What is neck liposuction?

Neck liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that removes small deposits of fat, to restore youthful definition to the neck and jawline. On patients with good skin elasticity and isolated fat deposits affecting their overall appearance, this procedure is performed alone. The procedure at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery creates a smoother and younger facial profile giving a sleeker appearance to the neck.

Neck liposuction addresses the following concerns:

  • Excessive fat deposits interfering with the overall contour of the neck
  • Fat accumulations below the chin, giving the appearance of a double chin
  • Areas of fat around the jawline, interfering with definition between the neck and face

Neck liposuction alone is not usually recommended for patients with loose, hanging skin around the neck and jawline. In these cases, combining liposuction with a neck lift or facelift will produce much better results.

As an effective method for eliminating the dreaded double chin, neck liposuction has become a popular cosmetic procedure in recent years. At Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Schneider offers this surgery to adult patients of all ages, either as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with a lift procedure to enhance results. To learn more about neck liposuction, contact Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery.

*Individual results may vary.

How does neck liposuction work?

Dr. Schneider frequently performs neck liposuction under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis. A small tube called a cannula, is inserted directly into the pocket of fat, which effectively loosens fat cells before gently suctioning them away. Incisions used to insert the cannula are very small, so there is almost no visible scarring after this procedure.

What is recovery like?

After neck liposuction, patients will wear a special dressing around the treatment site to protect the area from infection and reduce swelling. Post-procedural discomfort is fairly mild and can be managed with oral pain medication. Most patients are back to work as light activities resume within one week, and their regular activities within two weeks.

What can I expect from my neck liposuction results?

Neck liposuction results can be seen right after the procedure and continue to improve as the body heals. As long as a healthy weight is maintained after surgery, you can expect the results of liposuction to be permanent. However age and gravity can lead to eventual changes in the neck, which may necessitate another procedure such as a neck lift in the future, to reverse signs of aging and maintain your positive results.