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Upper Body and Facial Contouring Description

Though liposuction was originally designed for body contouring, it may also improve the ‘jowl-like’ appearance associated with fatty deposits in the neck, cheeks, and chin. Liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with a facelift, eyelift, and/or browlift and often is complemented by chin and/or cheek implants to provide increased definition and improve facial contouring.

For more information, see our Questions About Liposuction Page.


Liposuction permanently removes fat cells by using a small device called a cannula that is attached to a suction pump. The cannula is inserted into small incisions placed in subtle spots on the neck/face or sometimes inside the mouth enabling the removal of excess fatty tissue reveals a more sculptured and contoured face. Fat cells are removed and the incisions are closed with a few fine stitches.

Post-surgery Expectations

Patients will be provided with detailed instruction for post-operative care at the time of surgery. Liposuction is slightly invasive and will cause some swelling and discomfort that may be alleviated with cold compresses and mild pain medication. The patient will be instructed to wear a snug elastic dressing for a few days following the procedure, and possibly at night for a few weeks.

Liposuction for the Face and Neck

If you are tired of living with a double chin that you can’t seem to get rid of, it may be time to try liposuction. Neck liposuction can remove fat from under the chin and provide a more defined look to your jaw and neck area. Facial liposuction can remove unwanted fatty tissue from the face.

Excess fat is likely to accumulate in several areas of the face, especially the cheeks. Through liposuction, the fat can be removed to give slimmer and more defined contours to your face. Once the fat is removed, the doctor may also tighten loose skin if required.

Liposuction is done using local anesthesia. The procedure for face or neck liposuction isn’t time-consuming; it usually requires only an hour or two to complete the surgery. During this procedure, excess fatty tissues are removed with the help of medical suction.

Recovery from face or neck liposuction doesn’t take long, since the procedure only involves small incisions and minor removal of tissue. After the surgery, you may need to wear a compression garment to support the tissues and help the post-surgical swelling ameliorate.

You may be required to rest for a day or two, and you can likely resume your normal routine within four to five days. Swelling and bruising should subside in a few days.


Because of fat deposits in the neck and cheeks, a person can look overweight and aged even when they have a slim body structure. If you can’t get rid of fat through natural means, liposuction is the most effective way to do so. Liposuction is extremely beneficial for those who have chubbiness on the face or a double chin due to hereditary reasons.

When you get liposuction on your neck or face, it creates natural-looking results. While some facial procedures can create a “worked-on” appearance, facial liposuction won’t make it look like you have had any work done.

The results of face and neck liposuction are long-lasting. Liposuction targets and removes the cells that store fat. Without these fat cells, your face typically will not become chubbier again. Your doctor will not remove all fat cells from the target areas, as some need to remain in order to maintain natural facial volume and fullness. If you maintain a proper diet and exercise routine, you’ll be able to enjoy your results for years to come.

Keep in mind that liposuction does not remove wrinkles or aging signs. It is also not to be used as a method of weight loss. Instead, liposuction strictly removes areas of excess fat from the face and body to contour them.

In Atlanta, Georgia you’ll find Facial Contouring and Liposuction precision at the offices of Dr. Kun Kim, Cosmetic and Facial Plastic Surgeon.

Dr. Kim is committed to combining your goals and realistic expectations with his skilled expertise for a safe and positive outcome. For more information about liposuction or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, please contact our office @ (770) 458-4255.