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Neck Liposuction (Lipoplasty for Neck Contouring) – Dallas, TX

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About Neck Liposuction

Despite the name, a double chin is actually caused by excess fat in the neck. During neck liposuction surgery at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George A. Toledo will remove the fat on and around the neck. This helps to eliminate the jowls and the appearance of a double chin. Neck liposuction helps to create a more defined neck and jawline, as well as create the look of smoothness by tightening muscles and adjusting soft tissue. This procedure can eliminate both small lumps or areas of fat, as well as large and denser areas. It is a great option for men and women who want a slimmer neckline. To learn more about neck liposuction and how it can improve your neckline, schedule a consultation with Dr. Toledo at his office in Dallas, TX.

Ideal Candidates

The ideal candidates for neck liposuction at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center are Dallas, TX men and women looking to remove unwanted fat from their neck to create a thinner appearance. You can have minimal or substantial amounts of fat removed. Those who keep to a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and exercise are most likely to see long-lasting results. If you also have excess or sagging skin on the neck, you may be a candidate for a neck lift, either alone or along with neck lipo.

Surgical Technique

For liposuction, Dr. Toledo uses a cannula to remove excess fat after making a small incision below the chin. In some cases, he will use the tumescent technique (also known as "superwet") in which a numbing solution is combined with another substance and injected into the treatment area to help minimize bleeding. The incision is then closed with small sutures. Though neck liposuction can be done on its own, many patients choose to combine it with another procedure, such as a neck lift, to create their desired result.

What to Expect

Neck liposuction surgery at Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center occurs under general anesthesia and is a relatively quick procedure. You may need to wear compression garments after surgery to help minimize swelling. Recovery time may vary and may be increased if other procedures were performed simultaneously. Optimal results can be expected within the first few months following the procedure, but you may be advised to refrain from putting pressure on the surgical area for the first few days. Due to the small incision site, scarring is minimal and can be easily concealed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have visible scarring?
Dr. Toledo places incisions for neck liposuction where they can be easily concealed or are less visible. During your consultation, he will show you where he can place the small incision needed for the liposuction cannula. These incisions can be made in the natural folds of your skin or just below your jawline where they will be difficult for others to see. Dr. Toledo or a member of his team will discuss scar care management so your incisions heal to be flat and blend with your normal skin.

Does the fat come back after a neck liposuction procedure?
Fat cells that are removed through liposuction do not grow back. However, if you gain a significant amount of weight following a liposuction procedure, your neck can get larger since the remaining cells can expand. This is why Dr. Toledo recommends you be at a healthy, stable weight before neck liposuction. This makes it easier to maintain your results with a healthy diet and exercise.

What is the difference between neck liposuction and Kybella injections?
Kybella is a new minimally invasive treatment that can reduce small to moderate amounts of fat only in the submental area of the neck. This can be helpful if you need help eliminating fat in your upper neck that is creating the appearance of a double chin. However, if you need larger amounts of fat removed from multiple areas of your neck, surgical neck liposuction is a better option. During your consultation, Dr. Toledo will listen to your goals and discuss your treatment options, including Kybella and liposuction.

Should I get a neck lift or neck liposuction?
Dr. Toledo will help you decide if you need a neck lift, neck liposuction, or both during your consultation. In general, a neck lift helps remove excess skin while neck liposuction reduces stubborn pockets of fat. In many cases, a combination of a lift and liposuction can yield beautiful results for a smooth, even neckline. Talk to Dr. Toledo about all of your concerns and goals during your consultation so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan.

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Say Goodbye to Unwanted Fat

Neck liposuction is a great way to remove stubborn fat, sharpening the neckline and ridding you of an unwanted double chin. We are always happy to help Dallas, TX patients gain more confidence in their overall appearance through a selection of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Toledo is committed to working with you to provide the best outcome possible. If you are interested in neck liposuction or to schedule your consultation, contact Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center today.

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