A smooth, defined neck can change your overall appearance. Many men and women come to Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery for neck shaping consultations. Neck shaping can involve neck liposuction or neck liposuction with complimentary procedures like Renuvion®, neck lift, or facelift. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of a “thick” neck, reducing excess fat and defining the jawline can help reveal a slimmer, more refined look.
Neck liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgery that selectively targets and removes excess fat from the neck and jawline. Contact us at Ditesheim Cosmetic Surgery in Charlotte, NC, to learn more about neck shaping. We’re always happy to assist.
Who Can Benefit From Neck Contouring?
Neck shaping procedures may be ideal for patients bothered by the appearance of a “thick” or “full” neck. The look of a “thick” neck can happen where the neck fat lies in two layers, one under the skin and another under the neck muscles. Many women with this type of “deep fat in the neck” may benefit from neck lipo or a neck lift if there is significant excess neck fat. Men and women with a “full neck” typically have a short jaw, meaning there’s a substantial loss of a sharp jawline starting at an early age. Neck and jaw liposuction, or neck liposuction with fat grafting to the jawline, can reshape the jawline definition. In less severe cases, filler to the jawline can achieve a similar result.
Neck contouring may also be used to address a “short” neck. This happens when an individual has a short jaw, short chin, or a more vertical facial profile, resulting in their neck sitting closer to the chest. Having “no neck” is typically not weight related but genetic.
For many men, the jawline is an important masculine feature. Neck contouring can help achieve a more defined, muscular look. On the other hand, most women opt for neck liposuction for a slimmer, more refined aesthetic.
Neck Contouring with Renuvion®
Ask Dr. Ditesheim regarding more progressive methods such as Renuvion for neck contouring. Renuvion is an advanced, minimally invasive technology that enhances the outcomes of liposuction.
What is Neck Lipo?
Do you want a more refined and balanced facial appearance? Is a “thick neck” affecting your self-confidence? Neck liposuction is a safe, effective solution that eliminates stubborn excess fat from around the neck and jawline.
Dr. Ditesheim is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Charlotte, NC, specializing in cosmetic surgeries for men and women, including liposuction. Liposuction may be your ideal solution if you’re bothered by excess fat in your neck, jawline, or other facial areas.
What Happens During the Procedure?
Neck lipo is a relatively quick outpatient procedure (you go home the same day) performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the surgeon’s recommendation. You may have to go under general anesthesia if you combine facial liposuction with another surgery, like a breast or body procedure.
Most patients remain alert and awake but entirely pain-free during face and chin liposuction. Dr. Ditesheim will fully numb the treatment area and create small incisions to insert the cannula and suction out unwanted fat deposits. He skillfully navigates the cannula to selectively target and remove excess fat while sculpting the face to achieve your desired results.
Are you concerned about sagging facial skin? Ask Dr. Ditesheim about more advanced liposuction techniques, like VaserLipo to improve skin tightening.
Ideal Candidates for Neck Liposuction
You may be an ideal candidate if you meet the following criteria.
- Localized fat deposits in the neck or jaw bother you.
- You have good skin elasticity.
- You maintain a stable weight and commit to a healthy lifestyle.
- You have realistic expectations about the procedure results.
Remember that liposuction is not a weight loss solution but a contouring technique to give you a slimmer, more defined face shape.
What About Scarring After Neck Lipo?
The incisions are tiny, and Dr. Ditesheim strategically places them to minimize scarring and ensure discreet results. The team will give instructions on how to care for the incisions to reduce scarring. Patients typically experience minimal discomfort and enjoy a shorter recovery time than more invasive facial surgeries, like a facelift.
When Will You See the Final Results?
Most patients notice a difference within a few days. The results become even clearer as the residual swelling goes away over the next 4 to 6 weeks.
Schedule Your North Carolina Neck Liposuction Consultation Today
Our goal is to help you love the way you look. Dr. Ditesheim is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. If you’re bothered by excess fat around your neck, visit our Charlotte surgery center today for an initial consultation.
Call (704) 542-8686 today to schedule a meeting. Our trained, friendly, and skilled staff will be happy to set up an appointment.