Information About Neck Liposuction Procedures with Dr. Jacono in New York.
Neck Liposuction Top New York City Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Jacono specializes in face- and neck-lifting procedures.
What Is Neck Liposuction?
Excess fatty deposits in the chin, neck, and cheeks can make certain people appear overweight. These deposits may also cause the neck to hang or the cheeks to droop in undesirable ways.
Thankfully, there are ways to surgically remove these fat pockets. These procedures are gentle and include small, hidden incisions. They also have essentially no downtime. The two most widely performed surgical procedures that correct fatty deposits include neck liposuction and buccal fat removal.
Submental liposuction, otherwise known as neck liposuction, directly removes excess fatty tissue and redefines the chin and neckline. Round cheeks can be reshaped, and cheekbones better defined through buccal fat removal.
How Is Neck Liposuction Performed?
During the procedure, a small tube is inserted under the skin. It then removes fatty tissue with a vacuum. This reduces volume and tightens tissue, creating a more pleasing neck contour.
After fatty tissue has been removed, compression dressings help the skin shrink and redraped to the new neck contour. This leaves the neck looking tighter, smoother, and younger without the need for a more invasive neck lift surgery.
If liposuction is performed on a neck that has no skin elasticity, the skin will hang. Dr. Jacono can determine if you are a strong candidate for liposuction alone.
What Can Be Done About a Fatty Neck?
Many people suffer from fatty neck tissue, otherwise known as a double chin. There is a multitude of ways to fix this problem, including neck liposuction and buccal fat removal.
In cases where the neck area is too fatty to fix through simpler means, Dr. Jacono may perform a neck lift. This procedure is more invasive but provides excellent semi-permanent results.
Is Double Chin Liposuction a Safe Procedure?
Neck and chin liposuction are very safe procedures, and Dr. Jacono prides himself on delivering the most comprehensive results. However, as with any operation, there are a few risks and possible side effects. These include:
- Asymmetry in the face
- Bleeding or blood clots
- Poorly healing incisions
- Pain or swelling
Prior to surgery, Dr. Jacono performs a complete physical examination on all patients. He also prescribes them vitamin supplementation and homeopathic therapies. Research has shown that surgical results improve when these regimens are part of treatment.
What Is Buccal Fat Removal?
Buccal fat pad removal is a surgical procedure for those who have rounder cheeks and want a more chiseled facial profile. The vast majority of people lose this roundness in their late 20s, though due to a number of factors like genetics, diet, and overall health, some may never lose this excess fat.
Often, candidates for buccal fat pad extraction claim that they have “chipmunk cheeks.” The size of the fat pads varies from patient to patient and is a relatively simple surgery that provides permanent results.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
If you are unhappy with the excess fat under your chin, you may be a good candidate. If you have a round, full face, you may be a strong candidate for buccal fat removal. Patients should also be in good physical health, have realistic expectations, and refrain from smoking before and after surgery.
Neck Liposuction Before and After Photos
Neck Liposuction – Patient 1:
This man was unhappy with his double chin. He underwent submental neck lipo to contour his jawline. Dr. Jacono also performed a chin augmentation to correct his weak, retrusive chin.
Neck Liposuction – Patient 2:
This woman wanted a tighter neck and jawline. Dr. Jacono performed submental neck lipo. Fat removal, and the natural shrinking of her skin, afforded her a tighter-looking neckline. She did not need a complete neck or facelift.
Neck Liposuction and Buccal Fat Removal – Patient 3:
This man wanted to get rid of his chubby-looking cheeks. He underwent buccal fat extraction to correct the fullness in his lower cheeks. He also underwent a chin augmentation and neck liposuction procedure for a more defined, masculine jawline.
Neck Liposuction – Patient 4:
This woman was unhappy with the excess fat under her chin. Dr. Jacono removed the fatty tissue while contouring her neck and jawline.
Neck Liposuction – Patient 5:
This patient wanted to eliminate the fat beneath her chin. Dr. Jacono performed a submental lipo to give her a sleeker, more contoured jawline.
Neck Liposuction – Patient 6:
This patient wanted to remove the fat under his chin. Dr. Jacono performed a submental liposuction. This created a more chiseled chin and jawline.
Neck Liposuction – Patient 7:
This woman wanted a slimmer neckline. She underwent submental neck liposuction, which reduced the amount of fat under her chin. She now has a slimmer, more youthful neck.
Neck Liposuction – Patient 8:
This woman wanted a more sculpted chin and jawline. Dr. Jacono performed neck liposuction to remove her submental fat. She now has a more chiseled neck and jawline.