When fat resides in the neck, it can often give an individual a “double chin” appearance. Liposuction is used in this area to help achieve a sleeker, more defined neck. Baltimore plastic surgeon, Dr. Janet Woodyard, uses various liposuction methods depending on the nature of where the fat resides and how delicate the area is. Liposuction has the ability to garner excellent improvements to the appearance of the neck and profile. During the consultation, Dr. Woodyard will assess the lower face and neck area to determine if neck liposuction can attain the results the patient desires. Individuals with loose and sagging skin, may need a neck lift. In addition, patients born with limited bone support may want to consider a chin implant or genioplasty.
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"Age 62 - Dr. Woodyard is very thorough in her treatments and easy to talk to."- B. / RealSelf / Feb 09, 2018
"Breast Augmentation at 35 - Dr. Woodyard is extremely professional and thorough. She explained everything in full detail, gave me exactly what I wanted, and I am beyond pleased with my results!!"- E. / RealSelf / Feb 08, 2018
"I was very pleased with the service and level of comfort I received from the Dr. and Ashley. It was a bit scary at first but Ashley made me feel very comfortable each time I had a treatment. I highly recommend this office for your plastic surgery needs."- S.F. / Google / Nov 05, 2017
"Love the New Me!!! - I had been searching, reviewing and interviewing various surgeons in the DMV area for over 2 years. I've been on Real self over 5 years. After meeting Dr. Woodyard, I knew she was THE ONE!!!!. And I was not disappointed with the outcome!!! I had full tummy tuck,lipo to: back, flanks lower abs, and inner thighs. I'm 2months post and LOVE my new body. Inner thighs need some additional work. ..."- S. / RealSelf / Sep 06, 2017
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.
The cost for neck liposuction will vary. On average, patients can expect to pay between $2,000-$4,500 with additional cost if any accompanying surgeries took place.
Plan Your Procedure
- Total Cost
- $2,000 - $4,500
- Recovery Time
- 2-3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-3 Hours
- 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.
What About Small Amounts?
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.