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Is a Neck Lift or Neck Liposuction Right for You?

Serving San Diego, Oceanside, Carlsbad, & Nearby Areas of Southern California

The neck region often begins to sag and accumulate fat as you get older. It may be one of the first signs of aging you notice about your appearance. Without making changes to the face, neck contouring through liposuction or a lift procedure can improve your appearance. By refining the jawline and restoring balance to your neck, your face can appear thinner.

Whether neck liposuction or a neck lift is right for you will depend on the goals you have for your neckline. Many men and women struggle with “turkey neck,” which is the sagging of the jowl area that typically develops with age. Other San Diego patients may want to improve chin definition for a stronger facial profile.

What Can Neck Liposuction Accomplish?

Neck liposuction can reduce a “double chin” in men and women who are at a healthy weight but still have stubborn fat around and beneath the chin. Lipo is often the best option for our Southern California patients who have pockets of fat in the neck region but minimal sagging skin because neck liposuction does not address loose skin. Lipo permanently removes fat calls providing a youthful, thin contour that will make it look as though you’ve lost weight and significantly improve your side profile and look.

Liposuction is used on all areas of the body, and when it’s performed on smaller parts such as the neck, it requires an experienced plastic surgeon such as our Dr. Tirgari in San Diego. He performs neck liposuction using micro-cannulas with local anesthesia, so you’re awake during the procedure. By using these small cannulas, it eliminates the need for stitches and doesn’t leave scars behind. You’ll have a sculpted neck contour without the need for downtime or general anesthesia.

Additionally, while liposuction does not specifically address loose skin, the use of newer lipo technologies such as SmartLipo come with the added benefit of moderate skin tightening due to the heat of the laser inside the cannulas.

What Can a Neck Lift Accomplish?

A San Diego neck lift may be the best option for you if you’re mostly concerned about loose, sagging skin. The procedure involves removing that excess skin and tightening and repositioning the underlying muscles in your neck. This offers a younger, taut appearance and gets rid of a “turkey neck.” Neck lift results are long-lasting and allow for graceful aging that appears natural.

The neck lift surgery can smoothen wrinkles, horizontal neck creases, and vertical neck bands. In some instances, a neck lift combined with liposuction can provide the best outcome.

Schedule Your Neck Contouring Consultation in San Diego

If you struggle with “turkey neck” or a “double chin,” please contact Lipo & Aesthetics in San Diego today at (619) 468-4631 to see if neck liposuction or a neck lift is right for you. Our plastic surgeon and skilled medical staff serve patients in San Diego, Oceanside, Carlsbad, and surrounding Southern California areas.


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