Who Can Benefit from Neck Liposuction?

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Sometimes, small but unwanted fat pockets appear around your neck, giving the appearance of a double chin or "turkey neck." These areas are particularly frustrating because they may not respond to diet or exercise alone. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio M. Sosa may recommend neck liposuction to give you a more defined jawline.

So, who is an ideal candidate for neck liposuction? Call Bloomfield Plastic Surgery to book a fat removal consultation in West Bloomfield, MI. We can discuss your goals and create a personalized plan to fit your needs.

Who is a good candidate for neck liposuction?

Ideal candidates for fat removal in the neck are in good health with no medical conditions that could impact their recovery. During an assessment in West Bloomfield, MI, Dr. Sosa will ask you about your medical history, current medications, and any previous surgeries. We will also examine your neck and jawline to determine the extent of the fat deposits involved.

It's important to have realistic expectations about your outcomes. Neck liposuction can significantly improve the appearance of a double chin or turkey neck, but it may not get rid of all excess fat in the area. To maintain their defined jawline, patients should be near their ideal weight and not have any significant weight fluctuations in the future.

What causes fat pockets to form around the neck?

A few different factors contribute to the development of fat pockets around the neck. For example, genetics determine how and where our bodies store fat, making some people more prone to developing double chins or turkey necks. Even relatively thin individuals can have excess fat in this area due to genetic predisposition.

Unfortunately, even targeted exercises like chin lifts and neck rolls may not be effective in reducing fat in these areas. Instead, liposuction can directly target these fat pockets to create a contoured appearance.

What is neck liposuction like?

Neck liposuction is a relatively simple and minimally invasive treatment. Dr. Sosa will make small incisions under the chin before inserting a small cannula for fat removal. We may use employ a tumescent or "superwet" technique in which a numbing agent is combined with another solution to minimize bleeding. Once the procedure is done, Dr. Sosa will carefully close the incisions.

Neck liposuction can be combined with facelift surgery to achieve more comprehensive results. A facelift is great for addressing concerns such as sagging skin and muscles in the lower face.

What is the best age for neck liposuction?

There is no specific age that is considered "too old" or "too young" for neck liposuction. Instead, the most crucial factor is your overall health and skin elasticity. For example, younger patients with good skin quality can benefit from neck liposuction. It's ideal to consult with a board-certified professional like Dr. Sosa before moving forward.

Get a defined jawline with liposuction

When it comes to fat removal, neck liposuction is a highly effective and popular option. It can reshape the jawline, remove a double chin, and give you a more youthful look. If you're considering this treatment, contact Bloomfield Plastic Surgery to book an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Julio M. Sosa. Our West Bloomfield, MI office offers a range of procedures to help achieve your aesthetic goals.

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