Remove stubborn fat and tighten skin on the neck with a less invasive and more advanced method than traditional liposuction. Cosmos Clinic Canberra offers a neck lift with Vaser liposuction, an innovative ultrasound-powered method of liposuction that can remove turkey necks and double chins in just one hour. Vaser ultrasound skin tightening can be sufficient for even moderate amounts of sagging skin, however, the iGuide Neck Lift can be performed in conjunction with the Vaser neck liposuction procedure for those who have a higher amount of sagging skin that needs to be tightened.
The neck lift with liposuction is a non-surgical approach to treating submental fullness (also known as the double chin) and tightening loose, hanging skin some people may refer to as the “turkey neck.” It involves inserting a small ultrasound-emitting probe under the skin to liquefy fat cells and achieve skin retraction. The fat is then suctioned away to reveal a slimmer neck and chin. Many patients pleasantly discover that enough skin tightening is achieved that a fully-invasive surgical neck lift avoided.
Who is the best candidate for neck lift with liposuction?
If you’re struggling with stubborn fat and mild skin laxity under the chin and jawline area, then you may be considered an excellent candidate for the neck lift with liposuction. However, if you have a large amount of excess skin, or a higher level of volume loss, you may be a more suitable candidate for a surgical facelift or neck lift. This can be determined during your consultation at Cosmos Clinic Canberra. All patients will need to book a consultation to determine their suitability for treatment before undergoing the procedure.
Good candidates for neck liposuction with Vaser technology:
Have excess fat and loose skin on the neck
Have good skin elasticity
Are in good mental and physical health
Hold realistic expectations
Lead a healthy lifestyle that they will continue after the procedure
*Results may vary from patient to patient.
How is the neck lift with liposuction performed?
Since patients are not placed under general anaesthesia, medications and local anaesthetic are given to control pain and discomfort, and to help patients stay relaxed during the treatment.
The procedure is performed using advanced new technology, which involves inserting a very thin probe under the skin to liquefy fat cells and tighten the skin. The broken-down fatty deposits are then gently removed using power assisted liposuction. Breaking down the fat deposits before they are removed allows for a gentler procedure than traditional liposuction, as it does not put stress on the surrounding tissues in the area. For patients who need more skin tightening, the iGuide Neck Lift can be added to the procedure.
The total procedure time is usually one hour but will depend on the details of the procedure, such as the amount of fat being removed, the specific treatment areas, the amount of treatment areas and if iGuide is being performed as well. Our experienced doctors can give you an estimate once the details of your procedure are established during your consultation.
What should I expect during neck liposuction recovery?
During recovery, patients can expect to experience minor swelling and/or bruising. This is normal and will begin to subside as the body heals. Wearing a facial compression garment will help to minimise swelling, as well as promote blood circulation and support the body as it heals. One week of recovery at home is usually sufficient before patients can return to work or usual daily activities, provided that strenuous exercise, including heavy lifting, is avoided for three weeks.
Results of neck liposuction can be seen after about 6 to 12 weeks of recovery, after any swelling has begun to subside.
You will be given recovery instructions that are relevant to your personal procedure details during your consultation. These can include to:
Wear the facial liposuction compression garment for three days full time and seven days part time
Care for your surgical sites as instructed (Avoid itching or picking at the incision sites)
Follow a healthy, balanced diet and stay hydrated
Manage pain with prescription medication, if needed
Listen to your body
Attend your post-surgical check-ups
How much does neck liposuction cost in Canberra?
The costs of a neck lift with liposuction procedure at Cosmos Clinic Canberra will typically start at $5,500 and will be determined by each patient’s individual needs. For a consultation, the fee will be from $150 to $200.
As an option for patients who have a level of sagging skin that may not be sufficiently treated with Vaser technology alone, the iGuide Neck Lift can be performed in conjunction with the procedure. Patients also have the option to treat other areas of the face, or body, at the same time as their neck liposuction procedure. For example, patients may wish to undergo a chin and neck liposuction procedure to achieve a bigger change.
The procedure costs will depend on factors such as:
Your body type
The anaesthesia type
The amount of fat being removed
The total procedure time
The addition of iGuide Neck Lift (Starts at $7,000)
The additional areas included (Such as the chin, for a chin and neck liposuction procedure)
Calculating costs without a consultation can be difficult. We recommend booking your consultation at Cosmos Clinic Canberra so that one of our experienced doctors can assess your needs, develop a suitable treatment plan and estimate your costs according to these personal details.
Potential risks and complications of a neck lift with Vaser liposuction
Thanks to the less invasive and gentler nature of Vaser liposuction compared to traditional liposuction, the associated risks and complications are milder, and most will resolve during recovery. It will still be important to notify your doctor if you are experiencing any concerning symptoms so that potential complications can be treated as necessary. The risks and complications of neck liposuction include:
Temporary nerve injury
Should I shave before the procedure?
There is no special preparation required before your neck liposuction. We only ask that you shave your chin and neck on the day of the procedure. Shaving will ensure that the surgical area is clean and easy to maintain post-treatment. If you like, you can shave your face approximately five days post-procedure, taking care around the incision sites and sutures.
Can other surgical procedures be performed at the same time?
Absolutely! The Neck Lift with Liposuction can be performed on the same day as liposuction in other areas of the body, for example. It can also accompany surgical procedures such as a face lift, breast surgery or tummy tuck. We recommend booking a consultation with a liposuction expert to discuss which combination of procedures are best for you.
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Cosmos Clinic Canberra will be reopening for all appointments, cosmetic medical and surgical procedures on Friday 15th October.
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