Neck Liposuction vs. Neck Lift: What’s the Difference?
Neck liposuction and neck lifts treat the same area but address different concerns. Only a consultation can determine which will work best for you.
How Do They Work?
Neck liposuction works by using a thin cannula inserted through small incisions. The cannula breaks up and removes excess submental fat. A neck lift uses incisions around the ears and a small one under the chin to lift and tighten loose skin. Both are usually performed in our in-office accredited surgical facility under general anesthesia, although local anesthesia with sedation can be used in some cases.
What Do They Treat?
Neck liposuction works to reduce your submental fat or double chin. Targeting fat cells gives you a more sculpted neck and chin. A neck lift targets loose or sagging skin around the neck area. Surgically tightening this skin provides effective results. Your surgeon may recommend combining these procedures since the skin does not always tighten naturally after liposuction.
What is Recovery Like?
Recovery after neck liposuction typically lasts a few days. You may experience soreness, swelling, and bruising in the area that will improve significantly after the first week. The small incisions heal very quickly. A neck lift requires more recovery time. Most people return to work in one to two weeks. Swelling will improve within a few weeks, and most people can return to all their usual activities within about four weeks.