Neck Liposuction (Lipoplasty for Neck Contouring) – Scottsdale, AZ*

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About Neck Liposuction

Despite the name, a "double chin" is actually caused by too much fat in the neck. During neck liposuction surgery at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery, fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sidney Starkman will remove the fat around the neck. This helps to minimize the jowls and the appearance of a double chin. Liposuction of the neck can create a more distinguished throat and jawline and a smoother look. This procedure can eliminate both small lumps or areas of fat, as well as large and denser areas. It is a great option for individuals who dream of a slimmer neckline. To learn more about neck liposuction and how it can improve your neckline, schedule a consultation with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sidney Starkman at his office in Scottsdale, AZ.

Ideal Candidates

The ideal candidates for neck liposuction at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery are interested in eliminating excess fat from beneath their jawline. Large and small pockets of fat can be successfully removed to create a more youthful appearance. Those who keep to a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and exercise regimen are most likely to see long-lasting results. If you also have excess or sagging skin under your jawline, you may be a candidate for a neck lift, either alone or along with neck lipo.

Surgical Technique

For liposuction, Dr. Starkman uses a cannula to remove excess fat after making a very small incision below the chin. Sometimes, he will choose the "superwet" tumescent technique in which a numbing solution is combined with another substance and injected into the treatment area to help minimize bleeding. The incision is then carefully sutured together with small stitches. Neck lipo can be performed on its own, but many patients choose to combine it with another procedure, such as skin tightening, to create their desired result.

What to Expect

Neck liposuction at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery is completed as a relatively quick outpatient procedure. Dr. Starkman may recommend that you wear compression garments after surgery to help control swelling. You may also be advised to refrain from putting pressure on the treatment area for the first few days. Recovery times can vary and may be increased if other procedures are completed in conjunction with your neck liposuction. Optimal results can be expected within the first few months following the procedure, and due to the small incision site, scarring is usually minimal and easy to conceal.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does neck liposuction cost?
The cost of neck liposuction can vary, depending on several factors, including the amount of treatment needed for your desired outcome. After a thorough assessment, Dr. Starkman will create a unique treatment plan for your needs. During your consultation, Dr. Starkman can also discuss payment methods and where you can find low-interest financing for your neck liposuction procedure.

Will I have visible scarring?
Dr. Starkman places incisions for neck liposuction where they can be easily concealed or are less visible. During your consultation, he will show you where he can place the incisions needed for the surgery. These incisions can be made in the natural folds of your skin or just below your jawline where they will be difficult to see. Dr. Starkman or a member of his team will go over scar care management so your incisions heal flat and blend with your normal skin.

Does the fat come back after a neck liposuction procedure?
The liposuction process removes fat cells from the neck so they cannot regrow. However, if you gain a large amount of weight following a liposuction procedure, your neck can get larger since the remaining cells can expand. This is why Dr. Starkman recommends you be at a healthy weight before neck liposuction. This may make it easier to maintain your results with a healthy diet and exercise.

What is the difference between neck liposuction and Kybella injections?
Kybella is a new minimally invasive treatment that can reduce small to moderate amounts of fat in the submental (under your chin) area of the neck. This can be helpful if you need help eliminating fat in your upper neck that is creating the appearance of a double chin. However, if you need larger fat deposits removed from multiple places, neck liposuction is a better option. During your consultation, Dr. Starkman will listen to your goals and discuss your options, including Kybella and liposuction.

Should I get a neck lift or neck liposuction?
Dr. Starkman will help you understand if you want a neck lift, neck liposuction, or both during your consultation. In general, a lift helps remove excess skin while neck liposuction reduces fat. In many cases, getting both a lift and liposuction can yield beautiful results for a smooth, even neckline. Talk to Dr. Starkman about your goals during your consultation so he can create your unique treatment plan.

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Average Cost  
$3,000 - $3,500
Recovery Time  
7 – 10 Days
Average Procedure Time  
1 Hour
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Day
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Say hello to a slimmer neck

Neck liposuction is a great way to remove stubborn fat from the neck, defining the neckline and ridding you of an unwanted double chin. Dr. Starkman is always thrilled to help Scottsdale, AZ patients gather more confidence in their overall appearance by offering a selection of aesthetic procedures. He is devoted to working with you to give the best outcome possible. To find out more about neck liposuction or to schedule your consultation, contact Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ today.

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