Male Neck Laser Liposuction – Frequently Asked Questions

by | Published on Feb 5, 2021 | Neck Liposuction

Today, more and more men are opting to have plastic surgery procedures to improve their appearance. Neck liposuction is one of the most popular procedures among men. Fat accumulation under the chin and a saggy appearance to their jawline and jowls occurs due to aging, weight gain, and genetics. Rather than undergoing traditional liposuction which involves general anesthesia and longer downtime, many men are opting to have minimally-invasive liposuction. In fact, male neck laser liposuction in New York City is a widely accepted minimally-invasive procedure performed using the laser-assisted Smartlipo Triplex workstation. Despite the popularity of the procedure, not many patients who intend having neck liposuction are properly informed about it. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about male neck laser liposuction.

What exactly is Male Neck Liposuction?

Male neck liposuction is cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fatty tissue and skin from the neck area to provide a better defined, attractive neckline.

How is male neck liposuction performed?

In reliable NYC plastic surgery practices, male neck liposuction is performed using the minimally-invasive Smartlipo Triplex workstation. This FDA-approved laser workstation allows surgeons to liquefy and extract fat safely and effectively. This precise laser lipolysis system removes excess fat using three laser wavelengths – 1064nm, 1440nm and 1320nm – in single or blended mode using Smartlipo’s Multiplex technology. The unique SmartSense ThermaGuide and ThermaView intelligent delivery systems help the surgeon to monitor skin temperature and regulate the flow of energy, thereby minimizing risks of overtreatment.

What does the procedure involve?

After marking the treatment site and administering local anesthesia, a small incision is made under the skin to insert the cannula of the Smartlipo device. Laser energy is delivered to targeted fat cells and melt the unwanted fat. The liquefied fat is then safely removed from the body without causing much discomfort or pain. Performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, the treatment comes with minimal bleeding, pain, swelling, and scarring.

Who is a good candidate for male neck liposuction?

Generally, a good candidate for male neck liposuction is a healthy person who has a double chin – localized fat deposits in the area below the chin. The person should be at or near to their ideal body weight with mild to moderate excess fat and skin in the neck area and have a strong underlying bone structure and good skin elasticity. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, neck liposuction is the ideal option for people in the 20 – 50 age group, as they have good skin elasticity which is required for good results.

You may be a candidate for male neck liposuction procedure if you:

  • Are healthy
  • Have excess fat and skin under the chin
  • Want to strengthen your jawline profile
  • Want to tighten skin to prevent laxity in the neck area
  • Want a more youthful appearance
  • Have good skin elasticity

What should I do to prepare for Neck Laser Liposuction?

Though the procedure is minimally-invasive, you need to prepare your body and mind for Smartlipo laser liposuction in NYC. Here are some pre-operative tips to avoid pre-surgery jitters:

  • Get the compulsory pre-operative mandated tests and physical exam.
  • Stop taking products containing aspirin, ibuprofen (ex. Advil, Motrin), or Vitamin E.
  • Avoid sun tanning 2 weeks prior to surgery
  • Quit smoking at least four weeks before the treatment.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for at least one week prior to surgery.
  • Let your surgeon know about all your current medications and any natural health products you take.
  • Don’t stop taking your prescription medications unless you are advised to do so by your surgeon.
  • If you color or perm your hair, hold off for one week prior to surgery and for three weeks after surgery.
  • Take care to see that you are close to your target weight before your procedure.
  • Plan to take one or two weeks off after the treatment, depending upon the type of your job.
  • Get the things you would need following the procedure ready in advance and keep everything handy.
  • Buy the recommended chin compression garment to wear after the procedure.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and drink plenty of water in the weeks before your surgery

What are the benefits of male neck liposuction using local anesthesia?

Male neck liposuction performed as a wide-awake procedure using local anesthesia reduces down time and allows patients to return home the same day. Moreover, the procedure when done using Smartlipo Triplex provides several benefits such as:

  • Laser melts the underlying fat and simultaneously tightens the surrounding skin by stimulating collagen production
  • Reliable, controlled release of energy through SmartSense™, ThermaView™, and ThermaGuide™ delivery systems
  • Post-surgical trauma is lesser than conventional liposuction, as the procedure is minimally-invasive, safe and gentle
  • Tiny incisions are required
  • Provides quick recovery
  • Minimal pain and discomfort
  • Less scarring and faster healing compared to invasive surgery

If you have severe skin laxity, a facelift/neck lift may be recommended along with liposuction.

When can I return to work after my neck liposuction procedure?

According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, patients can return to work within 1 week and to full activity after about 2 weeks.

What will the recovery be like?

You surgeon may advise you to take complete rest on the day following the procedure. You may be advised to wear an elastic compression collar around the neck and jaw line area for a period of up to 6 weeks following surgery for optimal results. You will also be advised to sleep with the head of the bed elevated for one week after the treatment. You should avoid bending, lifting or straining the neck area until complete recovery. Regular massage during the recovery phase may speed up healing.

Are the results permanent?

Though the outcome of male neck laser liposuction is long-lasting, weight gain after the procedure can affect the results. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle for long-lasting results.

If you are considering male neck laser liposuction in New York City, choose an AAAASF-accredited practice that provides the service of experienced surgeons who are specialized in using Smartlipo technology. A reliable surgeon will listen carefully to your concerns, educate you on all available options, help you take an informed decision, and ensure that the treatment is customized to meet your goals.

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