Men’s Neck Contouring August 29th, 2017 Paul M. Parker, MD

Male Neck Liposuction New Jersey

Options to Refine Your Jawline

If you feel you that your neck has become a problem area, neck contouring may be a great method for you to get back to looking and feeling your best.  At your consultation, Dr. Parker will discuss surgical options such as liposuction or cervicoplasty with you.

Neck Liposuction

Patients who have good skin elasticity but excessive fat in the neck are often good candidates for liposuction. Once the fat is removed, the neck appears tighter and younger looking.

The Surgery

  • The procedure works by making a three- to four-millimeter incision under the chin and behind each earlobe.
  • The area to be sculpted is then infiltrated with our “super wet” solution.
  • VASER ultrasonic liposelection is then performed in about 30 minutes time, usually with light intravenous sedation.

Liposelection is a better alternative than traditional liposuction because it allows for a smaller area to be precisely targeted. The end result is often better than traditional liposuction. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Parker have to be specially trained to use this advanced technology. By using liposelection by VASER, patients can achieve the look they want, with a minimally invasive surgery.

Recovery from Neck Liposuction

The recovery from neck liposuction is virtually painless. Swelling and discoloration usually subside within seven to 10 days, and the few sutures required will dissolve on their own. You can generally return to normal activities within three to four days, and can resume exercise in 10 to 14 days

Neck Lift Surgery: Cervicoplasty

Patients who have extra fat in the neck area and loose or excessive neck skin will require more than liposuction to get the look they desire. The procedure that needs to be done in these cases is called a cervicoplasty, platysmaplasty, neck lift or lower facelift.

The Procedure

  • Cervicoplasty can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with a facelift
  • Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is employed
  • A cervicoplasty involves limited incisions beneath the chin and behind the ears to remove loose skin and fat
  • During the procedure Dr. Parker will also tighten the underlying platysma muscle to ensure the area will remain firm and smooth
  • The time for surgery ranges from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on the extent of skin laxity

The results* of this surgery can be stunning. The change not only enhances the facial profile but also creates a more youthful appearance. It is a great solution for those with excess skin, droopy skin or those who want a tighter, firmer look.

Neck Lift Recovery

Depending on the extent of your procedure (i.e., whether or not you also had a full facelift), you may be able to go home after surgery, or you will stay in our private recovery suite to be monitored overnight. Stitches are removed within one week of surgery. There is a feeling of “tightness” under the neck initially, but that will subside during the healing process. Swelling and discoloration subside within 10 to 14 days and you may return to all normal activities after two weeks

Combining procedures for enhanced results*

When it comes to our facial appearance, our features work together to create balance and proportion. Combining procedures can often achieve an attractive balance more effectively than one procedure alone. Neck contouring is frequently combined with a face lift, rhinoplasty, or chin augmentation.

Our Rapid Recovery Program

Most of our patients lead active lives and are anxious to return to their activities as soon as possible after surgery. With that in mind, we have tailored our surgical procedures, anesthesia, and medications, and developed our Rapid Recovery peri-operative program to optimize the recovery process. During both your consultation with Dr. Parker and in your pre-op education visit with our Nurse Educator, your anticipated recovery will be discussed in detail.

 

*Results may vary