When you arrive for your initial consultation with Dr. Judge, she will take the time to evaluate your condition and determine if fat liposuction is really the best course of action. Ideal candidates for this procedure should have good skin elasticity. Those who have excess sagging skin may do better with a facelift or neck lift. If Dr. Judge determines that this is an appropriate procedure for you, she will take some measurements in preparation for the surgery.
Once you have booked your fat liposuction procedure, Dr. Judge’s office will coordinate the date and time of your surgery here in San Francisco. Dr. Judge will also take any pre-operative photos, review the initial measurements she took, and ask any final questions.
Fat liposuction aims to remove the subcutaneous fat under your neckline. The best part of this treatment is that it involves the direct removal of fat, which leads to a permanently slimmer neck and jaw area. The procedure will begin with Dr. Judge making two small, well-hidden incisions underneath your ears to allow for the entry of the liposuction cannula. These incisions are so small that they can be closed with just one stitch each after the procedure is done. The operation is performed under general anesthesia and takes no more than an hour.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Following your fat liposuction procedure, you may need to take time off work for 5-7 days and avoid strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks until all swelling has diminished. A compression wrap may be provided and must be worn for one week after surgery. In most cases, you should start to see improvement in the swelling and final results at around one month after the surgery. It is essential that you follow Dr. Judge’s post-treatment instructions to ensure that your body recovers properly after the operation.