five days and vigorous exercise within three weeks.