Hips, abdomen, back, arms – everyone knows the usual zones for liposuction. And it is really effective if you want to bounce back as quickly as possible. But what about other problem areas, such as the neck? It turns out that this procedure can help here too! And – a spoiler! – it is done under local anesthesia.
Liposuction is considered a radical method of getting rid of fatty deposits. And although its adherents adore the procedure for a visible and very quick result and for the fact that it can be combined with other plastic surgeries, for example, with a skin tightening (so to speak, kill two birds with one stone!), We advise you to first understand all the nuances, especially when it comes to such a delicate area as the neck. Yes, you heard right: neck liposuction can also be done! This operation helps to eliminate excess adipose tissue and effectively shape the neck and double chin area. The result is a more pronounced lower jaw angle and a sharper angle between the neck and chin. And it has many advantages! As well as hidden cons.
Neck liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical (let’s make it easier: less traumatic) operation, which is performed using special microcannulas, through which, after 2-3 punctures, adipose tissue already treated with a special solution is sucked off.
The procedure itself is painless: it is performed under local anesthesia. It is also quite simple in execution and does not require special expensive equipment – except for the magic hands of a surgeon, of course. After liposuction, however, you will have to wear a slimming bandage for 3 to 14 days, depending on the amount of fat removed.
What can go wrong? The hands of a specialist may not be so magical. This is fraught with large bruises, which can take more than a month to heal! In addition, when a large amount of fatty tissue is removed, irregularities may remain on the skin. Or even asymmetry – if, for example, more was removed on the right than on the left.
Sometimes, after liposuction, a seroma is formed – an accumulation of ichor in the postoperative pocket under the skin. Also, when removing a large volume of fatty tissue, we get sagging skin, and we also need to do something about this: either plastic surgery (lifting), or put lifting threads.
Does neck liposuction have non-surgical alternatives?
Nowadays, such a type of procedure as laser liposuction is gaining popularity. During this procedure, the tube is also inserted under the skin through a puncture. At the end of such a tube is a laser that coagulates (reduces) the subcutaneous fatty tissue.
Why should you pay attention to this option? It is believed that after it, better than after conventional liposuction, adhesion occurs – tightening of the skin and subcutaneous structures. And thanks to it, the risk of developing ptosis (sagging) of the skin is reduced. There is even data on the reduction of the skin flap after the laser! And all because this procedure stimulates the regeneration processes and the production of its own collagen in the skin.
However, with all the visible pluses, there are also minuses here. After laser liposuction, you will have to walk longer in special compressive bandages: about a couple of weeks. This is an important stage of rehabilitation: in this way, not only the skin is tightened, but also the blood circulation is normalized.
In addition, there is also cryolipolysis – it is also called non-surgical liposuction. And this is also a good option if you want a neat and even neck.
Cryolipolysis is a special method based on the initiation of apoptosis, that is, the natural death of fat cells after 30–45 minutes of cooling to a certain temperature. To simplify, this is a controlled cooling of adipose tissue to certain temperatures: fat cells, adipocytes, are very sensitive to cold.
This procedure does not require rehabilitation or dressing, and there are no bruises after it. The effect occurs in 3-4 weeks.
However, today patients are afraid of cryolipolysis as never before. All because of the resonant story of supermodel Linda Evangelista, who, after CoolSculpting, faced only the appearance of extra pounds in the treated areas. And this can happen to anyone: this is a rare but very difficult side effect.
Important to remember!
Contraindications to neck liposuction are standard: pregnancy, diabetes mellitus, tendency to form keloid scars, problems with blood clotting, inflammatory diseases and “chronicity” in the acute stage. As well as rashes in the neck and chin.
Before deciding on an operation (and this, despite the seeming ease, it is still an operation), be sure to consult with a therapist!
In addition, before the operation, you will need to undergo an examination and take tests, and a week before it, exclude alcohol and cigarettes and stop taking medications that thin the blood.
After liposuction, you cannot go in for sports, visit the bathhouse, sauna, solarium and pool for two to three weeks.
And do not forget that the final result is not visible immediately, but after one or two months. Including due to postoperative edema, which disappears for quite a long time.
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