MALE SMART LIPO FOR THE NECK NEWPORT BEACH
Excess fatty deposits in the chin, neck and cheeks may give the appearance of being overweight even when this is not the case. Particularly in younger men this may be a genetic feature that may not reverse even if it was originally caused by weight gain that is no longer present. This unwanted fat can be removed with a series of mini procedures with small incisions with minimal downtime. Options include smart lipo, micro liposuction, buccal fat extraction. A poorly defined chin and neck structure can sometimes be further improved with a chin implant. Non-surgical options are also available with a series of treatments to dissolve fat for the right candidate.
Dr. Stephen Fink, a board certified facial plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, California corrects a double chin in selected male candidate patients by removing excess fatty deposits that are below the skin. Sometimes this is accompanied by firming and shaping the underlying platysma muscle with neck and facelift for more comprehensive rejuvenation.
Candidates for Male Jowl/neck liposuction
You are a candidate for liposuction if you have:
- A Double chin
- Excess fat in your neck below the skin
- Lack of pleasing neck and jawline definition without being overweight
Smart lipo technology uses a laser fiber beneath the skin. It creates heat that further stimulates collagen formation and shrinkage of tissues. The healing process that occurs following liposuction in men assists in tightening the skin and underlying tissues. Too much fat removal without the ability to contract can result in loose hanging skin. When the skin is too loose or does not have enough elasticity, a neck and possibly a lower facelift may be recommended. Based on experience with thousands of cases, Dr Stephen Fink can evaluate and determine the best option for your situation.
Dr Fink performs laser assisted liposuction or smart lipo on most patients under local anesthesia with sedation. A laser fiber is first passed beneath the skin to thermally disrupt fat cells and heat the overlying skin. Next small tubes attached to a suction machine and are passed beneath the skin. As fat cells are disrupted and suctioned, the contour is sculpted to attain more definition of the underlying bone structure. After fat is removed, the skin subsequently tightens over the course of several months as new collagen is formed. Compression garmets are used the first couple weeks to reduce swelling and assist with shaping the new contour of the neck.
WHERE IS JOWL/ NECK LIPOSUCTION PERFORMED?
Dr . Stephen Fink almost always performs jowl and neck liposuction as an outpatient surgical procedure at the Newport Center for Special Surgery. Most patients are comfortable under local anesthesia with sedation though general anesthesia is available. Recovery is faster under local anesthesia and you go home the same day. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you home and stay with you for the first 24-48 hours.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER JOWL/ NECK LIPOSUCTION FOR MEN?
A compressive bandage is applied after surgery and you are encouraged to begin icing right away. The dressing is removed the following day and a supportive garmet is placed to be worn until the sutures are removed at one week. Although each patient is different, I would expect some degree of bruising and swelling but most of it resolves within a couple weeks. You should avoid direct sun exposure wearing a high SPF broad spectrum sunscreen of 30 or more.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY AFTER JOWL/ NECK LIPOSUCTION FOR MEN?
Depending on your job requirements, most men return to work in 1-2 weeks. You should wait 3-4 weeks before participating in strenuous activities and exercise. Although much of the results are evident as swelling resolves during the first month, subtle improvements continue for 3-6 months as healing of the deeper tissues continues. Incision scars that are hidden in natural skin creases and under the chin will also fade over time. We will closely follow your progress at regular intervals as gradually your new, younger neck emerges.