The team at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery, including Dr. Wayne Larrabee himself, are available to assist patients in finding solutions for their common facial concerns. This may include both surgical and nonsurgical options. When patients are dealing with excess fat underneath the chin and around the jowls, they may be considered an appropriate candidate for neck liposuction. Read on to learn more about this procedure and when it may be beneficial for an individual to consider.
What is neck liposuction and how is it performed?
Neck liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from the neck area. It is typically performed using a small tube called a cannula, which is inserted through a tiny incision in the skin. The fat is then suctioned out of the neck area using the cannula.
Neck liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as facelift surgery or eyelid surgery. This type of surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, which means that you will not need to stay overnight in the hospital following your procedure.
When do I need neck liposuction?
There are many reasons why someone might want to consider neck liposuction. One common reason is when someone has lost a significant amount of weight and they have excess skin around their neck. This can be caused by both weight loss surgery and natural weight loss. Another common reason is due to aging. As we age, our skin can start to sag and there can be excess fat around the neck area. This can make us look older than we actually are and can be very frustrating.
Am I a candidate for neck liposuction?
If you are considering neck liposuction, it is critical that you consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who has experience performing this procedure, such as Dr. Wayne Larrabee of The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery in Seattle, WA. He will be able to assess your individual case and determine if you would be a good candidate for surgery. This can be done by calling 206-386-3550 and requesting an appointment at our office to consult with us and undergo an initial evaluation.