Neck Liposuction

Men and women who want a tight, athletic neck and well defined jaw contours, choose liposuction surgery, sometimes in combination with other facial procedures to contour areas that are resistant to weight loss and exercise.

You, too, can enjoy a slimmer, more athletic face and neck with this simple procedure. The procedure and recovery are simple, and there is only minimal bruising and soreness.

Liposuction is most successful in people with good skin tone who have fatty deposits. It is not a treatment for obesity. If weight gain occurs following liposuction, the fat will be deposited in areas that have not been treated. The procedure can be repeated, if necessary. To maintain the safety of the procedure, there is a limit on how much can be done at one time.

A variety of factors can affect the results: Physical condition, genetic makeup, diet, exercise, smoking, alcohol intake, and skin elasticity.

The Procedure

Lipocontouring of the neck is performed in our office outpatient surgery suite under a light general anesthetic plus local anesthetic. A small, inconspicuous incision is made under the chin and under each ear. A thin hollow tube (cannula) is inserted into the fat layer through the small incision. When suction is applied to the tube, which is moved through the tissue in a fan-shaped pattern, fat can be removed in a very controlled, uniform manner.

By contouring the fat to the best thickness in each area of the neck, we are able to establish the optimal neck contour for each patient. An elastic pressure bandage is applied which minimizes swelling and bruising. Patients experience some tightness in the neck but rarely have any pain. Recuperation is generally very rapid with minimal downtime, usually over a weekend.