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 jowls 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. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Gross performs liposuction for Orlando men and women to reduce fullness in the neck and create a sharper, more youthful jawline.
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... Read More
Francisco. He wanted a thinner face and neck. Dr. Gross recommended Neck liposuction, buccal fat removal and Chin Implant. Following his outpatient treatment at Primera, Francisico now has a defined jawline, stronger chin, and thinner face. Read More
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. ... Read More
Facelift and neck lift with Chin implant in Orlando. This woman had a very heavy neck, weak chin and drooping of the cheeks. We performed face lift, neck lift, and chin implant to improve her profile. Her after picture shows a dramatic improvement and she is very happy. Read More
Facelift and Neck lift. Results at 1 year. Misti lost a significant amount of weight and had excess skin and fullness under chin. The platysmal bands are gone. After weight loss surgery, Misti had excess neck skin. Dr. Gross performed Minilift and Necklift to clean up the jawline and re-create a neck line. Read More
Yvette. Age 67. This Orlando area woman consulted with Dr. Gross to remove excess skin, jowls, and a heavy neck. Dieting and weight loss did not improve her appearance and facial surgery was recommended to correct her hereditary condition. Dr. Gross performed Facelift, Neck lift and Neck Liposuction at Primera Surgery Center as an outpatient. She... Read More
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
Edward J. Gross, M.D.
Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
With 24 years in practice, Dr. Gross’ quality of care and results have earned the confidence and referrals of doctors throughout the region. His emphasis on patient education helps the men and women he treats feel comfortable and supported during their treatment.
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.”
– Dr. Gross
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 mini facelift, neck lift, or traditional 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 a liposuction procedure.
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.
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.
How much does 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 other procedures, as well as a number of other factors. The cost is $3,950 to $4,750 – depending on areas (NOT including anesthesia or facility fees). Dr. Gross is proud to offer financing through CareCredit® for qualified patients.
What is neck & face liposuction recovery like?
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.
What is included with the procedure?
The procedure improves shape by removing fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. Common locations for liposuction include the chin, jawline, and neck.
“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.”
– Dr. Gross
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 will I enjoy my results?
Results are long-lasting with sensible diet and exercise.
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Dr. Gross is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who can create a defined, youthful neck and jawline with face and neck liposuction. To learn more, request a consultation today, or call