The neck is one of the most popular areas for men and women to receive liposuction. It is less invasive, requires less recovery time and typically results in a more natural appearance than several other popular facial rejuvenation procedures.
Riverside plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Ku has years of experience performing neck liposuction. He routinely combines neck liposuction with other facial procedures such as facelift or brow lift surgery for patients seeking a more youthful appearance.
Neck Liposuction: Is it right for you?
The best candidates for neck liposuction will be at an ideal weight for their height and wish to effectively reduce or remove pockets of excess fat around the cheeks, chin and jowls. Prior to surgery, it is important that you are physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations. Age is not typically a major consideration for neck liposuction; however, older patients may not be able to achieve the same results as younger patients due to diminished skin elasticity.
During your consultation with Dr. Ku, he will be able determine if neck liposuction is the best choice for your cosmetic goals. With Dr. Ku, you can discuss the risks, benefits and expected outcome. You will also be able to view before and after photos of prior patients to enhance your outcome expectations.
What to Expect During your Neck Liposuction
Neck liposuction is typically performed under local anesthesia; however, more extensive procedures may require general anesthesia. During your neck liposuction procedure, Dr. Ku will insert a narrow tube or cannula through a small incision, generally made behind the ears. The tube or cannula will then be used as a vacuum to suction out fat cells localized under the neck and face areas. Once your procedure is complete, Dr. Ku will close the incision with sutures.
Recovery and Aftercare
It is realistic to anticipate some discomfort following surgery. Some patients experience a burning sensation or numbness for a few days. Dr. Ku may prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort you may be experiencing. You may also experience drainage for a couple of days after surgery. A small drainage tube may be inserted underneath the skin to prevent fluid build-up.
The recovery process varies among patients, but most are able to resume normal activities including work within a week of surgery. Swelling and bruising should be completely resolved within a month of surgery. Dr. Ku will provide you will specific instructions for gradually resuming more strenuous activities such as exercise.
To Learn More: Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Joseph Ku
Are you ready to learn more about neck liposuction in Corona, Riverside, Murrieta, Redlands, Temecula, or Lake Elsinore, California? Contact the Riverside plastic surgery office of Dr. Joseph Ku, double board certified plastic surgeon located in Inland Empire. To get started, call 951-509-9204. When speaking with our office staff, ask to schedule a consultation for neck liposuction.
Click here to learn more about liposuction in Inland Empire from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of which Dr. Ku is a member.