Attempting to eliminate lower face and neck fat through diet and exercise alone is often a very frustrating endeavor, which is why liposuction surgery of the lower face and neck is an effective and rewarding option for many patients. Facial and neck liposuction can produce very dramatic effects in the aging face or in younger patients with fat deposits. 





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As many people can attest, it is not easy to lose weight in your face. The chin and jaw areas are notoriously resistant to the effects of diet and exercise. Liposuction can create subtle improvements to these spots that result in a more slender facial profile.

The best way to determine if facial liposuction is for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Givens who has extensive amount of experience performing facial liposuction and/or other facial rejuvenation procedures. He will examine your facial anatomy and engage you in a candid discussion of your aesthetic goals and expectations.

When performed in a localized area with a relatively small amount of fatty tissue, such as the chin and neck areas, liposuction is usually performed with local, or tumescent, anesthesia and conscious sedation. However, if neck liposuction is being combined with a face or neck lift, general anesthesia is typically recommended.

Small incisions are hidden under the chin or behind the ears, and a thin suction tube called a cannula is inserted to remove the fat from your neck. The incisions are not stitched closed to allow for elimination of remaining anesthetic fluid after the procedure. Scarring from the incisions is minimal and rarely noticeable.


Who is the best candidate for liposuction on the face or neck?

The best candidates for neck liposuction are normal-weight people with firm, elastic skin who have pockets of excess fat. You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations. Your age is not a major consideration; however, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin.

What is the recovery like for face and neck liposuction?

Recovering from neck liposuction does not take long, as the procedure is minimally invasive. Within a few days, most patients resume normal daily activities, such as work and school, and light exercise may be resumed about a week after surgery. However, it may take up to six months or more to heal completely and see your final results. If neck liposuction is combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures, recovery and down time may be increased.

What is facial liposuction recovery like?

Your facial liposuction recovery process depends on whether or not you have other procedures performed at the same time. If facial liposuction is performed on its own, recovery is more straightforward. Expect some mild pain and discomfort, which can be controlled with OTC or prescription painkillers. Some swelling and bruising is also common. Wearing a compression garment for several weeks can help reduce any swelling.

What is face and neck liposuction?

Facial liposuction has become a common cosmetic procedure, either on its own or in conjunction with facelift or other facial procedures. It consists of the removal of unwanted fatty tissue with a cannula and vacuum device promoting and improving facial shape like jaw line or even using laser lipolysis approach.

What are the results of lipostion on the face and neck?

The procedure achieves good results in patients with excess fat along the jowl and in the neck, good skin elasticity, and minimal platysmal banding.

What is the difference between a neck lift and neck liposuction?

A neck lift procedure involves a small incision behind each ear. In some cases, a third incision under the chin is required. Neck muscles and underlying tissues are tightened and any excess sagging skin is removed through these incisions. In liposuction of the neck, a small tube is inserted through incisions either behind the ears or beneath the chin. Excess fat is then removed, leaving a sculpted, more contoured chin and neck.


With the use of dermal fillers, we can immediately smooth out unwanted lines; add definition to lips, cheeks, or jaw lines; and even fill in certain acne scars with little-to-no down time.

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Dr. Givens with Faces Medspa in Dubuque has helped thousands of patients enjoy natural-looking results tailored with their specific goals in mind.

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