At any age or weight, excess fat deposits can cause the appearance of a “double chin” or poorly-defined jawline. This is especially true for patients as they age, but can also occur in younger patients due to genetics. Several options may be available to resolve this issue and create a more flattering jawline and neck, including liposuction. For Detroit-area patients, Dr. Rifai offers neck liposuction with sculpted and natural-looking results. Patients can turn to Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery for their best neck contouring options, including neck liposuction.
Neck liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure in which excess fat is permanently removed from the neck and below the chin by suctioning it away. This is typically done to reduce the appearance of a double chin or to resolve visible signs of aging. Neck liposuction is commonly performed alongside other procedures including a neck lift or facelift to address signs of aging in multiple areas for a more cohesive result. The procedure is also sometimes recommended as an alternative to Kybella, an injectable treatment which reduces fat below the chin. During a consultation, Dr. Rifai will review all of your options and recommend the best treatment for your needs and goals.
Neck liposuction may be completed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The procedure is performed by first making a small incision in the lower jaw. Through this incision, a thin tube known as a cannula is inserted. The cannula is used to break apart fat before suctioning it away. Dr. Rifai takes care to strategically remove fat for a sculpted appearance. After removing an adequate amount of fat to reach your goal results, the incisons are closed using sutures.
Most patients who have excess deposits of fat below the chin or at the neck with good skin elasticity are good candidates for neck liposuction. Those who have poor skin elasticity may be better suited to options such as a neck lift. It is important to note that neck liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, and that patients should be at a healthy and stable weight before undergoing the procedure. Dr. Rifai will review your health history and determine whether you are a safe candidate for the surgery.
A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.Meet Dr. Rifai
After neck liposuction, patients recover relatively quickly. Common symptoms include swelling, bruising, and redness. Patients typically experience only minimal discomfort after their procedure. Dr. Rifai may prescribe pain medications or instruct you to use cold compresses to minimize swelling and bruising. Neck liposuction patients typically require a week or less of downtime before returning to normal routines such including work or school. Additional downtime from strenuous activity such as exercise may be recommended.
What Our Patients Say
“I had a wonderful experience at BCS from start to finish. Dr. Rifai did my surgery and he made sure to address every question or concern that I had. It is so nice to find a Surgeon who takes his time and makes you feel safe and sure about the whole process and an office that is so welcoming by every single staff member each time I am there. I love Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery and look forward to future appointments with Dr Rifai and his staff.”
“I had 2 surgeries with Dr rafai (December 2022 and March 2023) both went very smoothly and both he and his staff were available and able to answer questions I had throughout my recovery. I’m happy with the results and will use Dr rafai again if I decide to proceed with future surgeries. (I previously had bariatric surgery and have a lot of excess skin but chose to only address my torso/abdomen at this time.)”
“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”
To learn more about neck liposuction or other options, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rouchdi Rifai. Call Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery at (248) 723-9370 or contact us online to set up your appointment.