When fat resides in the neck, or under the chin, it can sometimes give an individual a “double chin” look. Neck liposuction can be used in this area to help remove isolated pockets of fat and create a slimmer, sleeker neck appearance. This procedure, performed by Fleming Island plastic surgeon, Dr. William Wallace can change a person's profile, making excellent improvements to the lower face. Some patients may also incorporate Kybella, which is an injection also offered by our practice that helps break up and remove fat under the chin. A combination of neck liposuction and Kybella has produced gorgeous outcomes for many of our patients. During the consultation, Dr. Wallace will assess the chin and neck to create a treatment plan to address the aesthetic goals of the patient. It is also important to note that patients with loose and sagging skin may be better candidates for a surgical neck lift, which addresses loose skin in the neck.
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"I had a very good experience with Dr. Wallace and his staff during my recent surgery. They are all extremely professional and experienced, and did an excellent job. The follow up has been great as well. Just the fact that Dr. Wallace gives out his personal cell tells you how committed he is to his patients!"- V.L. / Facebook / Aug 01, 2019
"I had the best experience at FIPS. The staff went above & beyond for me the moment I came through the doors. I can not say enough about all the girls that work for Dr. Wallace, they treated me like family when I was there, all of them are very professional & caring. The facility is beautiful, warm & clean. Dr. Wallace has changed my life, by fixing my body. I was previously botched by another local surgeon in the Jacksonville, FL area, I didn’t think I was going to ever have the body I wanted. I had my consultation with Dr. Wallace and he said he would be able to fix my breasts & tummy. He came through and I couldn’t be more thankful, and ecstatic about my results. His bed side manner is wonderful & down to earth, he explains everything & answers questions, I never felt pressured or uncomfortable like I did in the past with the other plastic surgeon. He made the process enjoyable and easy, and I can see that he is all about his patients and he loves what he does. Fleming Island and the Jacksonville area, are blessed to have a surgeon like him. And I’m proud to be one of his patients. Thank you for everything FIPS. 💕 Samantha"- S.M. / Google / Jul 26, 2019
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,000 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 6-12 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 Hours
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 Amt. of Fat?
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.