Dr Adam Honeybrook at the clinic.

Excess fat under the chin and involving the neck can detract from a person’s overall appearance, creating insecurity for some individuals

Neck liposuction overview

Using neck and chin liposuction, Dr. Honeybrook can sculpt the neck and chin area to refine your neck profile and bring your facial features into proportion.

While neck liposuction is an effective treatment for improving a double chin and enhancing jawline definition, it’s important to note that it does not address sagging or excess skin. For enhanced results, Dr. Honeybrook may recommend additional procedures such as a neck lift or other treatments to help tighten loose skin after liposuction.

Who are the best candidates for neck liposuction?

Neck and chin liposuction is best suited for individuals who:

  • Have localised fat under the chin and jaw and firm skin
  • Feel uncomfortable with excess fat around their neck
  • Are in overall good health – physically, mentally, and emotionally
  • Have realistic expectations regarding the results that can be achieved with this procedure

It is important to note that not all individuals have heavier necks because of excess fat. The salivary glands, muscles, and bones of the neck and jaw can also contribute to a full neck. 

There are 2 separate fat “compartments” of the neck, superficial and deep, which are separated by a muscle layer. Only the superficial fat layer in the neck can be addressed with neck liposuction as there is a risk to the muscle, nerves and blood vessels if liposuction is performed in the deeper fat layer.

In some circumstances, Dr. Honeybrook may recommend a deep neck lift (see link) to help create a more youthful neck as this procedure involves addressing all of the anatomic components that shape the neck

During your consultation, a thorough evaluation of your specific situation will be performed, and options for producing a sharper angle of the neck and jawline will be discussed.

How is neck liposuction performed?

Neck liposuction can be performed as a standalone procedure or in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift, chin implant or buccal fat removal. It is a short procedure that is performed under general anesthesia as a day procedure.

During the procedure, several small incisions are made to administer local anesthesia and remove fat using a small suction cannula. Dr Honeybrook may also use energy based devices such as Vaser liposuction, to contour the neck and aid in some degree of skin tightening. The incisions are usually so small that they only require a single stitch. After the surgery, a neck dressing is applied for the first day, and then you can have a gentle shower after which time you will apply a compression garment to use at home. 

Most people who undergo neck liposuction can return to work within a 7-10 days. 

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risk. These risks will be discussed with you in detail during the consultation. For further information on risks please refer to the patient resources section of the website.