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Procedure & Recovery For Neck Liposuction

Submitted on March 27, 2012

What is a Neck Liposuction?

Neck liposuction is a procedure that is becoming increasingly popular, primarily because of the growing importance of aesthetic appearance in today's society. Because of the numerous unnatural ways of increasing a person's beauty available today, people prefer to take this route rather than put in the effort and energy required to achieve the same results naturally. Neck liposuction is a method of removal of excessive fat cells from the neck. The entire liposuction procedure calls for the drainage of these fat cells from certain area of the body where they accumulate more regularly. Another part of the body where fat accumulates easily and on which liposuction is regularly performed is the abdomen. Another advantage of liposuction for the neck is the fact that it removes and excess skin around the area as well and helps tighten sagging skin that could easily be the result of hereditary or ageing.

Procedure

If interested in undergoing a liposuction for the neck, it is extremely important that the patient completely understands the risks involved. As with any form of plastic surgery, there is always the risk of an infection. At the beginning of the procedure, a couple of incisions will be made just behind the ears and a thin tube, called a cannula, will be inserted into the incision. The tube will nestle in an area of high fat accumulation and this excessive fat will be sucked out with the help of a powerful vacuum. This  will however not affect any organs, tissues, skin or nerves in the area. In order to maintain the levels of fluid within the body, an intravenous line will be inserted into a vein in the arm and some patients may even be administered anesthesia to help them relax. The entire procedure is a pretty straightforward one and should generally not take any more than about 30 minutes to complete.

Recovery

After having undergone liposuction of the neck, the patient is likely to experience a significant amount of discomfort, bruising and swelling that may take up to three weeks to subside. The most common after effect of the procedure is suffering from a sore neck.

The patient will also be required to wear a compression belt for a few weeks in order to maintain firmness in the neck. The prominence of the scars left behind will depend on a number of factors including how much the patient smokes or drinks.

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