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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.

Neck Liposuction in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NYHow 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.

Plastic Surgeon in Syracuse, Rochester, and Ithaca, NY


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, nasal/sinus surgery, and hair restoration surgery.

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I was working in Central New York and had an upcoming event and needed to get 2 areas of Dystport done. They were able to accommodate my schedule( as it was short notice) Dr. Kim’s entire staff was so friendly and welcoming!! During the procedure , even Nurse Dan held my hand and kept me smiling the whole time!! I was incredibly impressed with Dr Kim as he made sure he took the time to explain the process as well as not “ being rushed” something I have experienced with previous Doctors. I live in Florida but will be seeing Dr Kim from now on, and will be recommending their office to my fellow New Yorkers! It’s been almost 2 weeks since my appointment and the results are amazing!!! So happy! Thank you so much Dr Kim, Mary and the rest of the staff !

- michele goodwin

Dr. Kim is a world-class facial plastic surgeon. I’ve been to the top surgeons in the country from Beverly Hills to Miami and I found Dr. Kim to be superior. His face and neck lift were flawless and so natural that no one could tell I had anything done, but everyone said I looked ten years younger. As Syracuse is a discreet location, I would highly recommend anyone who wants a top notch face and neck lift to fly in. His bedside manner is as fantastic as his work. I can’t recommend Dr. Kim enough. I think he is the best Facial plastic surgeon in the country.

- Shelly Cohen

I am very happy with Dr. Kim and all of his staff. Not only did I have a surgical procedure done but I also go there every week for allergy shots and they couldn't be nicer. And Dr. Kim is awesome - - great bedside manner! I highly recommend them!!!

- Sheila Guenette

57 years old and wanted to start my new path in life retired...not looking tired! I did extensive research and sought out 5 surgeon recommendations. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Sang Kim for several reasons: 1 - He specialized in and only performs /neck surgeries, 2 - Dr. Kim is younger and probably more newly established, but there was no doubt that he is a perfectionist and a professional in his field, 3 - He is patient and really listens. I felt confident and trusted that he was giving me his best recommendation for my concerns, 4 - He didn't try to push unnecessary or extra procedures, 5 - I was impressed by how obvious it was that Dr. Kim's administrative and medical staff liked him and respected his work. But most of all, I am extremely satisfied with the results of my face lift!

- Shannon F

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kim. He is the most patient, professional, and personable physician I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Instead of being rushed through the practice, every member of his staff made me feel welcome and important from the moment I walked through the door. He wouldn't perform a single procedure on me until he fully answered every minute question I had (all of which he eloquently and candidly answered); you can tell that his formal training was exceptional. His bedside manner and skilled technique easily make him one of the best kept secrets in Syracuse. I have referred numerous friends to him who have also, in turn, referred their friends. Make the consult and see for yourself... you won't be disappointed!

- Deanna Hillman

Dr. Kim and his staff were incredible. I had a face lift done this past summer and I was treated with dignity and respect by everyone. Dr. Kim is an exceptional surgeon and one of the nicest and kindest doctors I have ever met. I had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his entire staff. I recently went back to Dr. Kim for injections. Again my experience was wonderful. He explains everything he is going to do and what to expect. I didn't bruise and I love the fact that he doesn't overdo. He and his staff are just incredible. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

- Debbie Ely

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