Excess fat in the chin, neck and cheeks may lead to the appearance of being overweight. Despite aggressive diet and exercise routines, this fat often will not go away. To fix this, Dr. Demetri can perform a minor procedure called neck (submental) liposuction in Tampa.
The best candidates for neck liposuction are healthy individuals who want to remove excess fat from the submental area and reduce a double chin. This procedure is effective and safe for enhancing the neck and jawline.
Quit smoking for several weeks before and after the procedure. Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours before and after neck liposuction. These will help you achieve the best results from the procedure.
You may need to take a break from anti-inflammatory or anticoagulant medications. Please consult with your doctor to discuss alternatives.
It’s important for patients to schedule a consultation before neck liposuction so that they have all of the information they need. This will allow them to feel more at ease regarding the procedure and what it can offer them.
Patients should be ready to discuss appearance goals and complete medical history. They must inform Dr. Demetri about current prescriptions and any allergies.
During the consultation, patients will also get the opportunity to ask questions regarding the procedure and can bring up any concerns they may have. Everything from the cost to the aftercare can be discussed so that they can prepare ahead of time.
Good aftercare practices help to preserve the high-quality results of neck liposuction. To allow enough time for recovery, request time off work in advance as directed. After this initial recovery period, you may return to light work or desk jobs. For physically demanding jobs, you may require more time off.
Prepare your meals in advance. Reduce sugar, simple carbohydrates, and saturated fat in your diet. Make sure to include food with more protein, vitamins, and nutrients.
Dr. Demetri uses very small incisions that are hidden so there are no noticeable scars. Then, he will use a suction cannula to gently remove the undesirable fat with a vacuum. He is able to improve the jawline and double chin all at the same time.
After the fat has been removed, Dr. Demetri wants his patients to use compression dressing for a couple days at nighttime. This allows the skin to settle smoothly over the new and improved neckline.
Patients will be advised to rest over the course of the recovery period. Surgical bandages will be used to cover the affected areas, and instructions on how to care for the region will also be provided.
Patients will be able to return to work after three days, as long as there are no strenuous movements involved. Full recovery can be as short as a week.
“I’ve been seeing Dr Demetri for 6 months and he always gives me the best treatment. His bedside manner is perfect, he always follow up a few days later and offers touch ups if I’m not please – but I always am! Dr Demetri makes me feel like his only patient when I’m with him and is so intuitive in understanding what I want to fix and why. I highly recommend Dr Demetri and feel so lucky to have found my forever plastic surgeon!!!”
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Yes! Buccal fat removal is performed for those patients who have round cheeks but desire a more defined facial appearance. As a hereditary condition, it is nearly impossible for some people to get rid of their “chubby cheeks.” Buccal fat removal is the solution for this! It can help slim the cheeks and contour the face better.
The final cost of a neck liposuction procedure can depend on several factors, including the exact techniques used and the time required to perform the surgery. Price can often be determined when patients come in for their scheduled consultation.
Interested in getting neck liposuction in Tampa? Contact Dr. Demetri and schedule a consultation. He will be happy to help turn your appearance goals into a reality.
Tampa & Beverly Hills: 813-603-3110