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Neck Lift Specialist

Koch Facial Plastic Surgery

R. James Koch, M.D.

Facial Plastic Surgeon located in San Mateo, CA

When fat deposits build up under your chin and in your neck, it can affect the overall aesthetic of your face. At Koch Facial Plastic Surgery in San Mateo, California, skilled surgeon R. James Koch, MD, offers in-office neck lift procedures to remove excess fat and slim down your neckline so you can look naturally younger. Dr. Koch customizes your treatment plan and can also perform other neck-contouring procedures to enhance your overall results. Call Koch Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a neck liposuction consultation or book one online today.

Neck Lift Q & A

What is a neck lift?

Neck lift is a minimally invasive procedure to remove excess fat deposits from the neck. This treatment improves the natural contours of your neck and addresses the effects of aging and weight loss.

Dr. Koch offers neck liposuction as a standalone procedure. He can also perform an in-office neck lift, a surgical procedure to improve the visible signs of aging in your neck, such as loose, sagging, and wrinkled skin.

In addition to fat removal and skin tightening, Dr. Koch can perform a submentoplasty procedure to remove excess loose skin and reduce the appearance of your neck cords (platysmal bands) during a platysmaplasty.

What happens during neck liposuction?

The goal of neck liposuction is to eliminate fat deposits in your neck and under your chin to give your neckline a more refined, nicely contoured appearance.

During neck liposuction, Dr. Koch makes several small incisions beneath your chin or behind your ears to access excess neck fat. He inserts a small cannula to remove excess fat and resculpt the remaining fat to improve the natural contours of your neck and chin.

If you’re having additional surgeries to improve the appearance of your neck, Dr. Koch will focus on removing excess tissue while ensuring natural-looking results.

How long does it take to recover from neck liposuction?

Because Dr. Koch only needs to make small incisions to remove neck fat, you can expect to heal faster and with fewer complications than you might experience with more invasive surgery.

Immediately following in-office neck liposuction, you will need to wear a supportive chin strap for several days to help you heal properly. You can get back to most of your usual activities within a week after your procedure. Dr. Koch can determine when it’s safe to resume strenuous exercise and heavy lifting based on your healing process.

It’s common to have bruising and swelling in the treatment area, which will resolve on its own within a week or two of your procedure. As these issues go away, the results of your neck liposuction will become more noticeable. Your neckline will look slimmer, and your overall appearance will look younger and refreshed.

In some cases, the skin of the neck becomes tighter after liposuction, further enhancing your results.

To find out if you’re a candidate for neck liposuction or another neck-enhancing procedure, call Koch Facial Plastic Surgery or schedule a consultation online today.