Neck Liposuction Before and After Photos
When there is excess fat under the chin or along the jawline, liposuction is a very effective treatment option. This can be called submental liposuction, jawline lipocontouring, or neck liposculpting. Sometimes individuals can have excess fat under the chin and jawline genetically, unrelated to being overweight.
Of course being overweight leads to enlargement of fat cells throughout the body, including the neck and jawline. If you are overweight and planning on losing weight, our plastic surgeons here in Naples recommend losing the weight before considering any surgical options for the neck or jawline. It is ideal to be within 5 to 10 pounds of your ideal weight before considering this treatment option. Generally, our surgeons do not perform liposuction above the jawline on the face, because of the risk of possible indentations or irregularities.
When neck liposuction is indicated, this can be performed awake with local anesthetic injections in the office, or with intravenous anesthetic in our AAAASF certified operating room. Small incisions below the chin and sometimes behind the earlobes are used as access points. All of these small incisions are closed with 1-2 sutures, and heal beautifully and are very difficult to detect. There is generally a 1 to 2 week period of bruising and mild pain for a few days. Although the majority of the swelling resolves over the first 2 weeks, there is mild swelling that continues to improve for 3-4 months after the procedure.
Our plastic surgeons feel that neck liposuction works better, is more predictable, and is more cost effective than non-surgical treatments such as Kybella or fat freezing techniques. The best candidates for liposuction as a stand alone procedure without any skin manipulation are those individuals in their 20s, 30s, and possibly early 40s. After that, the skin generally doesn’t tighten up after fat removal and liposuction in those older patients may lead to loose skin. Through an individual consultation, our surgeons will be able to make appropriate recommendations. We invite check out our photo gallery to see examples of our work.
* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.