Neck Liposuction in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY
Natural Face™ Clinics, led by Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim, features CoolSculpting® treatments for patients residing in the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York area, including Ithaca and Rochester.
What is Neck Liposuction?
Neck liposuction, also known as “neck liposculpting,” refers to a technique that involves removing excess fat under the chin (double chin), and re-draping the skin to improve the neck contour and restore a youthful jawline.
How is the Neck Liposuction Procedure Performed?
Based on the patient’s preference, a fat transfer can be performed while awake through minimal sedation or through twilight sedation in the operating room setting.
When neck liposculpting is performed, we are relying on two processes to achieve the outcome. First, we are performing traditional liposuction to reduce the excess fat volume under the chin. Unlike body liposuction, care must be taken to not perform aggressive liposuction, which can result in a poor outcome. Through a small (1-2cm) incision within the natural under-chin crease line, liposuction is performed. Depending on the patient, undermining of the tethering fibers at the jawline may be performed to further improve jawline contour during re-draping of the skin.
What is the Recovery Like from Neck Liposuction?
During the healing process, tissue under the skin where liposuction was performed undergoes a repair and remodel process, during which the skin will re-adhere to the underlying tissue and contract. This mechanism allows tightening of the neck following removal of the excess volume from fat. Careful follow-up and treatment with steroid injection at the remodeling site over the following 1-3 months is important in achieving the desired outcome.
Recovery is short and uneventful. Most patients describe the procedure as painless. There will be some swelling and bruising (about a week). The patient is instructed to wear a supportive chin strap for the first 4 days, then only at night time for the remainder of the week.
Compared to traditional neck lift or face lift, stand-alone neck liposculpting is considered a minimally-invasive procedure with a short recovery time. In an ideal candidate, neck liposculpting is an effective, economical, and safe treatment option for the removal of excess fat under the chin/upper neck, and restore the neck contour.
Double Board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim at Natural Face™ Clinics specializes in aesthetic enhancement of the face, head, and neck, exclusively. Patients come to see us from the Syracuse metropolitan area and Central New York area, including Ithaca and Rochester. At Natural Face™ Clinics, we specialize in restoring the youthful neck contour, tired appearance of the brows and eyes, and skin laxity. We offer customized treatments, both surgical and non-surgical. Find out more by scheduling your personal consultation today.
Meet The Doctor
Dr. Sang W. Kim
Harvard Trained, Double Board Certified
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Sang W Kim, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery and hair restoration surgery. He graduated from the University of California – Berkeley with summa cum laude. He received his medical doctorate degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his residency training through the Harvard Combined Program in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Kim completed the prestigious dual fellowship accredited by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.