Neck liposuction


The principle on which lipo-aspiration (or liposuction) of the neck works is to suck out excess fat from below the chin and from the sides of the neck. This makes it possible to erase a double chin, for example. This neck liposuction can be performed either alone or in conjunction with a cervico-facial lift, if there is associated excess skin.

Neck liposuction can be done under local anaesthesia as outpatient surgery. It is generally sufficient to perform three small incisions (one under the chin and the rest under the angle of each jaw), so that suction cannula can be introduced.

Oedema or haematomae may well persist for a week or so: hence the need to wear a compression bandage for several weeks after your neck liposuction procedure.

 

HOW DOES THE INTERVENTION GO?


This same technique can also be used on the cheeks, the oval of the face and the naso-labial folds, although this is rare.

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POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS


Every surgical procedure can involve a certain amount of risk and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his or her duty to reduce the rate of occurrence by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as bleeding, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This website has been written to complement the information received during consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a consultation with a specialist; it may answer some questions or raise others. Each patient will receive complete and detailed information in relation to his or her own medical status and the intervention of his or her choice. For more information, please consider a consultation or visit the official website of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery: www.rbsps.org

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