Liposuction of the Neck: Low Incidence of Nerve Injury and Other Complications in 987 Patients

J Drugs Dermatol. 2018 Jan 1;17(1):30-34.


<p>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.</p> <p><em>J Drugs Dermatol. 2018;17(1):30-34.</em></p>.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anesthesia, Local / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipectomy / adverse effects*
  • Male
  • Mandibular Nerve
  • Middle Aged
  • Neck / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Trigeminal Nerve Injuries / etiology*
  • Young Adult