Tighten the skin and melt the excess fat in the neck with a procedure that is minimally invasive and can effectively treat the dreaded turkey neck and stubborn double chin. This is an alternative to a neck lift surgery known as iGuide Neck Lift if you have excessive amounts of loose skin around the neck.
It may be called a double chin but the appearance of “fullness” in this area has other causes. Quite often it’s due to having too much fat (and possibly loose skin) around the neck. The Neck Lift with Liposuction can address this unwanted neck fat and tighten sagging skin using an innovative procedure called VASER liposuction.
First, fatty tissue is broken down using ultrasound energy while simultaneously stimulating the collagen fibers under the skin. This minimally-invasive technique can improve skin laxity, and eliminate lumps and areas of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise. It’s a great option for men and women who want to achieve a slimmer neck and jawline without surgery.
Why choose the Neck Lift with Liposuction, Melbourne?
Neck Lift with Liposuction in the Melbourne area is a non-surgical treatment that typically takes one hour. It doesn’t require a hospital visit and is performed under twilight sedation (although general anaesthesia is available). Since there is no cutting or ‘going under’ involved with the Neck Lift Liposuction, this procedure carries much less risk of complications.
Am I a good candidate for Neck Lift with Liposuction?
If you’re physically healthy but struggling with stubborn fat and mild skin laxity under the chin, then you may be a good candidate for this procedure. You may want to consider neck lift surgery if you’re older or have considerable skin sagging and volume loss in the face and neck.
How is the Neck Lift with Liposuction performed?
The treatment involves inserting a very thin probe under the skin to liquefy fat cells and stimulate skin tightening. The broken down fatty deposits are then gently removed using power assisted liposuction. Since patients are not placed under general anaesthesia, medications and local anaesthetic are given to control pain and discomfort, and to help patients relax during treatment. Results are visible 6-12 weeks after the procedure.
What to expect after the procedure
It’s normal to experience some swelling and possible bruising after treatment. Overall the downtime is minimal and patients can return to work and other regular activities after a few days (strenuous exercise should be avoided for a few weeks). You’ll be required to wear a compression garment immediately after surgery to minimise swelling, promote blood circulation, as well as to assist with the healing process.
How much does the procedure cost?
Neck Lift prices start from $4,000
Initial consultation is between $150 – $220
How long do the results last?
The effects of liposuction are considered permanent as the fat cells will not grow back. Keep in mind, however, that fluctuations in weight can affect the results. Patients are advised to follow a healthy lifestyle and keep their weight in the normal range following surgery. Furthermore, since our skin continues to age and over time, some of the skin laxity can come back in a couple of years.
What is the difference between Neck Lift with Liposuction and Neck Lift?
Neck Lift with Liposuction focuses on non-invasive removal of excess fat with some tightening of mild to moderate skin laxity. A neck lift is cosmetic surgery with a longer recovery time and higher risk for complications. Unlike the former which is a non-surgical procedure which can be done under twilight sedation, a neck lift requires cutting and removing sagging skin and tightening the muscles around the neck and chin. This type of surgery has weeks of recovery and downtime.
What if I have a Neck Lift with Liposuction and my skin is still saggy?
If you’re not happy with the level of skin retraction following your non-invasive VASER neck liposuction, there are other options available (both surgical and non-surgical). It’s best to allow 6-12 weeks for any swelling and scar tissue to subside before discussing other treatments with your surgeon.
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