About Neck Liposuction
Despite what the name implies, double chins are really created by excess fat in the neck. During liposuction of the neck at Après Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan will suction away the fat on and around the neck to eliminate jowls and the presence of the double chin. Neck liposuction helps to create a more defined jawline and a slimmer profile. It also creates a smooth appearance by strengthening muscles and adjusting soft tissue. Neck liposuction can diminish small and large pockets of fat, as well as large treatment areas. It's a great option for men and women who want a slimmer neckline that they cannot achieve with diet and exercise. For more information on neck lipo and the benefits for your neckline, make an appointment with Dr. Aghayan at his practice in Portland, OR.
"I’d give 10 start if I could! Dr. A is an artist who had a vision for what my body could look like. I had two consultations months apart. In the first one he was honest with me that surgery might not be necessary if I could achieve my goals through weight loss. He recommended a plan called medifast, even though he didn’t get any money from this and potentially lost my business. I tried it and lost 20 pounds- the first diet that I’ve ever achieved success with! After I lost this weight, it was clear that I was still going to need a breast reduction, so I scheduled a second consultation. He recommended a reduction/lift combo, and I added some lipo to deal with my stubborn back bra roll and upper arms. I am now almost 6 weeks post surgery, and all I can say is wow. My back pain in gone, and everyone I see says “wow, what happened, you look good!” I still have a degree of normal swelling, but if my results are this great mid healing, I can’t wait to see what they will look like after I’m fully healed! Dr A and Samantha are kind, responsive, welcoming and helpful. I have wanted this surgery since I was a teenager, and am so glad I found a team of amazing professionals that guided me through one of the biggest and best decisions I’ve ever made."- S.B. / Google / Nov 11, 2020
"I had fillers done with Dr. Aghayan and he was amazing. I have a very natural look and he was very informative and caring. He made suggestions as to what would be the best products to use and took the time to educate me about the differences. I will definitely be back here for my fillers and any cosmetic procedures in the future."- S.W. / Google / Nov 05, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan and Samantha are the best! I recommend them completely!! The work he did was an amazing transformation for me and I couldn’t be happier!! The Dr. is very precise and answers all questions and is professional! If your looking to have anything done they can help! Five stars all the way! (Breast augmentation)"- J.C. / Google / Sep 03, 2020
"Dr. Aghayan and Samantha are the best! I recommend them completely!! The work he did was an amazing transformation for me and I couldn’t be happier!! The Dr. is very precise and answers all questions and is professional! If your looking to have anything done they can help! Five stars all the way! (Breast augmentation)"- J.C. / Google / Aug 15, 2020
"Best Decision Ever! Thank You Dr. Aghayan! - From puberty on my breasts have been a major source of insecurity. Their relentless sag chipped away my confidence and ability feel comfortable in my body. Not exactly a recipe for romance or intimacy. Dr. A changed everything for me. I look and feel incredible. I am so happy with my results. My chichis are AMAZING (and I’m healing nicely)! As I am Black with dark skin, I was concerned with potential scarring, but it’s minimal and looks fantastic. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner. If you are on the fence, please reach out to the team at Aprés so Dr. A can get your body right! Thanks Dr. A :)"- V. / RealSelf / Jul 08, 2020
The candidates who will receive the greatest results from neck liposuction at Après Plastic Surgery are Portland, OR men and women looking to remove unwanted fat from their neck to reveal a thinner appearance. You might want small or substantial amounts of fat removed. Men and women who maintain a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise are most likely to maintain lasting results. If you suffer from sagging or excess skin on the neck, you may be a better candidate for a neck lift.
At Après Plastic Surgery, neck liposuction is usually performed under general anesthesia. During the neck liposuction procedure, Dr. Aghayan will use a suctioning device called a cannula to suction away the excess fat through a small incision beneath the jawline. In some cases, he will use the tumescent technique (also known as “superwet”), where an anesthetic medication is mixed with another solution and utilized during the surgery to help reduce bleeding. The incision is then closed with small sutures. Though neck liposuction can be done on its own, many individuals choose to have it completed along with another surgery, such as a neck lift, to meet their aesthetic goals.
What to Expect
After your surgery is complete, you will be monitored in a recovery area until you are cleared to go home with a responsible adult. You may need to wear compression garments following the surgery to help minimize swelling. The recovery period can vary and may be longer if other plastic surgeries were undergone simultaneously. Final results will be visible a few months after the procedure, but you may be able to see some improvement within a few weeks once the swelling and bruising have gone done. Since the incision site is small, scarring is minimal and easily concealable.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does neck liposuction cost?
Your cost for neck liposuction will vary based on many factors, like your goals. Following a complete examination, Dr. Aghayan will develop an individualized surgical plan for your specific goals. In your initial consultation, Dr. Aghayan will also review payment options and how to get low-interest medical financing for your neck liposuction.
Will I have visible scarring?
Dr. Aghayan makes surgical incisions for neck lipoplasty where they are less visible or easily concealed. In your initial consultation, he can tell you where he can make the small incision required for the liposuction cannula. These incisions will be placed just below your jawline or in the natural folds of your skin where they are difficult for others to see. Dr. Aghayan or someone on his team will discuss scar care instructions so your stitches heal properly.
Does the fat come back after a neck liposuction procedure?
Fat cells that are removed through liposuction do not grow back. However, should you gain a significant amount of weight after liposuction, your neck may become larger because the remaining fat cells will grow. That's why Dr. Aghayan suggests you be at or near a healthy, stable weight prior to surgery. This makes it easier to sustain your surgical results with exercise and a healthy diet.
What is the difference between neck liposuction and Kybella injections?
A new minimally invasive treatment, Kybella, can reduce small amounts of fat only in the submental area. This is a good option if you want to eliminate fat in the upper neck, which creates the look of a double chin. Although, if you want significant amounts of fat eliminated from several areas of your neck, surgical neck lipoplasty is a better choice. In your consultation, Dr. Aghayan will listen to your concerns and explain your treatment choices, including liposuction and Kybella.
Should I get a neck lift or neck liposuction?
Dr. Aghayan can help you decide if you need neck liposuction, a lift, or both in your initial consultation. On the whole, a neck lift removes loose skin compared to neck liposuction, which eliminates stubborn pockets of fat. Often, a combination of liposuction and a lift can give you the best outcomes for a smooth profile. Tell Dr. Aghayan about all of your concerns and goals in your initial consultation so he can develop a comprehensive surgical plan.
Plan Your Procedure
Say Goodbye to Unwanted Fat
Neck liposuction is a good way to eliminate difficult pockets of fat from the neck, sharpening your jawline and freeing you of an unattractive double chin. Our practice is always happy to help Portland, OR patients gain more pride in their body image through a number of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Aghayan is committed to working with you to provide the results you deserve. If you are interested in neck lipo or to arrange for a consultation, call Après Plastic Surgery right away.
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