For many patients, the neck is the area of primary concern and this can be addressed separately from the face. For patients with moderate amounts of fat below the chin and minimal muscle laxity (platysmal banding), simple liposuction of the neck can restore excellent neck contour. Patients who have muscle laxity will require an incision below the chin to tighten the neck muscle and sometimes a separate incision behind the ear to remove excess skin.  

Alternatives to liposuction or excisional surgery are Kybella and CoolSculpting of the neck.  Kybella uses a natural substance injected into neck fat in a simple office procedure similar to a Botox treatment.  CoolSculpting of the neck uses cyrolipolysis to remove neck fat also in a simple office treatment.  Both Kybella and CoolSculpting can require multiple treatments.  


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Procedures: Necklift/Neck Liposuction


*All patients are unique and results may vary 

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Procedures: Necklift/Neck Liposuction

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Procedures: Necklift/Neck Liposuction



Length: 1 hours

Anesthesia: General (occasionally local with sedation for smaller procedures)

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain

Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, rare damage to nerves, incomplete improvement

Recovery: Back to work with makeup: 1 week More strenuous activity: 2 weeks

Final Appearance: 1-2 months for swelling to completely resolve

Duration of Results: Permanent


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