Neck contouring creates a firmer, smoother and more refined appearance to the neck and chin. Even without making any other changes to the face, improving a thick, wrinkled or sagging neck can dramatically improve one’s appearance, helping a patient look years younger or even as though he or she has lost weight. Neck contouring can also help restore balance to facial features by providing a better-defined jawline that frames the rest of the face.
The neck plays an important role in defining the beauty of the face. A slim and well-defined neck accentuates the jaw and is vital in giving the face shape and structure.
Fat can distort the shape of the neck and give it a fatter and bulkier appearance. When analyzing the neck, one has to ascertain where the fat is. Is the fat just under the skin, or is it beneath the muscles of the neck? If the fat is deep to the muscles then liposuction is not appropriate
The examination of the neck has to also identify how much contribution the excess skin has, and if there is any separation of the muscle in the neck, giving it an aged appearance. If these findings are positive, then a skin tightening measure may be necessary, or a neck lift
Neck liposuction is a medical operation that aims to extract the excess fat from your neck and jawline and give you a fit and fat-free neck. This liposuction isn’t considered a weight-loss technique, but it is an extremely effective way of targeting the fat specifically in your neck and easily and safely extract it.
WHAT IS NECK LIPOSUCTION?
Neck liposuction is carried out under a general anesthetic, and only in very rare cases local anesthetic and sedation.
An overnight stay is not necessary
The incisions are small- 1.5cm and made under the chin and also hidden behind each ear
Prof Dr Nauman Gill will use the most appropriate technology depending on the needs of your case.
The incisions will be closed using dissolving stitches and bandage.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
You will awake with a compression strap around your neck
There will be minimal to moderate amounts of pain due to the local anesthetic added to the liposuction solution
You will go home a few hours after the procedure is finished
Painkiller and antibiotics will be given to on discharge
Dr. Faisal advises that you apply an ice pack to the neck for 10 minutes every hour for the first 3-4 days. This will help to minimise the swelling
The compression garment must be worn for 1 week.
Dr Nauman will review you at 1 week and rarely needs to see you after this.
The majority of the swelling will have resolved by 1 week, but residual swelling will still persist for 6 weeks
The pain and discomfort are mild, so most people feel like they can return to work after 3-4 days. However, most people are conscious of wearing the garment and choose to return after 1 week
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE SURGICAL PROCEDURE?
Dr. Nauman Gill recommends you start taking tablets 1 week leading up to the operation. This will help to minimize the bruising.
Smoking has a detrimental effect on surgical procedures and must be stopped 3 before the operation
Stop taking blood-thinning medication such as Aspirin, Warfarin, and Plavix one week before the procedure
You will not need much support at home, however, taking a 1-week vacation from work is recommended
Improving the appearance of the neck requires a surgeon to understand the unique relationship between the anatomy of the face and the neck, and how each contributes to a patient’s natural appearance. To perform neck contouring safely and successfully, a cosmetic surgeon must have experience in multiple facial cosmetic procedures as well as a highly-developed aesthetic eye. However, many doctors who practice cosmetic surgery do not receive adequate training in aesthetic face and neck surgery in their residency training, so it’s important to do your homework before choosing a cosmetic surgeon.
Choosing a board certified cosmetic surgeon ensures that your surgeon is specifically trained and experienced in cosmetic surgery, including all facial procedures, and that your procedure will be performed in an accredited surgical facility Read more about Prof Dr Nauman Gill.