Liposuction - Process and Procedure

The Process

A small incision is made below the chin in an existing crease (many patients already have a scar in this location from, for example, a fall from a bicycle as a child). Using small tubes attached to a suction device, the fat on the neck is gradually sculpted and excess fat is removed. In some cases, the muscles under the neck can be tightened, and vertical "cords" treated to improve the appearance of the neckline. This can often be done with local anesthesia alone.

The Procedure

Liposuction is a versitile method for sculpting a leaner, more youthful appearance for the patient. Liposuction of the neck is very effective when combined with a facelift, chin or cheek implant, or rhinoplasty. Surgery of the aging neck, including liposuction and neck muscle surgery, can improve the appearance of the jaw and neckline with rapid recovery.