Neck Contouring

Procedure Snapshot

Neck contouring can address excess fat or loose, sagging skin & muscles on the neck, adding definition to facial features and helping you look younger, fitter, or even as though you have lost weight.

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  • Most men return to normal activity 3 to 4 days after neck liposuction and 10 to 14 days after a neck lift.

Quick Facts

  • Neck liposuction removes excess fat to help reduce a double chin**
  • A cervicoplasty, or neck lift, reduces excess, hanging skin to help reduce jowling
  • Chin augmentation can be paired with neck contouring to refine the results**
  • Scars are typically very small and hidden behind the ears or underneath the chin
  • 5,020 men had neck lift surgery in 2019***

**Results may vary

***Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society data

Neck Contouring
 Before & After Photos

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Neck Contouring Case 950 Before & After View #5 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Computer Imaging for Neck Contouring
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Case #950

This 38-year-old patient, referred by a friend to Dr. Parker, requested a reduction of the fullness of his neck. At the initial consultation, Dr. Parker discussed treatment options including a more as well as less aggressive approach. The patient opted for the less aggressive treatment which Dr. Parker subsequently performed with SAFE liposuc... Read More
Neck Contouring Case 1325 Before & After Left Side | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #1325

This 64 year old asked Dr. Parker to improve upon his excess upper eyelid skin, lower eyelid puffiness and long standing fullness in his neck. Dr. Parker discussed options with the patient at his consultation and they agreed upon the following plan: an upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty as well as a neck lift. At surgery, Dr. Parker perfor... Read More
Neck Contouring Case 215 Before & After View #2 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #215

This 45 year old, referred by a friend to Dr. Parker, has been bothered by the fullness of his neck for the past 10-15 years. His weight has been stable. Using SAFE liposuction, Dr. Parker removed 50 cc of fat from the patient’s neck. Postoperatively, he had no pain with minimal swelling and bruising. As anticipated by Dr. Parker, the patient... Read More
Neck Contouring Case 946 Before & After View #5 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #946

This 35-year-old patient requested improved neck contour. Dr. Parker explained during his initial consultation, because he had good skin  tone, liposuction alone could be performed. Subsequently, Dr. Parker performed SAFE liposuction of the pateint’s neck under local anesthesia. The patient enjoyed a prompt recovery and is very pleased w... Read More
Neck Contouring Case 954 Before & After View #5 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #954

This 38 year old patient was bothered by his heavy neck. Under local anesthesia, Dr. Parker performed SAFE neck liposuction. The patient recovered quickly and is happy with the improved appearance of his neck.
Neck Contouring Case 232 Before & After View #2 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #232

This 46 year old patient was increasingly bothered by the fullness of his neck which he said has worsened in recent years. Dr. Parker explained during the patient’s consultation, because he had good skin tone, liposuction alone of the neck could be performed. Under local anesthesia, SAFE liposuction was subsequently performed by Dr. Parker. T... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Parker Center for Plastic Surgery

If you feel you that your neck has become a problem area, neck contouring may be a great method for you to get back to looking and feeling your best.  At your consultation, Dr. Parker will discuss surgical options such as liposuction or cervicoplasty with you.

Dr. Paul Parker

Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Known for his surgical talent and caring personality, Dr. Parker has been serving the community for over 35 years. He has dedicated his practice to the education, safety, and comfort of his patients—making each one feel as important as family.

The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society
The Aesthetic Society; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; The Rhinoplasty Society

Neck Liposuction

Patients who have good skin elasticity but excessive fat in the neck are often good candidates for liposuction. Once the fat is removed, the neck appears tighter and younger looking.

Neck Liposuction Surgery

  • The procedure works by making a three- to four-millimeter incision under the chin and behind each earlobe.
  • The area to be sculpted is then infiltrated with our “super wet” solution.
  • VASER ultrasonic liposelection is then performed in about 30 minutes time, usually with light intravenous sedation.

Liposelection is a better alternative than traditional liposuction because it allows for a smaller area to be precisely targeted. The end result is often better than traditional liposuction. Plastic surgeons like Dr. Parker have to be specially trained to use this advanced technology. By using liposelection by VASER, patients can achieve the look they want, with a minimally invasive surgery.

Recovery From Neck Liposuction

The recovery from neck liposuction is virtually painless. Swelling and discoloration usually subside within seven to 10 days, and the few sutures required will dissolve on their own. You can generally return to normal activities within three to four days, and can resume exercise in 10 to 14 days.

Before & After: Neck Liposuction

Chin Augmentation for Men Before and After

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Neck Lift Surgery: Cervicoplasty

Patients who have extra fat in the neck area and loose or excessive neck skin will require more than liposuction to get the look they desire. The procedure that needs to be done in these cases is called a cervicoplasty, platysmaplasty, neck lift, or lower facelift.

Neck Lift Surgery

  • Cervicoplasty can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with a facelift
  • Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is employed
  • A cervicoplasty involves limited incisions beneath the chin and behind the ears to remove loose skin and fat
  • During the procedure Dr. Parker will also tighten the underlying platysma muscle to ensure the area will remain firm and smooth
  • The time for surgery ranges from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on the extent of skin laxity

The results* of this surgery can be stunning. The change not only enhances the facial profile but also creates a more youthful appearance. It is a great solution for those with excess skin, droopy skin or those who want a tighter, firmer look.

Neck Lift Recovery

Depending on the extent of your procedure (i.e., whether or not you also had a full facelift), you may be able to go home after surgery or you may need monitoring overnight either in our aftercare facility or at home with a private duty nurse. Stitches are removed within one week of surgery. There is a feeling of “tightness” under the neck initially, but that will subside during the healing process. Swelling and discoloration subside within 10 to 14 days and you may return to all normal activities after two weeks

Before & After: Neck Lift

Side view of male patient before and after neck contouring

Combining Procedures for Enhanced Results*

When it comes to our facial appearance, our features work together to create balance and proportion. Combining procedures can often achieve an attractive balance more effectively than one procedure alone. Neck contouring is frequently combined with a faceliftrhinoplasty, or chin augmentation.

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About Your Procedure

Our cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.

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Our Rapid Recovery Program

Most of our patients lead active lives and are anxious to return to their activities as soon as possible after surgery. With that in mind, we have tailored our surgical procedures, anesthesia, and medications, and developed our Rapid Recovery peri-operative program to optimize the recovery process. During both your consultation with Dr. Parker and in your pre-op education visit with our Nurse Educator, your anticipated recovery will be discussed in detail.

*Results may vary

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