It is said that “aging is not for the faint of heart.” This notion becomes particularly true when you observe sagging and new lines on your neck and face. So, it should be no surprise that I often get asked “is there a way to get rid of neck fat.”
Fortunately, the answer is “yes.” There are a few procedures for neck rejuvenation, with neck liposuction being the most effective by far, along with Kybella (an injectable treatment).
Neck lipo is a surgical procedure for fat reduction that can be done as a stand-alone procedure or in concert with other cosmetic procedures such as a facelift, tummy tuck, or a mommy makeover.
I can use liposuction to remove fat cells and restore your neck’s natural features to make you look younger and slimmer.
Neck liposuction (also known as neck lipo) is a very effective FDA-approved cosmetic procedure to get rid of excess fat and cellulite. Liposuction uses a suction technique to remove fat from the chin and neck that patients have trouble eliminating with traditional diet and exercise.
Typically, I’ll perform neck fat removal liposuction while the patient is under local anesthesia, so the area is numb and there is no pain. You will feel relaxed and we invite you to bring your own music (or listen to ours).
With years of body contouring experience, I can remove fat deposits in your neck and lower chin quickly and safely. There is one small incision hidden under your chin and, in some cases, an additional one behind your ears, then I insert a liposuction cannula to remove unwanted fat and contour your chin and neck.
The result: beautiful facial features such as a sharply defined jawline and reshaped double chin. These enhancements are permanent if you maintain your current weight and are completely natural-looking.
All surgeries carry some amount of risk. During you’ll consultation, I’ll discuss any potential risks with you. Possible rare risks include:
Because the neck lipo procedure usually uses local anesthetic (not general anesthesia), patients are breathing on their own, which greatly reduces surgical risks.
Neck liposuction … is a very effective FDA-approved cosmetic procedure to get rid of excess fat and cellulite.
When someone is board certified it means they have at least 14 years of higher education including special intensive training in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.
Board-certified plastic surgeons have full admitting privileges at local hospitals; in the rare case of a complication, it can be handled quickly and efficiently. Non-board-certified plastic surgeons do not have these privileges. In fact, they can’t even treat you outside of their own surgical centers.
A: Neck liposuction removes fat but does not alter excess skin (also called turkey neck) and is not used for weight loss. With that in mind, a neck lipoplasty is recommended for patients ages 20 to 50. Younger people have better skin elasticity, which is essential for the skin to contract efficiently and consistently after liposuction.
A: Following a neck liposuction procedure, patients are given a supportive chin strap to wear for about four days over the treatment area. Patients can expect some mild swelling and bruising after neck liposuction, which is usually gone within two weeks.
There is minimal downtime. Patients typically return to work and resume full activity after a week or two, tops.
A: The price range for neck lipo is $1,000 to $4,000. That price does not include anesthesia, operating room facilities, or other related expenses.
During your consultation, we’ll go over all expected costs.
Dr. Sepideh Saber, MD, FACS, offers a more sensitive, female perspective for patients of all ages, genders, and orientations. Patients from all walks of life have praised not only their final outcomes but her caring, thoughtful approach to all types of appearance and health-related matters.
Dr. Saber graduated from Stanford University’s world-renowned medical school and did her reconstruction and plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California (USC). She then completed a fellowship at New York University (NYU) in the extremely challenging and delicate area of hand surgery, as well as microsurgery.
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