(PRWEB) August 29, 2012
For many people, the neck area is their least favorite area. Sags, bags, jowls. and bands present an unattractive look that no amount of spot exercising can improve. Add in excess subcutaneous (beneath the skin) fat and many opt for high collars and scarves to disguise what they dislike most about their looks.
However, a better and more long-lasting approach can be achieved through liposuction, the same type of procedure that eliminates saddlebags and belly bumps, to name another two frequently troublesome areas.
When performed by a trained plastic surgeon, neck liposuction can rid the area of the puffs and plumpness caused by fat, leaving behind a firmer, more contoured area. Choices include ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) or suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) for fat removal.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there are a few things to consider before choosing neck liposuction. Skin elasticity is a key factor, along with the amount of excess skin that may also need to be removed (liposuction only eliminates fat.) Also, having fat both beneath the skin and deeper inside, between and below your platysma muscles (the long muscle bands that stretch from the jaw bones on both sides of the neck to the pectoral muscle), may require a deep plane procedure in addition to a liposuction.
General health also needs to be taken into account, while smokers need to go cold turkey to give themselves the best chance of healing. Web MD recommends an eight-week window, four weeks before and four after the procedure for optimum outcome.
To learn more about neck liposuction, visit FaceForum, an informational online guide to facial plastic surgery. There is a free article about the procedure along with details about options, recovery time, costs and other important information.