About Neck Liposuction
Regardless of the reference, double chins are really created by too much fat around the neck. During liposuction of the neck at our San Francisco practice, Dr. James Anthony will suction away the fat around the neck. This helps to minimize the jowls and the presence of the double chin. Liposuction of the neck creates a more distinguished jawline and throat, and creates a smooth appearance by strengthening muscles and manipulating soft tissue. Neck liposuction can eliminate small and large pockets of fat, and can be utilized on large treatment areas. It's an exciting alternative for San Francisco, CA individuals who dream of a thinner neckline.
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"Dr. James Anthony does amazing work and has amazing patient care. I am very nervous about having any kind of surgery and he made me feel so comfortable. He went above and beyond my expectations. He genuinely cares about his patients needs and the successful outcome of his work. I am also very appreciative of the kindness of his entire staff."- S.B. / Yelp / Dec 23, 2018
"Dr. James Anthony is one of a kind. He is a kind-hearted, patient, compassionate surgeon who is truly gifted at what he does. He takes the time to listen to your needs and assess what you think is best. He and his entire staff walk you through every step of the process, so you can feel at ease, competent, and understanding of every facet of the journey. After having facial reconstructive work done last year from a different surgeon, I healed to have several imbalances. Dr. Anthony was able to rebalance this. His eye for detail and his craftsmanship as a surgeon are unparalleled. In addition, his following up, checking in, and availabilty to answer questions makes the healing process smooth. Dr. Anthony is a gem, just know you are in excellent hands with him and his crew. Each of his nurses, and his office coordinator, Ann, are superb. They have been working together for over a decade and are truly like family. They all have a sense of humor and an incredibly gentle way. Really can not say enough!"- H.P. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2018
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"I was referred to Dr. Anthony just over a year ago and it was one of the best referrals I've ever received. Dr. Anthony was warm, friendly and compassionate. I came to him with my issues which involved either liposuction or cool sculpting. He advised better results and a positive solution in my case with liposuction . He added a few innovative and very safe procedures that further enhanced his work. I loved that he had these ideas for what I would never have noticed and once he pointed them out the results were amazing. In addition, I had had a cervical fusion which left my neck skin twisted and sagging. He did a magnificent job straightening out the skin and leaving my neck and jaw line looking natural and 10 years younger. Kudos to Dr. Anthony and his staff for such a fine job."- M.K. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2018
The ideal candidates for neck liposuction at our practice are individuals interested in eliminating excess fat from beneath their jawline to reveal a more youthful appearance. Large and small pockets of fats can be successfully removed. Those who maintain a healthy routine with proper diet and exercise regimen are most likely to maintain lasting results. If you suffer from sagging or excess skin under your jawline, you may be an ideal candidate for skin tightening surgery as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with neck lipo.
For liposuction, Dr. Anthony will use a suctioning device called a cannula to suction away excess fat through a very small incision beneath the jawline. Sometimes, he will choose the "superwet" tumescent technique, where an anesthetic medication is mixed with another solution and utilized during the surgery to help reduce bleeding. The incision is then carefully sutured together with small stitches. Neck lipo can be performed on its own, but many individuals choose to have it completed along with another surgery, such as skin tightening, to meet their aesthetic goals.
What to Expect
At our practice, neck liposuction is completed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure and is a relatively quick procedure. Patients may be recommended to wear compression garments following their surgery to help control swelling. Recovery time can vary and could be lengthened if other procedures were completed in conjunction. Maximum results will be noticed in the few months following the procedure, but patients may be instructed not to put weight on the treatment area for the first week. Since the incision site is small, scarring is usually minimal and easy to conceal.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck liposuction procedure cost?
The cost of a neck liposuction procedure can vary depending on several factors including the amount of treatment needed for your desired outcome. After a thorough assessment, we will be able to create an individualized treatment plan for your specific needs. During your consultation, we can also discuss payment methods and financial planning for your neck liposuction procedure.
Will I have visible scarring?
Though our plastic surgeons work to provide as little scarring as possible, it is always a possibility with an invasive procedure such as liposuction. However, the incisions needed for neck liposuction are small and minimal. The incisions can range from keyhole punch marks to very small lines and usually are not an issue with this procedure.
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, you can regain fat because the remaining cells can expand and grow larger. If you stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine, results can last for many years.
What is the difference between surgical neck liposuction and less invasive options?
While less invasive options for fat reduction, such as Kybella, can help to reduce small amounts of fat, liposuction is more effective for larger amounts of fat. Also, the results of a liposuction procedure tend to be more drastic and can last for a longer amount of time. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will be able to assess whether you would benefit more from a nonsurgical fat reduction approach.
What can I expect during my recovery?
Following a neck liposuction procedure, it can take 1 – 2 months for the initial swelling to subside. Optimal results may take several months to become noticeable depending on how much fat was extracted. We will also provide you with the proper aftercare instructions to ensure a quick and successful recovery period.
Say Goodbye to Unwanted Fat
Neck liposuction is a great way to eliminate difficult pockets of fat from the neck, defining the jawline and freeing you of an unattractive double chin. Our practice is always thrilled to help San Francisco, CA patients gather more pride in their body image by offering a number of aesthetic procedures. Dr. Anthony is devoted to working with you to give the best outcome possible. To find out more about neck lipo or to arrange for a consultation, call us right away.