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Neck Liposuction

Neck Liposuction NYC

A slim, elegant neck line is a key component in the overall facial profile.  Excess fat or loose skin in the neck area can develop at any age, whether as a result of mild weight gain or simple genetics.  Neck liposuction is a simple and effective procedure that can help create a beautiful, natural-looking neck line in people who have a mild amount of excess fat or slight skin laxity in the neck.*  Neck liposuction can be particularly beneficial for younger patients, between the ages of 20 and 40, who typically have better skin tightening capacity.  Patients in their 50s and 60s may also benefit from neck liposuction, although when there is significant skin laxity present, a neck lift may be a better option.   Dr. Levine uses a combination of traditional and laser liposuction to help bring about substantial results in both fat reduction and tissue tightening.*  Fat is gently removed from the neck, while the heat from the laser stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanisms to encourage collagen remodeling and skin tightening in the months following the procedure.   With targeted neck liposuction, Dr. Levine is able to slim and shape a graceful curve that not only benefits the neck line, but also improves overall facial beauty and balance.*

Remove excess fatty deposits in the neck
Sculpt and shape the neck
Improve jaw line definition
Tighten lax skin in the neck
Reduce the signs of aging in the neck
Improve facial profile

Who is a good candidate for neck liposuction?

People with mild to moderate excess fat and skin in the neck area may be good candidates for neck liposuction.  People who want to improve their jaw line definition and lower facial profile may also benefit from this procedure.  Generally, people between the ages of 20 and 40 are usually the best candidates for neck liposuction because they have less skin laxity and better skin tightening capacity.*  This procedure may also be a great option for patients 40 to 60 years of age, depending on the skin tone of the individual patient.  When there is significant skin laxity present, a neck lift may be a better option.  Dr. Levine can gladly meet with you to discuss whether you are a good candidate for neck liposuction.

Procedure* Recovery* Post-Op Care*
Performed in our accredited in-office surgical facility

Go home same day

Sutures removed in 1 week
Surgery time less than an hour Back to work next day Compression garment recommended for 1 week
Local anesthesia Light cardio exercise in 3 days  
  More strenuous exercise in 7-10 days  

Can neck liposuction be combined with other procedures?

Yes.  Neck liposuction is often combined with other facial aesthetic and body contouring procedures, such as facelift, mini facelift, fat grafting, rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation, chin augmentation, and traditional liposuction.  Dr. Levine will discuss with you what procedure or combination of procedures may best suit your specific needs. 

How is neck liposuction performed?

Dr. Levine uses a combination of traditional liposuction and laser liposuction to tighten and shape the neck.  Thin, hollow tubes called cannulas are introduced through tiny incisions in order to remove fat from layers beneath the skin.  The SmartLipo™ laser may be used to destroy fat, which is then gently suctioned from the body.  The heat from the laser will promote collagen remodeling and skin tightening in the months following the procedure.*  Dr. Levine will discuss with you which techniques will best suit your specific needs.

Neck Liposuction Before And After

* Patients individual results may vary.

How can I prepare for neck liposuction?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Levine will examine your neck in order to determine the amount and distribution of fat, as well as the quality of skin elasticity.  He will thoroughly discuss your goals and expectations, including possible risks and the best way to prepare for your surgery.  He will let you know what to expect before, during, and after your procedure, and he will answer any questions that you may have. 

What type of anesthesia will be used?

We recommend local anesthesia for neck liposuction.   

What should I expect during neck liposuction?

Neck liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis in our state-of-the-art, in-office operating suite, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).*  The length of your procedure will depend on many factors, but on average, the procedure usually takes less than an hour.  After your procedure, you will be taken to our warm and caring recovery suite, where our licensed, registered nurse will make sure you are comfortable and assist in your recovery.  You will be able to go home the same day with a friend or family member. 

What can I expect after neck liposuction?

Every surgery is different, and you will receive detailed post-operative instructions for your specific needs.  In general, you may expect to have very mild bruising and swelling for 1 week after your procedure.*  A compression garment should be worn during this time.  At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, our concern for you doesn’t end when you go home.  We’re dedicated to providing ongoing care to ensure a fast, safe, and smooth recovery.  Dr. Levine will see you for post-operative visits, and he and our staff stand ready to answer any questions you may have about your recovery, as well as your overall health and well-being. 

Is there anything I can do before and after my procedure to maximize results?

One of the many wonderful qualities that sets us apart at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC is our ability to use a multidisciplinary approach to optimize results.  With expertise in both plastic surgery and dermatology, Dr. Elie Levine and Dr. Jody Levine work together to help prepare, protect, and treat the skin before, during, and after your procedure.  As one of New York’s leading dermatologists, Dr. Jody Levine will customize a skincare regimen that includes pre-surgical measures to optimize your skin, as well as post-surgical skincare that can help prevent irritation, alleviate bruising and inflammation, and promote faster healing.   Unlike other practices, we include these unique pre- and post-surgery skincare packages as part of your surgical plan.  Our pre-surgery facials and microdermabrasion treatments help prepare your skin for surgery and ensure the best recuperation.  Post-operative packages include lymphatic massage with our skilled medical aesthetician in order to enhance circulation, support healing and improved immunity function, and leave the skin looking radiant and healthy.  With our extensive array of lasers, we are able to provide post-surgical laser treatments to best accelerate your healing.  The Drs. Levine will be happy to discuss with you the best skincare approach for your specific needs. 

How can I find out more about neck liposuction?

Dr. Elie Levine will be happy to meet with you to discuss neck liposuction. Please call our office at 212-988-1800, or make an appointment online for a personal consultation in our New York City offices.