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While many people naturally have a beautiful neckline in their youth, some are genetically prone to collect fat in the submental area, or area underneath the jaw. Patients often come in desiring treatment for their neck at a much younger age when it is due to this genetic predisposition.
When addressed at an early age, when the neck skin has an abundance of collagen and elastin, the fat can be removed with a simple procedure and the neck skin retracts back to more youthful contours.
How is neck liposuction performed?
Neck liposuction can be performed under light sedation, deep sedation or local anesthesia. A small (1-2 millimeter) incision is created in a natural crease under the chin. The skin is carefully dissected away from the underlying structures and the fat is gently removed. San Francisco facial plastic surgeon Dr. Hessler, takes particular care in creating her incisions so there are minimal visible signs of an incision on the skin.
Is there bruising with neck liposuction?
Minimal bruising can occur with any invasive procedure. In order to minimize the occurrence of bleeding, it is best to avoid any medications that can pre-dispose towards bleeding. Please see “Medications to Avoid Prior to Plastic Surgery” in the patient forms section. Most importantly, you should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin and any other prescription blood thinners for 1-2 weeks prior to your neck liposuction. If you do have a headache you can safely take Tylenol in the two weeks prior to your plastic surgery procedure with Dr. Hessler, as it does not affect the potential for bleeding.
The variety of facelift techniques that Dr. Hessler offers can address the sagging skin and replace the drooping fat pads back to their youthful position.
Learn More about Neck Liposuction
If you would like to discuss neck liposuction in greater detail with San Jose cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jill Hessler, please call our office at (650) 799-9009 to schedule a surgical consultation.