When fat resides in the chin and neck, it can often give an individual a “double chin” or overweight appearance. Atlanta plastic surgeons, Dr. John Connors and Dr. Alexandra Hart, use liposuction to achieve a sleeker, more defined neck. Liposuction has the ability to garner excellent improvements to the appearance of the profile. In addition, some individuals may be candidates for a chin implant. Our surgeons often combine neck and chin liposuction with a chin implant for dramatic results. It’s important to note that patients with loose and sagging skin may be considered for a neck lift procedure to remove this skin imperfection. During the consultation, the appropriate assessments will be made to gain insight as to whether liposuction, a lift, or an implant will be needed to attain the desired results.
Neck & Chin Liposuction Reviews
"Upper Bleph and Chin Lipo - Atlanta, GA - I had an upper bleph and chin lipo done by Dr. C. He is a very talented surgeon, and on top of this he is also very kind, never makes you feel rushed and listens while setting realistic expectations. I am so pleased with his work that I am going in for a tummy tuck next week as well. I would trust him with any procedure."- A. / RealSelf / Feb 09, 2011
During liposuction, a small incision will be made just below the chin and excess fat will be removed from the neck through a cannula. Most surgeons prefer to use the tumescent (“superwet”) liposuction technique. During this approach, a liquid made up of saline, a numbing agent and a substance that controls bleeding will be injected. This procedure may be a stand-alone procedure but, in most cases, it used in unison with the neck lift.
Once the fat has been removed from the neck, incisions are made under the chin and near the ears to allow the surgeon access to the neck muscles. At this time, the muscles will be pulled tight and the overlying skin will be stretched and re-draped over the neck so the desired definition and contour is attained. A drain may be placed under the skin to help collect fluid and blood, but this drain is usually removed within 24-48 hours. If a combination procedure is taking place, such as a facelift, the neck lift will most likely occur after the facelift has been completed.
All neck liposuction procedures are performed in an accredited surgical facility under general anesthesia. Following surgery, patients will wear a compression garment to control swelling. Patients who have a combined surgery of neck liposuction plus a lift will have a longer recovery period. During the first follow-up visit, when all bandages are removed, patients will be able to see the results immediately.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Neck Liposuction FAQs
Will I Have a Scar?
Scarring with liposuction is very minimal. The incisions will range from keyhole punch marks to very small lines and usually are not an issue with this procedure.
Small Amounts of Fat?
Liposuction removes both small and large amounts of fat. Patients that have a small, yet distinct bulge residing just under the chin will benefit greatly from this procedure. The removal of this fatty bulge should be fairly straightforward.
Does the Fat Come Back??
The fat cells removed during liposuction do not come back. However, patients that gain weight after surgery are at risk of regaining fat because the remaining cells left behind can expand and become larger. Patients that adhere to a healthy diet and exercise program will continue to see results years after their surgery.