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Neck Liposuction in Beverly Hills, CA

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What Is Neck Liposuction?

Despite its name, a double chin is actually caused by the presence of too much fat in the neck. To address this, Dr. Timothy Katzen will remove the unwanted neck fat using innovative liposuction techniques. This procedure helps to minimize the look of jowls and the appearance of a double chin. Liposuction of the neck creates a more defined throat and jawline, and it produces a smooth look by tightening muscles and manipulating soft tissue. This procedure can alleviate both small lumps and areas of fat, and it can be employed on large and denser areas. This is a great option for individuals who dream of a slimmer neckline. To learn more about neck liposuction and how it can improve your neckline, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen at his office in Beverly Hills, CA.

What are the benefits of neck liposuction?

There are several benefits to neck liposuction, including:

  • Removal of unwanted fat from under the chin and the neck
  • A more defined appearance to the chin and jaw
  • Customized treatment options
  • Long-lasting results
  • Discreet incision placement for less noticeable scarring

Who is a Candidate for Neck Liposuction?

Men and women who are interested in eliminating excess fat from beneath their jawline to create a defined and youthful appearance are typically considered good candidates for the procedure. Patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and exercise regimen are most likely to see long-lasting results. If you also have excess or sagging skin under your jawline, you may be a candidate for neck liposuction, or potentially, a neck lift combined with neck liposuction.

What to expect during Neck Liposuction

For liposuction of the neck, Dr. Katzen uses a cannula to remove the pockets of fat after making a very small incision below the chin. He may employ the "superwet" tumescent technique in which a numbing solution is combined with another substance and injected into the treatment area to help minimize bleeding. The incision is then carefully sutured together with small stitches. Neck liposuction can be performed on its own, but many patients choose to combine it with another procedure, such as skin tightening, for a more comprehensive result.

How long is recovery After Neck Liposuction?

Neck liposuction is completed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia and does not take a long period of time to perform. You may need to wear compression garments after surgery in order to help control swelling. Recovery times will vary from one patient to another and could be longer if other cosmetic procedures were completed in conjunction. You may be advised to refrain from putting pressure on the treatment area for the first few days while it heals. Due to the small incision site, scarring is usually minimal and easy to conceal. Optimal results can usually be expected within the first few months following the procedure.

Neck Liposuction FAQs

Will I have visible scarring?
Dr. Katzen places incisions for neck liposuction where they can be easily concealed or are less visible. During your consultation, he will show you which incision site will be used for your surgery. These incisions can be made in the natural folds of your skin or just below your jawline where they will be difficult to see. Our team will go over scar care management with you so that any potential resulting scars heal flat and blend with your skin.

Can fat come back after neck liposuction?
The liposuction process removes fat cells from the neck. Once removed, these fat cells cannot regrow. However, if you gain a large amount of weight following a liposuction procedure, your neck can get larger because new cells can form and the remaining ones can expand. This is why we recommend you be at a stable, healthy weight before undergoing the procedure. This will make it easier to maintain your results with a balanced diet and regular exercise.

Should I get a neck lift or neck liposuction?
Dr. Katzen will help you understand if you need a neck lift, neck liposuction, or both to achieve your aesthetic goals. In general, a lift helps remove excess skin while neck liposuction reduces fat. In many cases, getting both a lift and liposuction can yield beautiful results for a smooth, even neckline. Talk to our staff about your goals during your consultation so we can create your customized treatment plan.

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Fat

Neck liposuction is a safe and effective way to remove stubborn fat from the neck, defining the neckline and ridding you of an unwanted double chin. We are always thrilled to help patients in Beverly Hills, CA gain more confidence in their overall appearance by offering a selection of aesthetic procedures. Dr. Katzen is devoted to working with you to provide the outcome you desire. To learn more about neck liposuction or to schedule your consultation, contact J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills today.

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