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At our boutique practice in Rhode Island, neck liposuction is a very popular procedure for men and women who have excessive fat deposits below the skin. If you feel that fat around the jawline has stolen a youthful and more aesthetically pleasing jawline, or that you’ve developed a double chin, our neck liposuction procedure will be perfect for you. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Enzer, either under sedation at our outpatient facility, or in our Providence office. Below, we’ve included more information about this condition. If you’d like to book a consultation, contact us today.
Who are the Best Candidates for Neck Liposuction?
Our Rhode Island Neck liposuction can be a fantastic procedure for anyone who wants to remove fat around the neck and jaw. Below, we’ve outlined the best candidates for the surgery:
- Neck liposuction is best suited for young to middle-aged people.
- Patients should have realistic expectations. For instance, older patients may not get the same results as younger patients due to their loss of skin elasticity and excessive laxity.
- For people with excessively loose or very heavy skin in the neck area, a lower face and neck lift might be the procedure of choice. Dr. Enzer will evaluate you during your initial consultation and discuss which procedures will be most beneficial for you.
- Patients should be in good physical health and not smoke.
- The surgery can be a higher risk for some patients, such as those with heart problems, lung disease, diabetes, or those on blood thinners, so please be forthcoming with Dr. Enzer during your consultation.
How is Neck Liposuction Performed?
Neck liposuction today is not the same as years ago. In fact, with today’s technique of tumescent anesthesia, it can be comfortably performed awake in our office. The alternative is to have the procedure performed in our outpatient surgical center under intravenous sedation. This technique results in complete unawareness while at the same time avoiding the pitfalls of general anesthesia.
The procedure itself has also been tremendously refined with the use of small cannulas (tubes). After marking your neck, Dr. Enzer injects three tiny areas to access the fat. You will be painted with surgical soap to prevent infection. Next, the tumescent anesthetic is infused. Not only does this make you completely comfortable, but also prevents bleeding. Finally, the fat aspiration is performed. The entire procedure is usually completed in about one hour.
Neck Liposuction Recovery
Liposuction does require a recovery period in order to optimize results and avoid complications. Pain is usually minimal for most patients. We recommend that you avoid exercise for two weeks and we ask you to wear a compression bandage during the first week, and then at night until fully healed.
Are their Risks Associated with Neck Liposuction?
Neck liposuction is a surgery, so there are risks involved. However, neck liposuction tends to be very safe and will be performed with the patient’s safety as our number one priority. Dr. Enzer is a highly-trained surgeon with years of experience and hundreds of very happy patients. He will work carefully to avoid more common, but rare issues such as indentations or asymmetry. There are very rare but very serious possible complications such as bleeding, infection, injury to your neck blood vessels or deeper structures, allergic reactions, or fat emboli among others. If you have any pre-existing health conditions, please inform us during your consultation. Open communication always leads to the best surgery. Fortunately, the benefits of this procedure far outweigh the risks, and most patients are very pleased with their decision to have the procedure done.
How Much Does Neck Liposuction Cost in Rhode Island?
The cost of neck liposuction in Rhode Island can vary based on a number of factors. The procedure is highly personal and is customized to the patient’s aesthetic needs. During your consultation, Dr. Enzer will be able to answer all questions and provide you with a precise cost, including not only the surgeon’s fee, but facility and anesthesia, supply, and postoperative visits as well. There are financing options available that can make the payment more manageable.
Schedule Your Consultation
Our Rhode Island liposuction patients feel that the surgery greatly improves self-confidence. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please contact us today. We look forward to answering any questions and beginning this exciting journey with you!