At the Center for Cosmetic Eyelid & Laser Surgery in Sacramento, our plastic surgeon, Dr. Berris is here to help answer all of your questions about neck and chin liposuction. Neck and chin liposuction is an ideal treatment option for patients who have stubborn fat under their chin or on their neck that won’t go away with diet and exercise alone. Learn how chin and neck liposuction can help increase your self-confidence and make you happier. Read our neck liposuction FAQs to find the answers to all of your plastic surgery questions below.

What is Chin/Neck Liposuction?

Chin and neck liposuction is the removal and reshaping of the fat under your chin or on your neck to give you the appearance of having a leaner, slimmer and more attractive shape to your neck, chin and face.

Does Chin Liposuction Have Another Name?

The proper name for chin liposuction is submental liposuction. Chin liposuction is a misnomer because no fat is removed from the chin itself.

What is the goal of Submental Liposuction?

Some patients carry an unproportionate amount of fat in their necks that make them look more overweight than they are. Some patients also have double chins which can obscure the jawline, making it look like the neck is lost. Submental helps restore the separation of the jaw and neck to improve the appearance. Both men and women commonly undergo submental liposuction.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Neck Liposuction?

Ideal candidates for neck liposuction are those who are thin and at a healthy weight but just carry extra fat under their chin. When a heavier patient undergoes chin liposuction and then loses weight, their chin and neck may look disproportionate later.

Who is not an Ideal Candidate for Liposuction?

Submental liposuction helps remove fat under the chin and in the neck and will not help patients who have loose skin or muscle bands in the neck. Other procedures will need to be done to fix these problems like a facelift or neck lift.

What are the Benefits of Neck Liposuction?

When the fat is removed from under your chin and neck, there’s no question it will make you look younger and healthier.

How Do You Determine if Someone is a Good Candidate?

Dr. Berris will assess if you are a good candidate for neck liposuction during your plastic surgery consultation. He will determine if there is enough excess fat under your chin, whether removing it will actually make you look better, and if there is enough elasticity in your skin for it to bounce back and create a nice contour after the fat has been removed. After answering these questions, he will tell you truthfully if neck liposuction is the right option for you.

Schedule a Neck Liposuction Consultation

If you are unhappy with your double chin or large neck, consider neck or chin liposuction in Sacramento at the Center for Cosmetic Eyelid & Laser Surgery. You can reach us via our online contact form, or by calling 916-929-6707. We look forward to speaking with you.