What is Neck Liposuction?
While labeled a "double chin," it is really created by excess fat around the neck. During neck liposuction surgery at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen will suction away the fat on the neck. This helps to remove the jowls and the presence of the double chin. Neck lipo can help create a more distinguished throat and jawline. In addition, at the end of this procedure, you'll have a smooth neckline from the tightening of muscles and reduced soft tissue. This procedure can alleviate both small lumps or areas of fat and can be utilized on large treatment areas. It's an exciting alternative for women and men who dream of a thinner neckline. For more information about neck liposuction and how it can improve your neckline, schedule an appointment at our Winchester, VA office.
"Dr: Karen and his staff made me feel comfortable and welcome. Their knowledge and expertise lead me back to them as I am currently residing three hours from Winchester. The results were definitely worth the travels."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 22, 2022
"Very pleased"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 01, 2022
"I sought Dr. Karen for help with ongoing sinus infections and related symptoms that had been ongoing for 2years. I was desperate for relief and decided to seek a specialty service that Dr. Karen could provide with Balloon Sinuplasty. The procedure itself was straightforward with simple pre-op and post-op instructions, same-day service, and a short recovery window at home, although, the most difficult task was not blowing your nose for 2-3days following the procedure. I found this procedure to be essentially pain-anxiety free, even days following and resumed most daily tasks within 48hours. The staff explained the procedure as it was happening and provided directions/recommendations when necessary. All-in-all this is the most simple procedure ever that produces results, now 2months post I have had NO sinus issues and was able to stop ALL OTC medications! I was desperate for relief, now LIVING my BEST life without sinus issues THANKS to Balloon Sinuplasty."- O. / Healthgrades / Aug 31, 2022
"Very friendly staff"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 26, 2022
"Very happy with results"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 12, 2022
What Can I Expect from Neck Liposuction?
Before beginning this procedure, Dr. Karen will meet with you to review your goals and set realistic expectations. During neck liposuction, Dr. Karen will use a suctioning device called a cannula to remove pockets of fat after making a very small incision beneath your jawline. Once he has removed the correct amount of fat and created your desired look, the incision will be carefully sutured together with small stitches. Neck liposuction surgery at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa is completed under general anesthesia as a relatively quick outpatient procedure. While this procedure can be completed on its own and still result in beautiful outcomes, many of our Shenandoah Valley and surrounding area patients choose to have it completed along with another procedure, such as a neck lift, to create their desired result. You may be required to wear compression garments following your surgery to help minimize swelling. Your downtime will vary, depending on if other surgeries were performed simultaneously. It's important not to put a lot of pressure on your neck and chin for a few days following your procedure. Optimal results can be expected within a few months.
Neck Liposuction FAQ
How much does neck liposuction cost?
The cost of neck liposuction can vary depending on several factors, including your goals. Following a thorough assessment, Dr. Karen will develop a unique surgical plan for your specific goals. In your initial consultation, Dr. Karen will also review payment methods and how to get low-interest medical financing for your neck liposuction.
Will I have visible scarring?
Dr. Karen places surgical incisions for neck lipoplasty where they can be less visible or easily concealed. In your initial consultation, he will tell you where he can make the incision required for the surgery. These incisions can be made in the natural folds of your skin or just below your jawline, where they are difficult to see. Dr. Karen or someone on his team will discuss scar care instructions — so your stitches heal to be flat and blend with your normal skin.
Does the fat come back after a neck liposuction procedure?
During liposuction, fat cells are removed, which cannot grow back. However, should you gain a large amount of weight after liposuction, your neck can become larger since the remaining fat cells can expand. This is why Dr. Karen recommends you be at or near a healthy, stable weight before surgery. This should make it easier to maintain your surgical results with exercise and a healthy diet.
What is the difference between neck liposuction and KYBELLA injections?
KYBELLA is a new minimally invasive treatment that can reduce small to moderate amounts of fat only in the submental area of the neck. This can be a good option if you want help eliminating fat in your upper neck, which creates the appearance of a double chin. However, if you need significant amounts of fat removed from multiple areas of your neck, neck liposuction is a better choice. In your consultation, Dr. Karen will listen to your concerns and explain your choices, including KYBELLA and liposuction.
Should I get a neck lift or neck liposuction?
Dr. Karen will help you decide if you need a neck lift, neck liposuction, or both in your consultation. In general, a neck lift helps remove loose skin compared to neck liposuction, which eliminates stubborn pockets of fat. Often, getting both a lift and liposuction can give your the best results for a smooth profile. Tell Dr. Karen about all of your goals during your consultation so he can create your unique surgical plan.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 45 minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin
Neck liposuction is a great way to remove stubborn pockets of fat from the neck, chiseling the neckline and ridding you of an unwanted double chin. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen is always happy to help men and women gather more confidence in their body image through a number of cosmetic procedures at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa. Dr. Karen is committed to working with you to provide the results you deserve. To schedule your consultation or for more information on the cost and financing of neck lipo, contact our Winchester, VA office today.