Facial and Neck Liposuction

When you look in the mirror, do you notice extra fat around your chin, neck or jowls? Do you notice loose skin hanging between your jawline and neck? These problems are due to the skin and muscles of your neck and jawline loosening as you age. Even with weight loss these problems may not improve.

Olympic Dermatology and Laser Clinic can help you. Dr. Brazil is a board certified dermatologist and dermasurgeon with experience and extensive training in the field of facial rejuvenation. He has found that often the best solution to this problem is not a surgical neck lift, but to perform liposuction of the offending fat cells. By removing these fat deposits, the overlying skin contracts against the underlying musculature, and normal jawline and neck contours are restored.

The liposuction procedure is performed in our clinic after a careful exam and consultation. Liposuction surgery involves tumescent anesthesia, which means a large volume of dilute anesthetic is used to provide a safe operating field and provide complete patient comfort. A tube called a cannula is introduced into the neck or jowl area through tiny hidden incisions, which heals with little scarring. Suction is applied with either a syringe or pump and the offending fat cells are removed. Once removed, fat cells cannot regenerate.

Before Liposuction Surgery After Liposuction Surgery
Photo before liposuction Photo after liposuction surgery

This may not represent all outcomes of this procedure.

Healing is quick and normal activities can be quickly resumed. Some swelling, tenderness and bruising are expected but are rarely significant. The liposuction surgery results are usually dramatic, with tighter and more naturally contoured neck and jawline skin continuously improving for up to 6 months.

For patients with significantly loose neck muscles, a plication, or tightening, of these muscles is performed on the day of your liposuction.

For additional information, contact Olympic Dermatology and Laser Clinic at 360-459-1700 to explore this option for a younger and tighter appearing face and neck. We are the leading dermatology center serving Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, DuPont, Steilacoom, Centralia, Chehalis, Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Shelton and the South Sound region.