As we age, certain changes occur in the jaw and neck area. You may be bothered by a loss of definition of the jawline, a weak chin, or a wattle in the neck area. Often, liposuction of the neck and jowl area is all that is needed. For some patients, a chin implant can add pleasing strength to the jawline. If you have excess “turkey gobbler” skin and muscle then combining neck liposuction with a surgical Neck Lift may be an excellent procedure choice for you.
With over 12 years in practice, a national lecturer and teacher and former associate professor of Surgery at the University of Utah; no other surgeon in Utah brings the experience that Dr. Mobley does to your neck liposuction procedure.
Dr. Mobley performs hundreds of cosmetic procedures each year focusing solely on the face, neck, eyes and nose. He has performed countless neck liposuction procedures- both as a stand alone procedure as well as a complement to other procedures to rejuvenate the face and neck.
In simplest terms, neck liposuction is the surgical removal of the layer of fatty tissue in the neck that is just under the skin. There is a small (<1/2 inch) incision placed just under the chin that allows the liposuction instrument to access the fatty tissues. For many of my patients, getting rid of that “turkey gobbler” look is one of their greatest rewards from this procedure.
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Every type of surgery has risks. It’s my ethical responsibility to educate you on these risks so you can make the best possible decision for yourself while weighing these risks against the benefits of surgery. My training helps me to minimize these risks to the best of my ability, but I cannot eliminate them entirely.
Common risks include loss of hair follicles near incision sites, thick scars, residual fat or skin laxity, and blood collection under the skin. In general all of these risks are quite rare and the overwhelming majority of neck liposuction treatments heal very well without major problems.
The risks above are the most common ones that I think you should be aware of, but they are not a complete list of all possible risks. When I see you in consultation and we begin to formulate your surgical treatment plan, I’ll review with you not only these common risks but also the less likely complications that may occur.
To fully understand the costs of cosmetic surgery, you must understand the guiding principles of Dr. Mobley’s medical practice: Quality, Safety, and a Respect for Cost. Dr. Mobley has not designed the surgical experience to be lowest bid; rather, he wants you to have an exceptionally high-quality medical experience. If this interests you, please read on.
As a reference point, a recent survey of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed the professional fee for neck liposuction averages $2400. Dr. Mobley’s professional fees tends to be close to these national average fees. However, there are also facility fees (where the surgery is performed). In many cases, chin implants do not require formal anesthesia but when they do, there is an additional cost for the anesthesia provider.
In general, a standard neck liposuction that can be performed in the office will be around $1500 to $2000 “out the door,” which covers the surgeon’s fee, cost of the implant, and facility fee. If you are already in the OR having facial surgery, and wish to add-on neck liposuction, it could add approximately $1500 to your fee. Keep in mind that liposuction is included as part of neck lifting or face lifting and a so a separate charge for this is not the norm. Remember, you can always find a lower fee, but at Mobley MD we pride ourselves on the fact that Dr. Mobley is one of the most well regarded Facial Plastic Surgeons in the Mountain West. There are no regrets, when you choose the best.
Neck Liposuction surgery may require one to two weeks for a complete recovery. Some of my patients are ready to work after just one week, but most require two weeks for a complete recovery. It is my experience that most people desire some privacy to their recovery, so waiting a full two weeks can be the best approach.
For the first 1-2 days following surgery, the face is wrapped with a compressive bandage. This can cause some pressure discomfort, but most patients find this very tolerable, particularly in combination with the pain medications that all patients receive. Once the compressive head-wrap is removed, most patients feel that the majority of their discomfort has been alleviated. It is normal to feel tightness in the neck muscles under the chin. This is simply a sign of a successful surgical tightening of the neckline. This lasts for about 7 days.
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