Excess fat and sagging skin under the chin area is a common aesthetic concern among both men and women. A double chin, as the condition is called, is caused by various factors such as genetics, weight gain, and aging. Exercise and diet can help to some extent, but often fail to provide the desired results. Neck liposuction in NYC – performed using the FDA-approved laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex device – is an effective option to address these concerns. This minimally invasive procedure involves removes excess fatty tissue and skin from the neck area, tightens the skin, and recontours the neck to result in a more defined, youthful, attractive chin and jawline.
Other benefits of the procedure include –
- Improve the female neck profile
- Short treatment time and quick recovery
- Restore definition to the face
- Long lasting results
- Liquefies and removes superficial as well as deep fat
- Involves minimal pain and discomfort
- Involves local anesthesia
- Procedure performed on an outpatient basis
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Neck Liposuction?
Candidates for neck laser liposuction in New York must meet the following criteria –
- Have disproportional areas of localized fat deposits below the chin
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be in good health without any underlying medical conditions
- Be close to their ideal body weight
- Have good skin elasticity and skin tone, with no sagging
- Have realistic expectations about the outcomes
Neck Laser Liposuction – Procedure and Recovery
The plastic surgeon will begin the procedure by marking the treatment site and administering local anesthesia. The minimally-invasive cannula of the Smartlipo device will be used to deliver laser energy to target the fat cells through a tiny incision in the skin. The device comes with three separate laser wavelengths (1440, 1064 and 1320 nm) that work to liquefy the fat so that it can be suctioned out gently, while leaving the surrounding tissues unaffected. The treatment also offers superior skin tightening affects and the scars would be hardly visible as the incisions remain hidden deep under the chin. Most patients return home the same day. Recovery time would vary depending on the amount of fat removed and the overall time taken to perform the procedure.
Plastic surgeons will provide patients with pre- and post-op instructions to make the procedure and recovery safer and smoother. Following post-op instructions correctly is crucial for smooth recovery as this will help reduce the chances of infection and possible scarring which in turn affect the results. Patients are generally advised to take complete bed rest on the day after surgery. Wearing an elastic compression collar around the neck and jaw line area for a period of up to 6 weeks following surgery is recommended. Patients will be advised to sleep with the head of the bed elevated for one week after the treatment. They should avoid bending, lifting or straining the neck area until complete recovery. Regular massage during the recovery phase may speed up healing. Though the outcomes of neck liposuction are long-lasting, weight gain after the treatment can affect the results. Therefore, following a healthy lifestyle is important for maintaining long-lasting results.
If you are considering laser neck liposuction, choose an AAAASF-accredited NYC liposuction center. An accredited plastic surgery facility will provide the services of plastic surgeons who are skilled and experienced in performing the procedure using Smartlipo. Reliable surgeons will provide customized treatment and end-to-end care till complete recovery.