About Neck Liposuction (Double Chin Surgery)
Battling excess fat under the chin can be a very frustrating process for men and women. Many patients struggle with this area regardless of their overall weight. A common story is of a patient who has maintained a healthy weight or successfully lost weight but the fat under the chin (“double chin”) just won’t go away. This feature can make any person look heavier than they are and can even make you look older.
In contrast, a well-defined jawline and smooth contoured neck is a very youthful feature. Often patients come to discuss neck liposuction or double chin surgery when they are not happy with the appearance of their double chin in profile pictures. Neck and lower facial liposuction is a straightforward way to achieve a more attractive neck. This is a perfect procedure for a man or woman still too young to proceed with a facelift or neck lift.
For some patients, neck liposuction may be combined chin implants, chin augmentation and/or neck muscle tightening (submentoplasty) to achieve symmetry and contour. During your consultation we will use digital computerized morphing technology to analyze your face as a whole and discuss the options with you to determine realistic surgical goals. Request your consultation online or call (650) 327-3232 to schedule an appointment to see us in the Bay Area in our Palo Alto or Los Gatos offices.
What to Expect During the Procedure
If you receive general anesthesia, prior to surgery you will meet the anesthesia team and likely will be asked to review your allergy and medical history. You’ll be given medication to help you relax. We work hard with the anesthesiologist to minimize any nausea or pain after surgery. After 1 to 2 hours of recovery you can be discharged from the surgery center with a family member or friend.
Why L&P For Your Neck Liposuction?
Neck liposuction is performed under either local or general anesthesia. Short incisions are hidden behind the ears and within the natural crease just under the chin. We use a small cannula (tube) to remove excess fat cells in a precise pattern with delicate suction, thereby recontouring the neck and reducing the bulge or double chin. For some patients, the fat cells that are removed from the neck can be purified and transferred back into parts of the face that have suffered from volume loss, like the smile lines, lips or cheeks. This is called a fat transfer facelift. The procedure typically takes 30 minutes.
When neck liposuction is performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as neck muscle tightening (submentoplasty) or chin implantation, the procedure may take 1 to 2 hours. During your consultation, we will determine if you are a candidate for additional procedures, and discuss the options that will give you the most natural and balanced results. We focus exclusively on facial cosmetic surgery and have a combined fifteen years of surgical and advanced fellowship training dedicated to the anatomy of the face and ne
Neck Liposuction Before and After Gallery
View real results from real patients below.
Natural Rejuvenation with Signature Lift
This patient had out L&P Signature Deep Plane Facelift and Neck Lift with tissue contouring, a lower blepharoplasty, a limited fat transfer, and a chin implant. Yes, that is a handful of procedures, but look at how natural her outcome is. We wanted to focus on maintaining volume while contouring deep tissues for a youthful appearance. She mentioned that not even her closest loved ones know that she got surgery… You can always chalk it up to a good night’s sleep!
Bay Area gentleman transforms after L&P Signature Lift
We are performing our L&P Signature Facelift and Neck Lift on more men than ever. In this case Drs. Lieberman and Parikh combined it with tissue contouring and a fat transfer to strengthen his jawline and restore facial volume that is lost over time. He looks more youthful and his features are much more defined, but no one would think he had “work done.”
L&P Signature Facelift for Gorgeous Practice Manager
Our gorgeous practice manager got her own L&P Signature Facelift and Neck Lift. It is easy to say that no one needs a facelift, which is true, but these results bring back confidence that our patients have been missing for years. She looks so natural and beautiful with her glow up from Drs. Lieberman and Parikh.
Recovery and Beyond
Neck Liposuction FAQs
For patients that are either not ready or not candidates for surgery, Ultherapy® is a great option for tightening and lifting the upper and lower neck and jawline. The Ultherapy® procedure is the only treatment FDA-cleared for a non-invasive neck, and under-chin lift. While Ultherapy® does not remove unwanted fat like neck liposuction, a single treatment can contour this area with zero downtime. Please ask us about this procedure at the time of your consultation.
We are specialists in revision plastic surgery including revision facelift surgery. Most revision surgery is done after the first facelift to maintain the youthful appearance of the original surgery. How long the results from the first facelift last depends on the type of procedure performed the first time.
There are rare circumstances where the first facelift can lead to an overdone or “pulled” appearance leaving the patient dissatisfied. If there is excessive tightness placed on the skin after the first surgery, this can lead to unsightly scarring, or distortion of key structures of the face such as the earlobes (“pixie ear”) or in the neck (“cobra” deformity). Due to our comfort level with all different types of facelift techniques, we are well suited to tackle any issues that may have arisen as a result of previous surgery. At your consultation, we will customize a plan based on your exam and your concerns.