Neck liposuction can create a more sculpted and defined jawline by removing small pockets of excess fat that have settled around the neck. Fatty tissue in this area is both common and highly resistant to weight loss strategies, including those that are otherwise highly effective for reducing fat in other areas of the body, such as the abdomen and hips. Even very fit and healthy individuals can lack neck contour, which can make them appear older and heavier than they really are. A skilled and experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Daniel Greenwald, can pick up where diet and exercise leave off. Dr. Greenwald, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Bayshore Plastic Surgery, regularly performs this and other plastic surgery procedures for patients in Tampa, Florida.

Some common concerns that neck liposuction can be used to address include:

  • A jawline that lacks definition
  • Bands of excess fat around the neck
  • A “double chin”
  • Signs of aging in the neck, such as horizontal creases

When performing neck liposuction at a surgery center in Tampa, FL, Dr. Greenwald will typically make one or more small incisions on each side of the jaw, or centrally below the chin, and saturate the treatment site with a tumescent solution to prepare the fat for removal. Using a small tube called a cannula, Dr. Greenwald will then break up and suction out fat cells situated in between the skin and the neck muscle (platysma).

Neck liposuction can be performed alone to remove small amounts of fat from the neck, chin, and jaw areas, or as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan designed to address additional issues. For instance, if an individual is concerned about hanging jowls or sagging skin, Dr. Greenwald may recommend that a patient consider a neck lift instead of, or in addition to, neck liposuction. Similarly, liposuction performed on areas of the lower face to address troublesome pockets of fat may also be recommended in addition to neck lipo.

If you are interested in liposuction as a way to firm and contour your neck region to create a more youthfully angular appearance, you are welcome to discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals with Dr. Greenwald at his office in Tampa, FL. To schedule an appointment, contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 1-888-840-3199.