Neck Liposuction | Montgomery
In select patients with isolated excess fatty tissue under the neck liposuction alone can be used to achieve excellent contour. This procedure is typically for younger patients with minimal skin laxity and good elasticity. This is because the skin has to be able to retract after the procedure. If excess loose skin is present a lower face and neck lift is often a better choice. Submental liposuction is appropriate for someone who would also be a candidate for Kybella. Advantages of liposuction are 1 treatment, similar cost, and often a more profound result.
The procedure itself is quite simple and takes about 30 minutes. Dr. Nizam will make a small incision under the chin and two more small incisions that are hidden under the earlobe. A straw like device called a liposuction cannula is used to remove the excess fat. The procedure is performed under sedation or general anesthesia and takes around 1 hour.
Social downtime of 1 week. An elastic neck compression device is worn for the first week. Sutures are removed at 1 week. The neck wrap is worn at night for the second week. Final contour is usually appreciated at 6-8 weeks.