About Neck Lipo
Some people are genetically predisposed to have fat in the under their chin and throughout the neck even if they are not heavy. This is why, despite losing weight, some will still look heavy because of their neck and have what is commonly known as a "double chin." After neck liposuction, many patients remark that everyone asks them, “Have you lost weight?” or that people say, “You look great!” Residents of Reno in Northwest Nevada and Tahoe in Northeast California find that neck liposuction at Charles P. Virden, MD can deliver dramatic results with minimal downtime and expense. Neck liposuction removes stubborn pockets of fat from the neck for a slimmer profile plus a more defined chin and jawline. While neck liposuction provides impressive results on its own, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Charles Virden often performs neck lipo as part of a facelift or neck lift for a more comprehensive facial renewal.
The ideal candidates for neck liposuction are men and women who:
- Have excess fat on their neck, especially under the chin (the submental area)
- Have tried diet and exercise as a means to lose the fat in this area without success
- Have the appearance of a double chin
- Have overall good health
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What to Expect
Performed in an accredited surgical facility under general anesthesia, neck liposuction requires a small incision just below the chin so the surgeon can remove excess fat through a cannula. It is a relatively short procedure if it is not combined with a neck lift or other facial cosmetic surgical procedures. Once the incision is closed, the patient can expect to see swelling in the area and will be asked to wear a compression garment along with bandages upon discharge.
Neck liposuction patients usually see results after their first follow-up visit when all the bandages are removed. Patients who are worried that the fat will come back should adhere to a healthy diet and exercise program. This will decrease the risk of regaining fat in the remaining fat cells in the neck in the future.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
Double Chin Gone
At our practice, we provide patients with neck liposuction by a highly experienced plastic surgeon to get your best results. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about neck liposuction, the surgical technology we would use, and complementary procedures. Contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation for neck liposuction and get ready to say goodbye to that stubborn double chin.