Neck liposuction or liposculpture involves a relatively simple operation designed to rejuvenate a patient’s face by eliminating excess fat accumulated in the area of the upper neck and jaw line.
The candidates best suited to this kind of procedure have elastic skin and fat deposits in the middle of the throat. It should be borne in mind that if a patient has a short neck and a narrow jaw, or very loose skin, it may also be necessary to perform a mini-facelift on the lower third of the face.
This kind of procedure is mainly performed under local anaesthetic plus sedation, usually on an outpatient basis, meaning that patients do not need to stay in hospital overnight. As it is carried out with a very fine cannula (tube), it leaves hardly any visible scars. Nevertheless, you should note that bruising or swelling may appear in the area, although patients can return to normal everyday life after a few days.