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Neck Liposuction 

in Phoenix, AZ

Whether due to genetics or the natural aging process, excess fat in the neck area can be unflattering and result in poor definition of the chin and jawline. Liposuction is a good option to permanently remove fat and sculpt this area. Patients in the Phoenix, Arizona area can schedule a consultation with Dr. Christian Paquet at Paquet Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about their neck liposuction options.

What is Neck Liposuction?

Neck liposuction is a surgical procedure which permanently removes excess fat from the neck and lower chin areas. This can be beneficial for patients who are concerned about the appearance of a “double chin” or “turkey neck.” It can also be used alongside procedures such as a lower face and neck lift to sculpt the neck and chin area, complementing the overall results. 

Who is a Candidate for Neck Liposuction?

Most patients who have excess fat in the neck or below the chin are good candidates for neck liposuction. Excess fat in this area can occur regardless of the patient’s overall weight or fitness, as excess fat storage in the neck or lower chin may be genetic. Neck liposuction can sculpt the area for a more flattering appearance. 

As with any liposuction procedure, neck liposuction is not intended for patients who are overweight. The surgery is best for patients who are at a healthy weight which has remained stable for at least six months to a year. Patients should be generally healthy overall and should be nonsmokers. During a consultation, Dr. Paquet will ask you questions about your health history, including any medications you take, allergies, or health conditions, to ensure that neck liposuction is a safe and suitable option for you. 

The Neck Liposuction Procedure 

Neck liposuction is typically performed under general anesthesia, though in some cases IV sedation or local anesthesia may also be used. A small incision is made along the natural contours of the neck area, typically just below the chin or near the ears, to ensure that any scarring will be minimal. Through this small incision, a cannula is inserted to manually break apart fat tissue. This fat is then suctioned away using the cannula. 


“Took my 83-year-old Mama in for a consult, and left with a solution and knowledge! Dr. Paquet was efficient, and personable and the staff was great. I almost wish I had made an appointment for myself for my deviated septum! Highly recommended and totally satisfied with the experience.”


Recovery After Neck Liposuction 

Patients may return home the same day as their neck liposuction procedure with the help of a caregiver, friend, or family member who can drive them. You will likely notice some soreness or discomfort as well as swelling, bruising, or redness. Dr. Paquet may advise you to wear a compression garment or bandages which apply gentle pressure to the area, as this will help alleviate swelling and encourage proper healing. He will also prescribe pain medication to keep you comfortable through the early stages of the recovery process. Keeping the head and neck elevated through recovery will also help reduce swelling. Most patients can return to non-strenuous routines, such as work or school, within about four days of their neck liposuction procedure. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Neck Liposuction

How long will my neck be swollen after liposuction?

Although you may return to your normal routine and light activity after 4-5 days, your neck may remain swollen for 1-2 weeks. You may alleviate swelling by following aftercare directions provided by Dr. Paquet.

How do you sleep after a neck liposuction?

Patients are recommended to sleep with their neck elevated after liposuction. Sleep using two pillows or a recliner and avoid sleeping with your head to either side.

How long do I have to wear chin strap after lipo?

Wear your chin strap as much as possible for the first week and then according to directions by Dr. Paquet. This helps compress the area, alleviating swelling and improving your results.

Are you awake for neck liposuction?

Neck liposuction may be performed using either general anesthesia or a combination of IV sedation and local anesthesia. During a consultation, you will determine the best option based on your preferences and Dr. Paquet's professional recommendation.

Does neck fat come back after liposuction?

Because liposuction removes fat cells, the area can no longer expand with weight gain. Still, it's essential to live a healthy and active lifestyle to prevent weight gain in other areas.

Ready to take the first step?

Contact us today if you are ready to take the first step or have any questions! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Paquet by contacting us online or by calling us directly at 602-726-6310.


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