Neck & Chin Liposuction

Dr. Wheeler might recommend liposuction to remove fatty deposits from the jowls, neck or cheeks. He’ll explain to you that liposuction is more than just “sucking out the fat.”

Specific surgical techniques

To tighten the cheeks and neck, Dr. Wheeler makes his incisions in the folds behind your ears to keep them virtually invisible. He raises the skin and tightens the connective tissue just beneath it with subcutaneous sutures. The result is a more natural appearance and less tension on the skin incisions. Then liposuction is used to remove the excess fat. If tightening the muscles or removing skin from the front of the neck is required, Dr. Wheeler might make an incision under the chin. The incisions are closed with fine sutures to minimize scarring.

After the surgery

Dr. Wheeler will discuss with you the regimen you should follow after the surgery. He will also discuss the possibil