Neck & Face Liposuction
A person's facial appearance changes with time and age. Fatty deposits become apparent not only on the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen, but also on the jowls and neck and under the chin. This accumulation occurs because of the gradual changes of aging and weight gain. The cheeks and the area under the chin become full and rounded, for example, causing some people to lose their confidence. Liposuction, or liposculpture, is the surgical vacuuming of fat from beneath the surface of the skin with fine cannulas. Dr. Gross performs liposuction for Orlando men and women to reduce fullness in the neck and create a sharper, more youthful jawline.
Dr. Gross is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who can create a defined, youthful neck and jawline with liposuction. Request a consultation today, or call our office at (407) 333-3040.
Before & After Photos
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Individual results may vary.
Case 193, Neck & Face Liposuction Case
Gerald. Age 70. Neck lift and Radiesse. He was bothered by a turkey neck and drooping cheeks. Dr. Gross performed lower facelift, neck lift and neck liposuction. The incisions are well-hidden under the chin and around his ears. Radiesse was placed in the nasal folds after surgery. Dr. Gross performs surgery for Men in Orlando and Lake Mary, Florida at Primera Plastic Surgery.
Case 462, Neck & Face Liposuction | Submentoplasty
Dawn. Orlando. Neck lift. This patient was bothered by a droopy chin and sagging neck profile and consulted with us for Neck lift. Dr. Gross performed a Submentoplasty or tightening of the platysma muscle under the chin and liposuction. Her side view is shown at 3 months. Her jawline is tighter and smoother with no visible scar. She is very happy.
Case 397, Neck & Face Liposuction Case
Abby- Buccal Fat Removal- Orlando. This patient consulted Dr. Gross in our Lake Mary office for fullness in the cheeks. It was bothersome since she was in high school and did not respond to weight loss. This was a family condition called Buccal Fat Hypertrophy. Dr. Gross performed Buccal Fat removal in about an hour and helped her achieve these nice results. Incisions are hidden inside the mouth and recovery is quick and easy.
Case 355, Ultherapy® Case
Jen. Age 44. Ulthera in Orlando. This patient consulted Dr. Gross for a double chin since high school. The trait ran in her family and had bothered her for years. Neck liposuction was performed with Submentoplasty in a 1 hour, outpatient procedure at Primera Surgery center and she did well. She also entered our Medical Weight loss program (Primera Slim Spa) and lost 26 lbs. in 3 months. Ulthera was performed to tighten and lift her jawline. Her profile is much improved and she is very happy.
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Proven Techniques, Outstanding Results
Dr. Gross often uses liposuction to remove excess fat from the face and neck in order to:
- Produce a more sculpted, angular, and youthful jawline
- Create youthful definition in the face and neck
- Reduce excessive fullness in the cheeks
See your results before surgery!
Our practice is among the few that use computer imaging to show potential results. With the help of this technology, Dr. Gross can reliably tailor a surgical treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.Learn More
Neck & Face Liposuction With a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist
Patients who are slightly overweight can benefit from liposuction. It is best to be at or near your normal weight when you have this procedure done. Good skin elasticity is also important because it lets the skin to shrink easily with the reduced contour. There is no absolute age limit for liposuction; however, younger skin tends to respond better due to its elasticity.
Moderate weight gain will not alter or stretch the skin back. However, excessive weight gain may blunt the nice neck contour achieved by liposuction.
"Our patients are often so motivated after successful liposuction procedures that they go on to lose more weight and then tend to keep it off. This greatly enhances overall results."
Patients who have excess fat under their chins accompanied by taut skin in this area can benefit from liposuction alone. They may also be good candidates for KYBELLA® injections to reduce a double chin. However, if the skin on the neck is loose, hanging or crepey — even with the presence of excess fat — liposuction alone will not produce the desired result. Patients with loose skin usually require a tightening procedure such as a minilift or facelift in addition to (or instead of) liposuction. In general, patients who benefit most from neck liposuction alone are younger than age 40. Most patients older than 40 require some surgical skin tightening.
Dr. Gross uses neck liposuction to remove fat from beneath the chin in order to eliminate a double chin or jowls. Neck liposuction will not necessarily improve dimpled or rippled skin. These cases often require neck lift contouring in conjunction with our Orlando patients' liposuction procedures.
Excess fat in the central fat pad of the face can cause cheek fullness. In these cases, Dr. Gross performs Buccal fat pad extraction along with liposuction.
Before a procedure, Dr. Gross uses computer imaging to simulate the results of neck and face liposuction.
Neck & Face Liposuction Cost
In the Orlando area, the cost for neck and face liposuction by Dr. Gross depends on whether it is performed along with with other procedures, as well as a number of other factors. In general, the cost ranges from $4,000 to $7,000. Dr. Gross is proud to offer financing through CareCredit® for qualified patients.
A Smooth Recovery
Face and neck liposuction take place under general anesthesia or oral sedation. The surgery typically lasts about an hour. Patients can usually resume work after a week and strenuous activity after 2 to 4 weeks.
Compression garments and chin straps worn after surgery greatly reduce the chances of complications, which are rare. Bruising and swelling may last for 1 to 6 months or more.
To learn more about this procedure, please view our Neck & Face Liposuction FAQ.
"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."