Neck Liposuction

A slim, elongated neck is one of the hallmarks of youth. Due to age, genetics, or weight gain, the neck can become fuller and carry excess fat. The neck is difficult to target with diet and exercise alone and requires further intervention in many cases. Using liposuction, Dr. Espinoza can remove excess fat and leave you with a slimmer, more contoured neck.

What is Neck Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that can remove excess fat from an area. This can be performed on almost any area of the body. The procedure uses a suction technique to remove the fat and can be used to further define or sculpt specific areas. Neck liposuction uses this same method to contour the area of the neck. Neck liposuction can also be used for those with the appearance of a “double-chin”. Fat beneath the chin, also known as submental fat, can be challenging to target with traditional weight loss methods. Liposuction can help eliminate the appearance of a double chin and ensure lasting results.

How is Neck Liposuction Performed?

For your neck liposuction procedure, you will be given local anesthesia and a sedative to ensure you remain comfortable during your surgery. Your surgeon will then make small incisions along the area of the neck. These are thoughtfully placed to ensure any scars are well-concealed. The number of incisions and their placement will depend on the extent of the fat being removed.

The surgeon will then insert the cannula — a long thin tube connected to a vacuum. This allows them to remove the fat and create contours. Once the fat has been removed, the incisions are closed using sutures, and the area will be dressed using bandages and a compression garment.

Your Neck
Liposuction Recovery

Once the procedure is complete, your recovery will be monitored for a few hours before you return home. While at home you should rest and avoid strenuous activities. Most patients spend a week recovering at home before resuming regular social engagements or work. You may experience some bruising and swelling during this time, which can last for ten days or more. The compression garment will also help decrease swelling.

Combining Neck Liposuction With Other Procedures

While some patients only require neck liposuction to achieve their desired results, others may benefit from the addition of other procedures. Some of the procedures that can complement neck liposuction include:


During a facelift, the areas of the mid-face are rejuvenated. This procedure targets excess skin or skin that has begun to sag and creates a more lifted appearance.

Neck Lift

A neck lift can target the fine lines and creases across the neck, as well as any excess or sagging skin. Combining the two procedures can allow the neck to be further rejuvenated.

During your consultation with Dr. Espinoza, he can examine the area and recommend additional procedures as necessary.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you have begun to notice excess fat along your neck or are looking to get rid of a double-chin, neck liposuction may be the procedure for you. Dr. Espinoza is a highly-trained surgeon with over a decade of experience. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

Neck Liposuction


Are there non-surgical alternatives?

There are some non-surgical treatments that can help those with excess fat beneath the chin, including Kybella. Neck liposuction can target a greater volume of fat and, in many cases, provides longer-lasting results.

Is recovery from neck liposuction difficult?

Dr. Espinoza will work with you to ensure your recovery is as easy as possible. He will provide detailed care instructions to ensure you are prepared and routinely monitor your progress.