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Neck Liposuction: The Easy Route to a Contoured and Refined Neck


The neck is a common area where people may accumulate localized fat deposits, leading to the appearance of a double chin or fullness in the neck. Young women and men in their 20s and thirties often complain of fullness in their chin and neck region. Sometimes the fullness is mild, but at times, it may be very prominent leaving no definition to the neck. Genetics, aging, and weight fluctuations can contribute to the development of excess fat in this area.

Neck liposuction specifically targets these fatty deposits, providing a solution for individuals looking to enhance the contours of their neck and achieve a more youthful and refined profile.

At Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits offers different liposuction treatments, and one of them is neck liposuction. He can help you remove excess fat from the neck, arms, abdomen, waist, thighs, and calves, giving you a smoother appearance.

What is a neck liposuction?

Neck liposuction, also known as submental liposuction or neck contouring, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat deposits from the neck area. This procedure aims to create a more defined and sculpted appearance in the neck and jawline region.

The neck liposuction procedure is tailored to the patient’s specific needs, and the procedure should be determined through a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. Neck liposuction precisely targets specific areas to create a sculpted and well-defined profile. Additionally, neck liposuction is distinct from other neck rejuvenation procedures, such as neck lifts or facelifts, which address excess skin, and sagging neck muscles in addition to fat removal. 

A Closer Look at Neck Liposuction Procedure

The procedure involves the following key steps:

Small Incisions

The surgeon strategically places small, inconspicuous incisions to access the targeted areas. Incisions are typically made behind each ear and under the chin.

Cannula Insertion

A thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted through these incisions. The surgeon maneuvers the cannula to break up and suction out excess fat deposits. The result is immediate and complete. The use of Kybella as a dissolving agent does not compare to the result that can be obtained with a one-time liposuction procedure.

Precision and Artistry

Skilled surgeons employ precision and artistry to sculpt the neck, creating natural contours and achieving a harmonious balance with the rest of the face.


The procedure may be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and anxiety level. The decision on the type of anesthesia is typically made during the pre-operative consultation, taking into account the patient’s medical history, preferences, and the surgeon’s expertise.

The duration of neck liposuction varies based on factors such as the extent of fat removal and the complexity of the case. Generally, the procedure takes one hour to complete. 

Post-operative care after neck surgery

The patient is instructed to wear a special compression band continuously for 4 days after which time the band needs to be worn only at night for 10 days. The stitches dissolve. Return to work may occur after just 4 days. For example, if the procedure is performed on Thursday, one can return to work the following Monday. Patient satisfaction is very high.

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Lefkovits significantly reduces the likelihood of complications enhances the procedure safety and shortens the recovery period.

Who is Ideal Candidates for Neck Liposuction

Determining whether you are an ideal candidate for neck liposuction involves considering various factors. Generally, suitable candidates for this procedure exhibit:

  • Localized Fat Deposits: Candidates typically have localized fat deposits in the neck area, causing a lack of definition in the jawline or the appearance of a double chin or loose skin.
  • Good Overall Health: Ideal candidates are in good overall health, with no underlying medical conditions that could pose risks during surgery or impede the healing process.
  • Stable Weight: Candidates should have a stable weight, as significant fluctuations can affect the long-term results of neck liposuction.
  • Realistic Expectations: Individuals considering neck liposuction should be realistic about the procedure outcomes. While it can enhance the neck’s contour, it’s essential to understand the limitations and potential results.
  • Non-Smokers: Non-smokers or those willing to quit temporarily are preferred, as smoking can negatively impact the healing process.
  • Good Skin Elasticity: Ideal candidates have relatively good skin elasticity, as this ensures the skin can adapt well to the new contours created by liposuction. But even in cases of less than optimal skin elasticity, liposuction may result in significant improvement along with some skin tightening.

For anyone who considers neck liposuction as a solution to remove fat and excess sagging skin, you should know the area where neck lipo can be performed.

The primary areas include:

Submental Area (Under the Chin): This is a common target for neck liposuction, addressing the accumulation of excess fat responsible for a double chin and turkey neck.

Jawline: Chin liposuction can be applied along the jawline to enhance definition and create a more streamlined appearance.

Submandibular Region: This area, situated just below the jawline, may also be treated to achieve overall neck harmony.

Cervical Area: In some cases, liposuction may extend to the cervical region, addressing fat deposits around the neck.

Alternatives and Complementary Procedures

Combining neck liposuction with other facial procedures can provide a comprehensive rejuvenation approach, addressing multiple concerns simultaneously:

Facelift: A facelift addresses sagging skin and muscle laxity in the lower face, chin and neck. Combining neck liposuction with a facelift can achieve a harmonious and more youthful overall facial appearance.

Neck Lift: This targeted procedure focuses on excess skin and tightening neck muscles. When coupled with liposuction, neck lift helps to remove fat cells and tighten neck muscles.

Chin Augmentation: For those with concerns about the profile of the chin and jawline, combining neck liposuction with chin augmentation can create a balanced and aesthetically pleasing result.

Botox and Dermal Fillers: Injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers can complement neck liposuction by addressing fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss in the face.

Most patients searching for alternative cosmetic surgery that is less invasive, especially younger patients who are not yet familiar with plastic surgery.

Several non-surgical treatments can contribute to neck rejuvenation:

Kybella (Deoxycholic Acid Injections): Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to reduce submental fat, providing a non-surgical alternative to neck liposuction. Deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, is injected to break down and absorb fat cells gradually.

Sculpsure: Employing controlled heating,  Sculpsure heats and eliminates targeted fat cells. While primarily used for body contouring, it can be considered for specific areas of the neck.

Ultherapy: This non-invasive procedure uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production, resulting in skin tightening and improved firmness in the neck area.

Although alternative treatments exist the preferred procedure which gives the best result is Liposuction.

By offering a range of options and individualized plans, patients can choose the approach that best suits their needs, preferences, and lifestyle, ensuring a more satisfying and comprehensive rejuvenation experience. And that is an approach that we at Park Plaza prefer and offer to our patients. We always try to find the best solution following individual needs and preferences.

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