Aging, genetics and weight gain can negatively affect the appearance of neck, causing the chin and jaw line to become full and puffy. Excess submental fat and loose sagging skin or a ‘double chin’ is a common aesthetic concern among both men and women. Exercise and diet can help to some extent, but often fail to provide the desired results. Neck liposuction in NYC using the minimally-invasive FDA-approved Smartlipo Triplex laser-assisted device is an effective option to address this problem. The procedure removes excess fatty tissue and skin from the neck area and restores a more youthful appearance.
Benefits of Smartlipo Laser Liposuction
The Smartlipo Triplex workstation combines the power of three laser wavelengths – 1440, 1064 and 1320 nm – to melt excess fat and remove it safely and effectively. Its intelligent delivery systems SmartSense™ and ThermaGuide™ monitor skin temperature and help prevent overheating. Neck liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with a neck lift and facelift. The key benefits of this treatment include –
- Enhances the facial profile, chin, and submental region
- Restores definition to the face
- Quick recovery
- Procedure performed on an outpatient basis
- Long lasting results
- Liquefies and removes superficial as well as deep fat
- Minimal pain and discomfort
- Needs only local anesthesia
- Small incisions
Ideal Candidates for Neck Liposuction
Individuals considering neck liposuction must meet the following criteria –
- Have disproportional areas of localized fat deposits below the chin
- Have realistic expectations
- Have good skin elasticity and skin tone, with no sagging
- Be close to their ideal body weight
- Be in good health without any underlying medical conditions
- Be at least 18 years old
The plastic surgeon begins the neck liposuction procedure by marking the treatment site and injecting a local anesthetic into it. Tiny incisions are made to insert the minimally invasive cannula of the Smartlipo device and deliver laser energy into the site. The laser energy liquefies the fat so that it can be suctioned out gently, leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected.
Patients can return to work within a week and get back to normal activity within 2 weeks. Proper aftercare is crucial to prevent infection and scarring, and recover smoothly. Patients may be advised to take complete rest on the day following the procedure and to wear an elastic compression collar for a period of up to 6 weeks to support healing. Sleeping with the head of the bed elevated for one week after the treatment is important. Patients should also avoid bending, lifting or straining the neck area until complete recovery.
Choosing an experienced Manhattan liposuction surgeon who is specialized in using Smartlipo technology is crucial if you are considering neck liposuction. An experienced surgeon will listen carefully to patient concerns, educate them on all available options, and help them take an informed decision.