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Neck Liposuction in Philadelphia

Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in New Jersey and the Philadelphia metropolitan areas. It is also referred to as liposculpture, lipoplasty, and suction-assisted lipectomy. The ideal candidate is physically fit and eats well-balanced meals, but is unable to reduce a fatty deposit that is localized and often seems to involve a genetic susceptibility.

Persistent fat under your chin

Unfortunately, the body is programmed to store fat beneath the chin and on the neck. You may be genetically programmed for a double chin, or you may have seen it develop over time due to aging. Excess chin and neck fat can add years to your appearance, even if the rest of your body is slim and fit. These bothersome fatty deposits in the neck can be safely and effectively removed with liposuction. After the procedure, your neck will appear slimmer and your profile will be more refined. Neck liposuction allows the chin and jawline to become more defined, providing a more sculpted appearance. The first step in determining the best procedure for you is to meet with Dr. Corrado for a consultation.

How does neck lipo work?

While not a treatment for obesity, liposuction selectively removes persistent and unwanted fat. Patients seeking neck liposuction often complain about a double chin, having “no” neck, lack of jawline definition, and an unattractive profile. All these complaints can be addressed with neck liposuction.

Candidates for neck liposuction

To undergo custom neck sculpting with liposuction, candidates should be in good general health, be at a healthy weight, have skin with a reasonable level of elasticity and have the desire to correct any of the following aesthetic issues:

  • Pockets of fat that have developed under the chin
  • A double chin that makes you look older and heavier
  • A neckline that has lost its youthful definition due to the development of fat deposits
  • A neckline that appears to drift onto your upper neck

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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

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.

Anesthesia

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.

Recovery

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.

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Why choose Dr. Corrado?

Dr. Anthony Corrado has achieved a rare level of training and education, attaining double board-certification as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and otolaryngologist (head and neck specialist). He is widely regarded as being among the most accomplished, talented, and ethical facial plastic surgeons practicing in the Philadelphia area. Discerning patients choose treatment performed by Dr. Corrado and trust his reputation for excellence in facial plastic surgery.

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