Liposuction is a procedure that can improve the appearance of the neck.


Although no skin is removed, the liposuction often results in a considerable tightening of the neck skin. The ideal candidate is a younger man or woman with fullness of the neck and poor definition of their jawline.


A small incision is made behind each ear and underneath the chin. The neck is suctioned using very small cannulas.


The procedure may be performed under local anesthesia in the office or combined with other procedures.


Often the neck liposuction is combined with a minimally invasive neck lift. This allows to treat a greater degree of skin laxity and the platysmal bands (vertical neck lines). Slightly larger incision are made and the platysma muscle sutured. Also ribbons may be used for additional support. The minimally invasive neck lift can still be performed in the office under local anesthesia.


Discomfort is usually mild. A garment has to be worn for several weeks after the liposuction. There may be some visible bruising and swelling for a couple of weeks afterwards.


Either procedure achieves a noticeable improvement with minimal downtime.

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