Neck liposuction will remove the fat cells lodged in the area with a gentle liposuction process. Neck liposuction may be performed as one facet of a more comprehensive neck or face rejuvenation regimen or as a single procedure for younger patients who have resilient skin that will snap back over time after the excess fat is removed. 

Is neck liposuction right for me?

Many people inherit facial traits they may not appreciate, and a double chin could top the list. If you have excess under-chin fat (submental fat), you have likely discovered that diet and exercise don’t do much to slim your profile. These fatty deposits are very difficult to shed, and many people will finally turn to seeking treatment. If you have any of the following aesthetic concerns, neck liposuction may be the ideal way to enjoy a more refined, elegant profile. This treatment addresses the following:

  • Double chin fat that creates a slope from under the chin to the upper neck
  • Under-chin fat that makes you look older and heavier than you are
  • Submental fullness that has not been removed through diet and exercise

What can I expect from the neck liposuction procedure?

You are unique in every way. If you struggle with excess fat under your chin, at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, your neck liposuction will be customized to match your condition. Initially, the area to be treated will be examined to determine the ideal approach to resculpting your neckline. Once the treatment plan is determined, your neck liposuction will be scheduled. You will arrive for your treatment in comfortable clothing and a top with a front closure, free from makeup, creams, or other products. Intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are administered. Two tiny incisions are placed beneath the chin or behind the ears, and the fat cells are gently suctioned away through a cannula, or small hollow needle.

Does neck liposuction tighten the skin?

Neck liposuction does not tighten skin, but if your skin has a lax quality, additional procedures can be performed to resolve this issue. For very loose or crepey skin in combination with a volume of under-chin fat, it may be necessary to treat the area surgically and undergo a custom neck lift. For younger patients who have resilient skin, after the fat has been removed and the area bandaged with a compression garment, the skin will typically flatten and tighten, creating a more defined, structured look that can dramatically enhance your confidence. Your journey will be under the care of a team of extraordinary medical professionals, each of whom is passionate about delivering a superior patient experience from start to finish.

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Why choose us?

If you are considering resculpting your jawline and being free of a double chin, you want your procedure to be performed by a top facial plastic surgeon, as how the procedure is performed makes all the difference in achieving a smooth, refined profile. Dr. Moynihan is widely known as being one of the premier facial plastic surgeons practicing in the Chicago area, with a longstanding reputation for excellence. He performs neck liposuction with meticulous care, a refined technique, in his private, exclusive, onsite surgery center, accredited by the AAAASF. Dr. Moynihan is double-board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS and serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Loyola University Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. He trained at Villanova, Loyola, and the elite Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery Center. 

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