Neck Liposuction Surgery - Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas
Neck liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of the neck area by removing excess fat deposits. The procedure tends to be more effective on individuals of normal body weight who have areas of fat that have proven resistant to diet and exercise.
Individuals with persistent fat deposits on the neck that detract from the youthful angularity of the lower face are good candidates for neck liposuction. It’s also an excellent treatment for a double chin, neckbands, fat around the jowl area, or poor jaw definition.
Understanding the Surgery
Before surgery, photos are taken and the neck area is marked. The face and neck are cleansed thoroughly and local anesthesia is administered. Small incisions are placed on each side of the jaw, or centrally below the chin. The fat is saturated with tumescent solution to prepare it for removal.
The fat that is situated just below the skin and above the neck muscle (the platysma) is then removed with suction. This area contains no major blood vessels or nerves, so it can be removed safely. The doctor uses a small tube called a cannula to vacuum the fat from the area that’s being treated. The procedure takes anywhere from thirty minutes to 1 hour to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area.
What to Expect Afterwards
Recovery time from the procedure is relatively short. For the first 24 hours, the neck area will be wrapped in gauze. Some swelling should be expected for about 3 to 5 days after surgery. The patient is given a special elastic garment (a chin strap) to control swelling and promote skin contraction. This should be worn for about one week or until the doctor says it can be removed. Wearing high-necked clothing or scarves is recommended during the recovery period. Temporary side effects may include soreness and bruising. Most patients are able to return to work within one week. However, more strenuous activities and physical exercise should be avoided for two weeks.
Is Neck Liposuction Right for You?
Individuals with persistent fat deposits on the neck that detract from the youthful angularity of the lower face are good candidates for neck liposuction. It’s also an excellent treatment for a double chin, a “no neck” look, neckbands, fat around the jowl area, or poor jaw definition. However, patients need to have adequate skin tone and elasticity for the procedure to have optimal results.
Neck liposuction does not address loose skin on the neck or crepe-y skin, so it may be necessary to combine the procedure with other treatments, such as laser resurfacing or chemical peel. Some patients may benefit from Ultherapy to achieve tightening and improved skin texture with no down time. Dr. Moradzadeh can customize a treatment program to help you achieve maximum effects.
The experience I had with Dr. Moradzadeh as my surgeon was phenomenal. His unmatched craft coupled with his amazing bedside manner made for a very pleasant experience. Dr. Moradzadeh has gone above and beyond to achieve the absolute best and natural results possible.
One year ago, Dr. Moradzadeh performed a septoplasty/rhinoplasty on me. I was an athlete all through school and broke my nose multiple times while playing softball. After college, I wanted to pursue my modeling career but missed a lot of opportunities because of the external deformity of my nose. I saw a few local Facial Plastic Surgeons but after meeting with them, I never felt comfortable enough to commit. -Marry
For many years, I suffered from severe breathing problems through my nose. I had been delaying any medical procedures to fix the problem because I was uncomfortable with the process, especially the packing typically inserted into the nasal passages and the difficult recovery period. I went to see Dr. Moradzadeh for any alternative solutions. He described a quick, special surgical process that he can perform which alleviates the problem, improves nasal breathing and has no negative side effects. I willingly agreed since my discomfort was only getting worse. After the brief surgery, I immediately noticed the improvement. I haven’t been able to breathe this freely in years...-R.D.
He is amazing! Already recommended to family and My father is going in on Monday. An excellent doctor and so glad I was referred to him. :) His office staff is also on point and very friendly. What an awesome experience.-Diana
Very professional and skilled at administering botox. I highly recommend!
It was interesting to feel my forehead muscles trying to relax, but I took it easy the day I had my face done and although he said that the results show 7 to 10 days after... I noticed my expression lines chilling out 48 hours later. It is nice to have had a good experience and I am pleased thus far with the service.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the office is welcoming and they were even able to get me in sooner, as I was early. Parking is a little tricky, so I took valet across the street and it was about $10 (tip included). The doctor was friendly and gentle, getting the areas that I wanted to target....-Anonymous
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