Neck liposuction in San Diego removes fatty deposits in the chin and neck areas. The goal of neck lipo is to bring balance to the face by contouring the jawline. Double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Richard V. Balikian frequently performs neck liposuction for patients in San Diego to help them attain a slimmer facial profile.

What to Know About Neck Liposuction

Everyone stores and carries fat in different ways. Sometimes, no amount of exercise or healthy eating can eliminate certain fat deposits. Neck liposuction patients are generally people who are at an optimal weight but have excess fat along the jawline. These patients are often frustrated or self-conscious about having a neckline that doesn’t complement the rest of their bodies.

Neck liposuction can remove the fat pockets that cause a “double chin” or other unwanted fullness in a patient’s jawline area. For patients with good skin elasticity who maintain a healthy weight, neck liposuction results can be permanent.

It is important to understand that while neck liposuction can effectively address excess fat, it does not correct sagging skin. If loose skin in the neck area is a concern, Dr. Balikian may recommend undergoing an alternative neck-contouring procedure or combining neck liposuction with another treatment.

Candidates for Neck Lipo

Dr. Balikian will determine your candidacy in your consultation by performing an exam and learning about your medical history. Ideal candidates will be at a stable optimal weight and in good health. Candidates must also be willing to abstain from alcohol and tobacco as directed before, during, and after neck liposuction.

Age is a factor in neck liposuction candidacy, as patients must have robust skin elasticity for the skin to contract aesthetically after the surgery. Older patients with decreased skin elasticity may be better candidates for an alternative neck-contouring option.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board-certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board-certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

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Your Consultation

A physical examination of your neck and chin will be performed during your consultation. This assessment will help determine the best treatment approach to address your concerns. A review of your medical history will be conducted to evaluate your health, including existing illnesses and current medications. Discuss your issues and expected outcome so that a tailored treatment plan can be developed for you.

What Is Neck Lipo Like?

The procedure for removing unwanted fat in the neck and chin (submental liposuction) starts with the administration of anesthesia. Local anesthesia is usually administered to numb the target area. Then, markings may be made to outline the treatment area.

A small cannula is inserted through a tiny incision on the neck and chin. Through repeated movements of the cannula, adipose tissue is suctioned out of the target areas. The whole process may take only about 30 minutes or more.

Recovery After Neck Liposuction

Due to the minimally invasive technique, the downtime and recovery period is not lengthy. Swelling, bruising, and pain may be experienced but can be easily managed with prescription medication.

You are recommended to wear compression garments around your neck and jawline for several days. Results will be noticeable right away and will continue to improve once swelling and bruising subsides.

How Much Does Neck Liposuction Cost?

The overall cost of an Neck Liposuction in San Diego is affected by anesthesia fees, hospital fees, post-surgery garments, and medications. Price is also impacted by medical tests, surgeon’s fees, and the exact techniques employed.

Contact Our Office to Learn More About Neck Liposuction

Neck liposuction has helped many people achieve a beautifully contoured facial appearance. If you want to learn more about neck liposuction in San Diego, contact our office to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Balikian.

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