Excess fat in the neck can be a result of aging or weight gain. Whatever the reason, it can cause a great deal of self-consciousness. Neck liposuction is an excellent technique for removing the excess fat, including a double chin. As a result, it’s a popular procedure with both men and women.
Kybella is one non-surgical option for reducing a double chin, and is a good alternative to liposuction for patients desiring a little less downtime. It involves a series of injections to dissolve the fat over time. This is a great option for younger patients with good skin elasticity who desire improvement with less downtime.
Most of our patients deciding between Kybella and liposuction end up choosing liposuction once they realize how easy the procedure and recovery period are. New advancements in technology have allowed us to enhance liposuction results by using FaceTite radiofrequency assisted liposuction to not only reduce fat but tighten the skin and deeper supporting layers for a more defined jawline and neck.
During your consultation, Dr. Rodwell will examine you carefully to determine if neck liposuction, FaceTite, or Kybella injections are sufficient to provide the result you want. In some cases, neck liposuction, along with injectables/fillers might be enough to both remove fat and count the jawline.
Why consider Neck Liposuction?
Neck Liposuction can:
- Eliminate a double chin
- Tighten the jawline
- Remove excess fat in the neck
Dr. Rodwell’s Approach to Neck Liposuction
Dr. Rodwell performs tumescent liposuction, in which a numbing solution is used to reduce bruising and inflammation, allowing for a faster recovery time. He makes very small incisions, usually under the chin, and removes the excess fat through a tube called a cannula.
The procedure is minimally invasive, so it is usually performed with light sedation and a local anesthetic in the office. Some patients may choose to have general anesthesia for their comfort if desired. You can go home the same day, but someone must drive you home.
The majority of liposuction procedures performed by Dr. Rodwell now include the use of FaceTite radiofrequency assisted liposuction. In some cases he will perform the EmbraceRF procedure along with liposuction. EmbraceRF is a combination of FaceTite plus Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling which provides even more skin tightening benefits.
What to Expect After Neck Liposuction
Some swelling, mild bruising, and soreness are to be expected after neck liposuction, but the discomfort is usually minimal and quickly improves. Most patients take up to a week off from work, and pain medication can be taken if needed. A compression garment is used to reduce swelling and provide support during the healing process.
Dr. Rodwell will monitor your progress and will provide you with full post-operative instructions. When the swelling has subsided, you will be able to see the tighter chin, jawline, and neck you wanted.
If you are considering Neck Liposuction or Kybella injections in Charleston, contact Dr. Rodwell today to discuss your candidacy.