Neck & Face Liposuction FAQ
Many people know that a great method for removing stubborn pockets of fat on the body is liposuction. At our Orlando-area practice, Dr. Edward J. Gross also uses liposuction to remove fatty deposits from the neck and face. Here, we provide answers to some of the most common questions our Orlando patients ask about neck and face liposuction.
Dr. Gross is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is committed to patient education. Request a consultation today, or call our office at (407) 333-3040.
What is included with the procedure?
Improve shape by removing fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. Common locations for liposuction include the chin, jawline, and neck.
How much does neck and face liposuction cost?
At Dr. Gross' practice near Orlando, the cost of neck and face liposuction depends on a number of factors including the extent of your procedure. On average, the cost ranges from $4,000 to $7,000. You will be provided with a specific estimate at your consultation.
How long will this take?
What type of anesthesia do you use?
Oral sedation or general anesthesia.
Is this an inpatient or outpatient procedure?
This is an outpatient procedure at Primera Surgery Center.
What are the common side effects?
Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, or a burning sensation.
What are my risks?
Asymmetry, dimpling of skin, pigmentation changes, skin injury, fluid retention, and infection.
How long is the recovery time?
You can go back to work in 1 week. More strenuous activity should be avoided for 2 to 4 weeks. Full recovery from swelling and bruising can take 1 to 6 months or more. Use of the tumescent technique may decrease postoperative bruising and swelling.
How long will I enjoy my results?
Permanent, with sensible diet and exercise.
"Our general rule of thumb is that patients are candidates for neck and jawline liposuction if they are not more than 50 pounds over ideal body weight. If they are, I recommend weight loss, dieting, and exercise first."