SAL Neck Lift – Liposuction Neck Treatment in Atlanta, GA

Neck liposuction is the hidden gem of facial surgery; it’s a minor procedure with little risk, pain or downtime, but the results it can deliver are exceptional.  A SAL neck lift refers to a suction-assisted lipo neck lift. This surgical procedure is for those who have signs of aging caused by excess fat in the neck, which creates the appearance of an undefined jawline and chin contour.

Dr. Alderman is constantly surprised at patients’ outcomes with neck liposuction.  The fat is removed, but more importantly, the skin often tightens and provides a much more contoured jawline.  If the appearance of your neck is making you look older than you feel, it might be time to consider a liposuction neck lift in Atlanta and Buckhead with Dr. Alderman.

What Can a SAL Neck Lift Do for Me?

Dr. Alderman has had absolute home runs with this procedure, whereby patients almost appear to have had a neck lift.  She is just as thrilled as the patient when they look at his or her postoperative picture.

A SAL neck lift can:

  • Tighten and define a sagging jawline
  • Improve a double chin
  • Remove excess fat in the neck
  • Help you look naturally younger

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If you’re in the Atlanta area and have any questions about a SAL Neck Lift or wish to schedule a consultation on a SAL Neck Lift with Dr. Alderman, please contact our office.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Lipo Neck Lift?

If the only issue you have in the neck area is an excess of fat, a SAL neck lift may be sufficient for you. If you also have loose skin on the neck, you would benefit more from a traditional neck lift that uses liposuction, removes loose skin, and helps reposition muscles in the neck to support smooth, firm skin.

Most people aren’t sure if they need a traditional or SAL neck lift. Dr. Alderman will take your medical history and examine you thoroughly. She will help you make an informed decision about which procedure is best for you.

Is Neck Lipo Comfortable?

This procedure is associated with comfortable treatment processes and very little pain. During the procedure, a solution is applied which contains a local anesthetic to help create the most relaxing treatment experience possible.  If patients need additional help, a combination of anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen and pain-relief medication can more than adequately control any discomfort.

Should I Choose Neck Lipo or Kybella®?

Modern cosmetic treatments provide no shortage of ways to achieve the results you’re looking for. In dealing with a double chin and an aged appearance around the jawline and neck, you can choose from a surgical neck lift, neck liposuction, or even Kybella®, which is an injectable treatment that dissolves fat to slim the area underneath the chin. However, your expectations, concerns, and preferred timeline for treatment all factor into which procedure is ideal to meet your needs. Kybella® is non-invasive, even less so than neck lipo, and destroys fat cells over the course of several treatments. Full results can take up to six months to achieve.

On the other hand, neck lipo provides the results you’re looking for on the same day but does require the placement of small incisions to allow for suction fat removal. If you want to look your best for a specific event, a SAL neck lift may be your best course of action. If you are interested in avoiding any surgically processes and are not on a specific timeline, Kybella® can meet your needs.

Meet Dr. Alderman

Dr. Amy Alderman is a nationally known, board-certified plastic surgeon located in Buckhead near Atlanta. As a female surgeon and mother of two children, she provides a unique perspective to patient care. Each surgical plan is individually tailored to each patient’s needs and lifestyles and is aimed at enhancing her patient’s natural beauty and restoring confidence. She is known for her personal approach to patient care and has unparalleled commitment to patient safety, which can be attributed to years of education, professional experience and involvement in national patient safety initiatives.

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What Happens During a SAL Neck Lift?

A SAL neck lift should take no more than 30 minutes to an hour and is completed minimal sedation, whenever necessary. Dr. Alderman believes in using the most conservative procedures possible and recommends SAL neck lifts, as they do not require extensive treatment to hospital stays.

An incision under the chin may be all that is necessary. A tiny cannula (tube) is inserted into the incision and attached to a device that removes the excess fat through efficient suctioning action.

After a short amount of in-office recovery, you will be able to go home the same day with the assistance of a loved one or family member.

What Can I Expect During Recovery from a SAL Neck Lift?

Most of our patients are surprised that the pain they experience after a SAL neck lift is minimal. We can provide a pain medication prescription, but many people find that Tylenol is enough for a couple of days. After 24 hours, we will ask you to walk several times throughout the day to encourage circulation and prevent blood clotting.

As long as your work is not strenuous, you should be able to return to work within a week and avoid strenuous exercise and lifting for about 3 weeks.

A SAL neck lift may cause some minor bruising and swelling, but these should improve significantly within a week or two. Women often use makeup at that point to cover any remaining discoloration.

Your jawline and neck will look better right away, but the swelling will gradually resolve over about three months, after which you can see your final results. The scar will be small, and it will continue to fade, flatten, and soften during the year after your surgery.

If you have excess fat on your neck, call us today to schedule a consultation to find out more about a SAL neck lift with Dr. Alderman.

Dr. Alderman’s National Efforts on this Topic:

Chairperson for Aesthetica, a national aesthetic surgery meeting

American Society of Plastic Surgery Patient Safety Committee

Vice Chairperson, ASPS Education Aesthetic Council

Alderman, AK, Chung, KC.  Discussion: A Systematic Review of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures after Facial Cosmetic Surgery and/or Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2009, 123:1828-9.

Pannucci, C, Alderman, AK.  Venous Thromboembolism and the Aesthetic Surgery Patient.  Essentials of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Alderman, AK, Kerrigan, CL, Lemaine, V, Pusic, AL, Vidal, DC.  Evidence-Based Medicine &Health Services Research in Plastic Surgery.  In Plastic Surgery  1st Edition

Alderman, AK, Chung, KC.  Outcomes for Surgical Guidance in Plastic Surgery: Measuring Outcomes in Aesthetic Surgery.  Clinics in of Plastic Surgery, 2013:297-304.

Alderman, AK, Kerrigan, CL, Lemaine, V, Pusic, AL, Vidal, DC.  Evidence-Based Medicine &Health Services Research in Plastic Surgery.  In Plastic Surgery 4th Edition

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