About Neck Liposuction in Philadelphia, PA
Having a slim and defined neck line is an important aspect of an elegant profile. Many people have excess fat in the neck area or what is known as a “turkey neck”. Also, excess fat can appear as a double chin. It can result from many things including a genetic predisposition. The fat simply accumulates there no matter how well they diet and exercise.
People who gain an excess amount of weight may also suffer from excess fat in their neck. Fortunately, Center for SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery offers neck liposuction in Philadelphia, PA to help patients achieve a slimmer and more defined jawline.
What Are the Benefits of Neck Liposuction?
Dr. Patel uses SmartLipo™ to remove excess fat deposits in the neck. By using laser lipo, she can target the fat cell more precisely and accurately. This will result in a perfectly sculpted and shaped neck. The laser technology we use will stimulate collagen production.
The result is tighter, more youthful looking skin in the neck area. Tighter skin in the neck area will help reduce the signs of aging in the neck. Laser neck liposuction also allows patients to recover faster.
Dr. Patel will only need to make one very small incision to insert the cannula resulting in minimal scarring. Then the laser emits heat that will coagulate the underlying blood vessels. This results in less bleeding, bruising, and swelling, thus a faster recovery.
Patients can enjoy the benefits of using laser liposuction to get a better, more defined jaw line. This will improve their facial profile and slim down their neck. To learn more about all of our SmartLipo services, see SmartLipo.
Neck Liposuction vs Neck Lift
Liposuction in the neck and a neck lift will both improve the appearance of the neck however they are very different procedures. A neck lift is an invasive surgical procedure while neck lipo is a minimally invasive fat removal procedure.
During a neck lift, the physician will remove the excess skin and tighten the underlying muscles in the neck and jaw area. The doctor will need to make several incisions behind the ears or under the chin to accomplish this. It requires full anesthesia and will leave behind scars. Recovery time is also much longer. However, it can address more issues such as sagging skin, jowls, muscles, and vertical neck bands.
Laser liposuction in the neck is minimally invasive and only requires a very small incision. It will remove excess fat from the neck area using a small cannula that contains a laser fiber. It allows for a more targeted and precise treatment resulting in a contoured and defined jawline.
Because it uses lasers, it also stimulates collagen production which will help tighten the skin, but not as well physically cutting it off. This procedure offers a faster recovery, minimal scarring, less bleeding, and only requires local anesthetic.
Patients with a significant amount of sagging skin on their neck will benefit more from a neck lift. This is typically seen in older patients whose skin does not have good elasticity anymore. Neck liposuction is ideal for patients who simply have excess fat in their chin area and good skin elasticity.
Dr. Durvi Patel would be happy to discuss the neck liposuction procedure with you during a consultation. You can schedule one today by contacting Center for SmartLipo and Plastic Surgery.