Determining whether the patient is a suitable candidate for neck liposuction cosmetic surgery is the primary step in the surgical process.
During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will establish whether neck liposuction is beneficial for the patient. They will also check whether the patient has tried to resolve the unwanted fat pockets through diet and exercise.
Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by astute board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides neck liposuction to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Sometimes a person may be within their ideal weight range and yet appear to have a full submental (chin) area or a “double chin.” Neck liposuction can help such individuals to attain a more chiseled and slimmer neckline permanently.
Neck liposuction plastic surgery eliminates excess fat deposits. However, it is not meant to improve sagging skin. Therefore, this procedure is often better suited for patients in the age range of 30 to 50 years as younger patients usually have better skin elasticity.
The skin must have an appropriate degree of elasticity to constrict evenly and smoothly after the neck liposuction procedure.
A good neck liposuction candidate will have the following characteristics:
- Seeking to reduce fullness or the appearance of a “double chin” underneath the chin
- Wants more refinement in the jawline to make the facial features more balanced
- Possesses good skin tone (patients with good skin tone usually experience the best outcomes)
- Are dedicated to maintaining a steady weight for extended benefits
Sometimes, the plastic surgeon may recommend neck lipo to patients considering procedures such as facial fat transfer, facelift, chin lift, neck lift, or chin augmentation for more comprehensive outcomes. An ideal candidate will have realistic expectations from the procedure as well as a positive frame of mind.
Who is Not a Candidate?
Neck lipo may not be suitable for the following people:
- Pregnant or nursing women
- People with a pre-existing condition that can increase the risks associated with surgery
- Smokers who cannot commit to abstaining for a specific duration as instructed by the neck surgeon
- People who cannot alter the schedule of specific meds that could potentially interfere with the surgery
- Individuals who are allergic to lidocaine (a local anesthetic used in tumescent liposuction)
Only in exceptional circumstances can a teenager be a neck lipo candidate. If the teenager has lost significant amounts of weight with some remaining fat pockets, they may be eligible for this procedure.
However, the surgeon will understand various aspects about the teenager such as their age, medical status, emotional stability, and self-image while determining their candidacy. At times, limited facial and neck contour treatment and lipo can help teenage candidates feel more self-confident.
While there is no upper age limit for undergoing neck lipo, adult candidates should be in good health to cope with anesthesia and surgery. The surgeon may order some specific tests or consult with the primary care physician to determine the patient’s fitness to receive neck liposuction surgery.
Suitable candidates will have a reasonable amount of skin elasticity in the neck region to achieve youthful outcomes. Candidates with excessively sagging skin in the neck area may choose to undergo a neck lift simultaneously with neck lipo to accomplish aesthetically appealing outcomes. The surgeon will evaluate older adults specifically for skin laxity if they are considering neck lipo surgery.
Devoted cosmetic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas across the landscape for neck liposuction.
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