The neck can be one of the first places to belie our age, with loose skin and horizontal bands that make us look older than we feel. To make things worse, isolated pockets of fat can accumulate around the neck, giving us less definition in the jawline and sometimes giving the appearance of a double chin. Plastic surgery can address those concerns, creating a smoother contour and a more youthful profile.
Smart Lipo is an innovative liposuction technique that allows for the removal of isolated pockets of fat with less cost, discomfort and downtime than traditional liposuction procedures. A very small cannula is inserted into the fat deposit, where it delivers laser energy to liquefy fat cells for easier removal. The procedure can be performed with local anesthesia and patients are able to return to regular activities within a day or two.
Because this procedure is less invasive than traditional liposuction, it can be easily adapted to smaller areas like the neck. Laser energy also tightens skin as it removes fat, for a smoother facial contour after the procedure. If your primary concern is a collection of fat deposits around the neck, Smart Lipo might be the right procedure for you.
If your neck fat is accompanied by skin creases and loose skin, a neck lift might be a better option. This surgical procedure removes excess fat, tissue and skin from the neck area, sculpting and tightening the neck, jawline and lower facial contours. This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and requires a week or two of recovery time afterward. However, neck lifts offer dramatic results that are long-lasting, sometimes lasting a lifetime for some patients.
At Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kaweski uses a variety of neck lift techniques that allow her to customize the surgery to the unique needs and desired outcome of the individual patient. Incisions are typically placed around the ear, where visible scarring will be minimal after surgery. Neck lifts usually take 2-4 hours to complete and patients are usually able to return home the same day as their procedure.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your neck due to developing pockets of fat or other concerns, Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery can help.
Contact our staff today at (619) 464-9876 to learn more about our neck treatments or to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Kaweski.