Liposuction for Neck and Jawline in Wilmington and Dover, DE
Located in Elkton, MD and Dover, DE, and serving the residents of Maryland, and Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, Replenish Cosmetic Surgery Institute performs liposuction of the neck and jawline for those who desire plastic surgery.
Your neck is one of the most important aesthetic areas of your body when it comes to how your weight is perceived. Stubborn fat pockets in the neck and jawline that persist despite a healthy diet and exercise can make you appear overweight even if the rest of your body is in good shape. If you can’t seem to lose the extra fat below your face, or if you suffer from a “double chin” that is out of proportion with your face and body, liposuction for the neck and jawline may be the solution you are looking for. Removing the fat and extra skin on your neck can create a beautifully smooth and balanced contour, restoring a more youthful appearance and allowing for a slimming effect.
Liposuction for the neck and jawline can be done as a stand-alone procedure to correct your proportions, but is often done in conjunction with a neck lift, facelift, or the use of a chin implant to achieve a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing look. If your neck gives a false impression that you are heavier than you are, liposuction may be the answer you are looking for to restore a slimmer appearance and improve your confidence about the way you look.
Dr. Martini has been performing liposuction for over 15 years, and he has refined his technique as the science, art, and technology has evolved. The latest methods allow for much faster recovery time and gentler, less invasive techniques. Incorporating state-of-the-art laser technology, Dr. Martini creates artful contours that blend naturally with your face and body for a vibrant, youthful result.
It is always important to note that liposuction is not a procedure that is done simply to lose weight. Liposuction for the neck and jawline is designed especially for stubborn pockets of fat that persist long-term and do not respond to proper diet and exercise.
Liposuction for Neck and Jawline Procedure
During laser assisted liposuction (LAL), fat is liquefied, and blood will coagulate to result in less bleeding, swelling, and bruising, while allowing for the skin to tighten and match your new, slimmer contour. In this way, recovery time is also shortened when compared with conventional liposuction. Dr. Martini begins by using a laser to loosen the fat and allow for precise sculpting while also stimulating the skin to contract and re-drape more effectively for smoother results. The laser emits a wavelength that is specifically targeted to melt fat and break up stubborn fibrous bands. It is a safe procedure with minimal discomfort, utilizing tiny entrance incisions that allow a cannula to suction out the liquid tissue. It is his highest priority to restore your neck to a refined and natural look that speaks of youth without appearing “fake” or “stretched.”
Dr. Martini can also employ a method known as power assisted liposuction (PAL), which is very similar to tumescent liposuction except that a powered, mechanized cannula is used. There is also the option of using ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL). With this technique, tumescent fluid is first injected, and then special probes emit ultrasound energy that react with the fat to liquefy it. The liquid fat is then suctioned out through small incisions using a cannula.
Liposuction for Neck and Jawline Consultation and Preparation
There are a few things you can keep in mind in order to reduce scarring, shorten your recovery time, and decrease your chances of complications. Discontinue using aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, Saint John’s wort, and Vitamin E for one week before and a few days after your procedure. These act as blood thinners and could cause problems with clotting. Stop smoking and drinking alcohol in excess well in advance of your liposuction and for one week following the procedure. Be sure to drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your liposuction, as remaining well-hydrated will help you to recover more quickly.
To keep your recovery as easy and comfortable as possible, be sure to follow these guidelines:
- Arrange for someone to take you home and take care of you for at least the first 24 hours.
- Fill your prescriptions prior to surgery.
- Place prescriptions within easy reach of where you will be resting.
- Keep handy plenty of pillows or a bed wedge in a nearby location so that you can keep your head elevated.
Liposuction of the Neck and Jawline Recovery
Some bruising, swelling, and pain after your procedure is to be expected. Dr. Martini will prescribe appropriate pain medication to help control any discomfort you may feel. If you feel as if you’ve lost sensation in the treated areas, do not be alarmed. This is normal, and as your nerves begin to regeneration, feeling and sensation should return. Swelling may linger for as long as several months but should continue to improve over time. The recovery process is different for each individual, but within a day or so of your liposuction you should be up and walking around. Excess tumescent fluid will most likely drain from the access points for the first day or two and you may experience mild bleeding.
Depending on the number of areas treated, you may need to be out of work and away from your usual activities for the first week. Over the next two or three weeks, your treated areas may remain very sensitive and strenuous activities should be limited. You will need to wear a special compression garment for up to a month to help ensure that you achieve a good contour on your treated areas. Following this period, you may gradually return to activities such as exercise, lifting, and sex. Avoid any high impact activities in the first month and, in particular, avoid jogging and bouncing activities for up to six weeks.
These precautions will help you to avoid stress to your neck and jawline and allow time for the tissues to heal and recover. Scarring will be minimal, as all liposuction procedures are performed using small incisions about the width of your pinkie finger. You will see your best results typically after several weeks, and your neck and jawline should retain their sculpted appearance as long as you remain the same weight. If you gain weight, you will usually gain it in a generalized fashion in areas other than those that were treated with liposuction.
You can expect to be given a full set of preparation and recovery instructions in advance of your surgery so that you remain informed and can take the right steps to plan for a smooth process beginning to end. Be sure to keep on top of your follow-up visits and notify us if you feel anything unusual such as sudden, sharp pain. We are here to help make this a positive life-changing event that will improve your quality of life.