Liposuction of the neck: Low incidence of nerve injury and other complications in 987 patients

Loeb Habbema, Jennifer C. Tang, Gerhard Sattler, C. William Hanke

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Abstract

The neck is one of the most common areas treated by liposuction. Neck liposuction decreases fat volume, causes skin contraction, and restores a more youthful appearance. We present a large case series (n=987) performed by three dermatologic surgeons. Five patients developed temporary post-operative marginal mandibular dysfunction, one patient had submandibular gland ptosis and one patient had arterial bleeding. Seroma, skin necrosis, scarring, and hyperpigmentation did not occur following neck liposuction. Neck liposuction performed with tumescent local anesthesia is a safe procedure associated with a low incidence of nerve injury and other complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Volume17
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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