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The Differences Between Neck Lift Surgery And Neck Liposuction

Nov 8, 2007
You may desire a neck lift if you have localized deposits of fat in the anterior part of the neck - under the chin. A neck lift may also be indicated if you have sagging, with skin folds in the anterior part of the neck.

The neck lift procedure is intended to produce a more youthful appearing neck with a better contour.

Neck lift is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The procedure may require an incision under the chin, behind the ears, or both. Fat is suctioned or excised, muscles may be tightened, and skin may be removed - all depending on individual findings.

The patient goes home with chin and neck wrapped in dressings or in an elastic neck sling. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling and bruising disappear over approximately 2 weeks. The final result of a neck lift is evident in 1-3 months.

Additional Procedures that may enhance the result are Face Lift, Liposuction and Chin Augmentation.

The neck lift procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.

The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

You may be a candidate for liposuction of the neck if you have localized deposits of fat in the anterior part of the neck--under the chin.

Liposuction of the neck is intended to give the patient a more youthful neck with a better contour.

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The procedure requires an incision under the chin. Fat is suctioned or directly excised depending on individual findings. The patient goes home with chin and neck in an elastic neck sling. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling and bruising disappear over approximately 2 weeks. The final result is evident in 1-3 months.

Procedures that may enhance the result are Face Lift and Chin Augmentation.

This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment. The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
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Dave Stringham is the President of LookingYourBest.com an online resource for plastic surgery in Los Angeles. Learn more about breast augmentation and cosmetic surgery procedures.
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