Tighten the skin and remove fat in the neck with a procedure that is minimally invasive when treating the stubborn double chin. This is an alternative to formal neck lift surgery if you have mild to moderate amounts of loose skin around the neck.
A double chin is often genetically acquired. If your father or mother have a double chin, you are more likely to have one. As we age, the skin tends to lose collagen fibres and the skin begins to sag. The result is often a heavy-looking neck and the appearance of an undefined jawline and double chin. If this is of concern to you, Vaser neck and chin liposuction can help tighten the skin in the neck area and remove the fat cells for a more defined neckline.
Melt Unwanted Fat: Vaser uses ultrasound energy to melt neck fat, before removing it from the body. This makes the fat less difficult to remove from the body, giving you smoother results.
More Tender: As fat is liquefied before removal, Vaser is considered less traumatic than traditional liposuction. As a result, typically there is less pain, reduced bruising and a faster recovery time so that you can enjoy your new neck shape sooner.
Promotes Skin Tightening: In addition to removing stubborn fat, the heat generated by the Vaser probe also contracts collagen fibres for skin tightening benefits.
Neck Liposuction recovery
Since neck liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, no overnight stay is required, and you can return home within a few hours after surgery. Mild pain and discomfort are common after neck liposuction, however, your cosmetic doctor will prescribe medications to help relieve this. To minimise swelling and promote healing, you will need to wear a compression garment full time for around three days and then nightly for another week. We also recommend that you sleep with your head elevated for at least one weeks after surgery to help reduce the swelling.
Ultimately, recovery from liposuction to the neck is relatively brief, and most patients can return to work and normal activities after 3-5 days. To optimise healing, become familiar with the do’s of liposuction recovery:
Do wear your liposuction compression garments
Do listen to your body
Do take care of your surgical sites
Do maintain a healthy diet
Do attend post-surgical checkups
How much does Neck Liposuction cost?
We understand that the price to have cosmetic surgery can be a significant consideration for many individuals. The cost of a neck liposuction procedure at Cosmos Aesthetics will vary based on several factors, including the fat density and size of the treatment area, the amount of fat to be removed, the type of anaesthetic used, and the duration of surgery.
As a guide, our neck liposuction procedures start from a minimum base price of $5,000. If you are considering additional areas of the face such as the lower face, jowls, or chin, or if you wish to combine your procedure with other areas of the body, the total costs incurred will increase.
These prices are just a guide and are not an individualised quote. To receive an exact liposuction cost tailored to your specific circumstances and needs, we recommend you organise an initial consultation with one of our doctors at Cosmos Aesthetics.
All patients considering having neck liposuction, must remember that liposuction is a surgical procedure and individual results can vary. It’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that the experiences and outcomes of one person do not guarantee the same for another. It’s also important to note that liposuction is not a solution for body image concerns or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle and exercise.
Why choose Cosmos Aesthetics?
At Cosmos Aesthetics, we’re all about liposuction. In the last ten years, we’ve performed over 20,000 liposuction and fat transfer procedures Australia-wide. We were even the first practice in New South Wales to own a Vaser Liposuction machine, which we now use to reverse signs of ageing in the neck and produce a more defined jawline.
What is Vaser Liposuction?
Vaser is an advanced method of liposuction that offers a less traumatic approach to fat removal than traditional liposuction techniques. This technique uses ultrasound energy to break apart fat cells and tighten the skin. During the cosmetic procedure, an ultrasound probe is inserted into the fatty tissue layer to heat and liquefy fat cells, which makes them less traumatic to remove from the neck.
What can I expect during my Neck Liposuction procedure?
You will be placed under twilight sedation during your neck liposuction procedure. To further numb the neck and prevent bleeding during plastic surgery, your Cosmos Aesthetics doctor will inject a saline solution mixed with a local anaesthetic into the treatment area. Once you are numb, your doctor inserts the Vaser probe, which is moved back and forth to heat and liquefy the unwanted fat cells. The generated heat will also contract collagen fibres to tighten any excess skin. Once your fat cells are liquified, your doctor will use a cannula to suction the fat out of your neck and give you a more shaped appearance.
Am I a suitable candidate for Liposuction to the Neck?
If you fit the following criteria, you may be a good candidate for liposuction to the neck:
You are bothered by unwanted fat deposits and drooping skin
You have good skin elasticity
You are in good physical and mental health
You have realistic expectations of what liposuction to the neck can achieve
You are willing to follow healthy exercise and diet habits after the procedure to maintain results
Ultimately, the best way to determine whether you are suitable for this procedure is to organise a consultation with our Cosmos Aesthetics doctors. You can also check out our FAQ section for more information on liposuction for the face and body.
How do I prepare for my Neck Liposuction procedure?
When you come in for a consultation, your Cosmos Aesthetics doctor will provide clear pre-operative instructions. To avoid surgical complications, such as bleeding and prolonged healing, you will be asked to avoid specific medications and supplements. We also recommend taking steps before surgery to ensure your recovery and aftercare is as smooth as possible. This could include purchasing some comfortable clothing, and arranging for someone to pick you up from the hospital after surgery.
Is Neck Liposuction painful?
Your neck liposuction procedure will be performed under twilight sedation and local anaesthesia, rather than general anaesthesia, so you should not feel any significant pain or discomfort. Your doctor will make a small incision in an easily disguised location to insert the cannula and suction out the fat.
While post-operative discomfort is to be expected, you can alleviate this with medications prescribed by your doctor.
How long does it take to see results?
Swelling after liposuction to the neck is very common, even if you wear your compression garment correctly. While you will notice a slimmer neck after around a week, it can take several weeks for swelling to fully subside. The swelling settles fairly swiftly because the neck is above the heart. Over time, your results will gradually improve, with your final result being visible at around six months.
Are results permanent?
Once fat cells are removed, those specific fat cells will not return. Its harder to gain weight in the treated area. However, your remaining fat cells can still expand, which is why we recommend maintaining your post-lipo weight after surgery. You should also keep in mind that liposuction does not prevent further ageing and natural loss of skin laxity, so you will likely experience further drooping skin and neck bands over time.
Will I have drooping Neck skin after a liposuction procedure?
Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound heat to liquefy fat cells, which has the added advantage of stimulating new collagen. As such, drooping skin is rare after neck liposuction, as the procedure actually promotes tighter, firmer skin. We consider vaser liposuction to be a helpful neck rejuvenation procedure, as it both reduces stubborn fat and tightens lax skin.
What are the risks and side effects associated with Neck Liposuction?
Overall, Vaser liposuction is associated with fewer complications than traditional liposuction. However, there are still some potential risks to be aware of, including:
Bruising and bleeding
Temporary nerve injury
What is the difference between Liposuction to the Neck and Liposuction to the Body?
Neck liposuction has a much faster recovery than body liposuction for two reasons. Firstly, there is less fat that is removed during the procedure and secondly the swelling in the neck subsides faster as the neck sits above the heart. Your doctor will only remove a few ounces of fat during your neck liposuction procedure, while body liposuction usually removes several litres.