DR. EFFIE POLITIS
WHAT IS NECK LIPOSCUTION?
Neck Liposuction, is a surgical procedure that creates a firmer, smoother and more refined appearance to the neck and jawline through fat removal.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?
The ideal candidate for Neck Liposuction is a healthy individual who has minimal signs of aging and skin laxity and those with prominent glands under the neckline, either from age or genetics.
HOW IT'S DONE:
Neck Liposuction is done in the OR under general anesthesia. For most patients, neck liposuction is a fairly quick procedure. One or two tiny incisions are made beneath the chin or behind the ears. Dr. Politis then inserts a small liposuction cannula, removing excess fat and sculpting a natural contour to the jawline and neck.
RESULTS, RECOVERY, FREQUENCY
Recovery from Neck Liposuction can range between 3-6 weeks with a long term fix. Results last 5-10 years.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Patients will wear a special supportive chin strap for about 3 or 4 days after receiving neck liposuction.
It is typical to experience some swelling and bruising after neck liposuction; this should resolve during the first 10 to 14 days after surgery.
You can return to work within 1 week
Return to full activity after about 2 weeks.
Have all prescriptions filled prior to your surgical date (if ordered)
Do not take any aspirin, Plavix, ibuprofen (Advil,Motrin), Vitamin E, Fish oil, Coenzyme Q10 or medications containing these compounds for 14 days before your procedure.
Other medications prescribed by your personal physician should be taken as necessary.
Come with clean hair and skin. No face creams/lotions. No using body lotions or perfumes on the day of surgery.
Do not wear any jewelry, piercings or contact lenses.
Refrain from vigorous exercise on the day before your surgery.
Have a regular meal on the evening before surgery, and drink plenty of water. Avoid alcoholic beverages on the evening before surgery.
It is best to eat a small meal prior to your procedure
You may shower 24-48 hours after your operation, but no soaking in a bathtub. Lukewarm water.
Elevate the body part that was treated if possible.
The incisions where your physician inserted the cannula may be leaky or drain fluids for several days. You may want to put towels underneath you at home to protect your furniture.
Keep incisions clean and inspect daily for signs of infection.
If you have drains, follow the drain care instructions given to you by your physician
May pad incision(s) with dressings for comfort.
Avoid exposing scars to sun for at least 12 months.
Always use a strong sunblock, if sun exposure is unavoidable (SPF 30 or greater).