Neck Liposuction (SMARTLipo)
Inland Empire, CA
Neck liposuction is ideal for any patient who, despite dieting and exercising, continues to have unwanted fat under the chin and on their neck. Dr. Machida can remove the fat and sculpt your chin and neck area to restore a healthy, youthful appearance.
The SmartLipo procedure we use at Second to Creation liquefies fat using laser technology and then applies gentle suction to permanently remove it. The FDA has determined that this laser is a safe and effective device. Unlike standard liposuction, SmartLipo can also tighten skin, reducing or eliminating the need for surgery of the neck and under-chin.
The Benefits of a Laser Neck Liposuction:
- Improvements under your chin and neck are usually noticeable right after your procedure.
- Does not leave loose skin like standard liposuction
- Skin steadily firms for several weeks or months.
- Your appearance progressively becomes more youthful for up to a year
The best candidates for SmartLipo Neck Liposuction include:
- People of normal weight with firm, elastic skin who have excess fat in their neck and under their chin
- Those who are physically and psychologically healthy
- Patients of all ages. However, since skin loses elasticity as we age, older people may not achieve the same results as younger patients
Please tell Dr. Machida about any health conditions you may have. More serious heart or lung disease, poor circulation, diabetes and recent surgery around the face and neck present greater risks for SmartLipo Neck Liposuction.
SmartLipo Neck Liposuction uses precisely delivered laser light to literally melt fat so that it can be safely removed by gentle suction. Dr. Machida will make small incisions behind your earlobes and under your chin and insert a thin fiber to apply the laser directly to melt fat cells.
After liquefying fat and removing fat cells, Dr. Machida will direct the laser to heat the undersurface of the skin. This causes a minor “thermal injury” that causes existing collagen to contract and stimulates its further production. This process will progressively firm your skin in the treated area so that it gains a more youthful look over a six month period.
Frequently Asked Questions about Neck Liposuction (SMARTLipo)
Dr. Machida will administer local anesthesia prior to the procedure to minimize discomfort. You may feel some light pressure. After SmartLipo Neck Liposuction you may experience a few aches, as you would after a trip to the gym.
Procedure time averages 30 minutes to an hour.
No, Dr. Machida will perform your SmartLipo Neck Liposuction right in the office.
Most patients achieve the results they want in one SmartLipo treatment. These results will appear within a week; improvements will continue over 3-6 months.
The SmartLipo laser destroys fat deposits by melting them and liposuction permanently removes fat cells from your neck and chin area. To keep new pockets of fat from appearing it’s important to stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine so that you do not gain excess weight.
Possible side effects may include swelling, numbness, bruising, burns, and minor bleeding.
Dr. Machida’s incisions will be very small. With proper care they will be barely noticeable. Dr. Machida can tell you what to personally expect based on your skin type.
Since SmartLipo is a minimally invasive procedure requiring only local anesthesia, you can expect to return to normal activities after any bruising subsides within a day or two.
Brian K. Machida, MD, FACS
Located in the Heart of Inland Empire
Restored Faces…Transformed Lives. Excellence, experience, caring, professionalism, and amazing results are all part of the experience you’ll receive as part of your incredible experience at STC Plastic Surgery