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Neck Liposuction vs. PrecisionTx™

Many patients who come to Advanced Aesthetics have an ideal in mind of a sleek neck with a well-defined jawline. Dr. Kevin M. Johnson offers different options when it comes to treating sagging skin and excess fat in the neck, including the laser treatments PrecisionTx and Smartlipo™ liposuction. Our Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, patients may combine the procedures to get optimal results.

If you're bothered by the appearance of your neck and are considering cosmetic enhancement in the Coeur d'Alene or Spokane areas, request your complimentary consultation online to learn about neck liposuction and how it differs from the PrecisionTx neck lift. You can also call us at (208) 676-8346 to schedule an appointment.

Choosing the Correct Procedure

Early signs of aging, such as a sagging neck or jowls, can take a toll on your self-image. You may want a refreshed, more youthful appearance but may not be ready to undergo a cosmetic surgery such as a facelift, Lifestyle Lift™, or neck lift. Smartlipo and PrecisionTx are both excellent options that offer many of the same benefits without being as invasive as a skin-removal procedure. There are some subtle differences between the 2 procedures that may lead Dr. Johnson to recommend using one or the other in individual cases.

The benefits of Precision Tx include:

  • Minimal scarring discreetly hidden under the jawline
  • Performed as an outpatient procedure
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Lower facial and jowl contouring
  • Long-lasting results

The benefits of Smartlipo include:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Gentler than traditional liposuction
  • Minimal recovery time
  • Promotes skin tightening

Smartlipo is a flexible procedure that can contour most areas of the body as well as the neck. PrecisionTx is designed specifically to treat smaller areas, such as the lower face and neck.

Smartlipo vs. PrecisionTx

ProcedureSmartlipoPrecisionTx
Type of procedureMinimally invasiveMinimally invasive
Procedure goalsReduced fat in the neck and below the chinTighter, lifted skin for lower face and neck
ScarringMinimal (tiny incisions made in neck)Minimal (tiny incisions hidden in jawline or behind ears)
RecoveryUsually about 2 daysUsually about 2 days
Skin tightening potentialIn all casesIn all cases

Combining the Treatments

In some cases Dr. Johnson may recommend combining the 2 treatments for the maximum possible benefit. The recovery period may be slightly longer in these cases, but still significantly shorter than with a skin-excising procedure, and as comfortable as Smartlipo or PrecisionTx alone.

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