Neck Liposuction in Tampa, FL

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About Neck Liposuction

Regardless of the reference, double chins are really created by extra fat around the neck. During liposuction of the neck at Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa, Dr. John Williams will suction away the fat on the neck. This helps to remove the jowls and the presence of the double chin. This liposuction procedure assists in creating a more chiseled jawline and throat and creates a smooth appearance by strengthening muscles and reducing soft tissue. Neck liposuction can remove small and large pockets of fat, or large treatment areas. It's an exciting alternative for women and men who desire a thinner neckline. For more information on neck lipo and the benefits for your neckline, make an appointment with cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams at his practice in Tampa, FL.

Ideal Candidates for Neck Liposuction

The best candidates for neck liposuction at Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa are Tampa, FL women and men interested in removing undesired fat from their neck and jawline to reveal a slimmer appearance. Both small or large pockets of fat can be removed. Patients who maintain a healthy routine with a clean diet and regular exercise are most likely to maintain lasting results. If you suffer from sagging or excess skin beneath the chin, you may be an ideal candidate for skin tightening surgery as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with neck lipo.

Surgical Technique for Neck Liposuction

For neck liposuction, Dr. Williams will use a suctioning device called a cannula to suction away the excess fat through a tiny incision beneath the jawline. At times, he will employ the tumescent, or "superwet" technique where an anesthetic medication is mixed with another solution and utilized during the surgery to help reduce bleeding. The incision will then be carefully sewn closed. The procedure can be completed on its own; however, many individuals choose to have it completed along with another surgery, such as a facelift, to meet their aesthetic goals.

What to Expect from Neck Liposuction

At Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa, neck liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia and can be finished in a relatively short timeframe. Patients may be required to wear compression garments following their surgery to help reduce swelling. Downtime can vary and could be lengthened if other surgeries were performed at the same time. Maximal results will be noticed in the few months after the surgery, but patients may be instructed not to put weight on the surgery site for the first week. Since the incision site is small, scarring is typically minor and easy to conceal.

Frequently Asked Questions for Neck Liposuction

How much does neck liposuction cost?
Your cost for neck liposuction will vary based on many factors, like your goals. Following a complete examination, Dr. Williams will develop a personalized surgical plan for your goals. In your initial consultation, Dr. Williams will also review payment options and how to get low-interest financing for your neck liposuction.

Will I have visible scarring?
Dr. Williams makes surgical incisions for neck liposuction where they are less visible or easily concealed. In your initial consultation, he can tell you where he can make the incision required for the cannula. These incisions will be placed just below your jawline or in the natural folds of your skin where they are difficult to see. Dr. Williams or someone on his team will explain scar care instructions so your stitches heal properly.

Does the fat come back after a neck liposuction procedure?
During liposuction, fat cells are removed, which cannot grow back. However, should you gain a lot of weight after liposuction, your neck may become larger because the remaining fat cells will grow. That's why Dr. Williams suggests you be at or near a stable weight prior to surgery. This should make it easier to sustain your surgical results with regular exercise and a healthy diet.

Should I get a neck lift or neck liposuction?
Dr. Williams can help you choose between neck liposuction, a lift, or both in your initial consultation. On the whole, a lift removes loose skin compared to neck liposuction, which eliminates fat. Often, combining liposuction and a lift can give you the best outcomes for a smooth profile. Tell Dr. Williams about your goals in your initial consultation so he can develop your personal surgical plan.

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Average Cost  
$2,000 - $3,500
Recovery Time  
2 – 4 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1.5 – 2 Hours
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Say Goodbye to Unwanted Fat

Neck lipo is an exciting way to eliminate difficult pockets of fat from the neck, chiseling the jawline and freeing you of an unattractive double chin. Our practice is always excited to help Tampa, FL patients attain more pride in their body image with a number of plastic surgery procedures. Skilled plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams is dedicated to working with you to personalize your treatment. For more information about neck lipo or to arrange for a consultation, call Premiere Center for Cosmetic Surgery of Tampa right away.

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