In the distant past it was possible to tell if someone had plastic surgery by comparing the looks of their neck to that of their face. If the neck was wrinkled or sagging and the face youthful, it was an indicator of surgical improvement. Fortunately, technologies have advanced dramatically and Dr. Craig E. Berris MD at the Center for Cosmetic Eyelid and Laser Surgery in Sacramento, CA is one of the most skilled plastic surgeons offering neck liposuction.

What is neck liposuction? It is exactly as it sounds and offers the wonderful option for liposuction but in the much more delicate and finer area of the neck. It uses very small tools and requires plastic surgeons with skilled hands. It removes unwanted pockets of fat that help to redefine the chin, neck and jaw area.

Neck liposuction is frequently combined with chin liposuction to create the most balanced and appealing results. The amount of fat that a patient has removed from their neck area is going to vary, but the treatment is fast and safe. Patients of Dr. Berris who choose this plastic surgery will be able to come into our office and have such a treatment in less than one hour’s time.

Patients are sent home with a special bandage that is worn for two to three days. The final results of the treatment are seen within the weeks following the surgery. As in any liposuction, there can be mild bruising and some swelling. The outcome of the neck liposuction will become apparent when all of the swelling is faded. However, you will notice changes immediately after the surgery!

In addition to the advances in technology allowing neck liposuction to be done quickly and painlessly, it is also effective for a much wider pool of candidates. In the past, it was not available to patients who had less toning in the neck. Those over the age of 40 or 50 were usually disqualified. Today, it is readily available for patients even in their 60s!

What can you expect if you choose this type of plastic surgery? We use local anesthetic to ensure a completely pain free experience. If you prefer to be in a “twilight” state during the brief treatment, we gladly offer sedation as well. When done, you will be able to go home, but some patients opt for additional treatments at the same time.

For example, Dr. Berris is among the plastic surgeons who recommend several steps at once to save time and get the best results. In addition to your neck liposuction, he may review the benefits of chin liposuction or a facelift at the same time. Reviewing your goals, he works with you to create the optimal treatment plan.

If you have questions about neck liposuction, or wish to discuss your options, give us a call at (916) 929-6707. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.