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Neck Liposuction (submental liposuction) city, state

For some people, being in great shape and eating right still can’t get rid of the extra fullness in the neck and chin (submental area). This “double chin” can be related to many issues, including the bone structure or alignment of the teeth, but is most often familial or genetic. This issue can appear throughout life, including in patients as young as their late 20’s. Many people will be frustrated by the appearance of extra fat in the chin region – and subsequently realize that their parents, brothers, or sisters have the exact same problem!

Luckily, Dr. Ransom offers a variety of approaches that are specifically designed to treat the neck and chin areas. In younger patients or those with good elasticity and bone structure, neck liposculpting (cervicofacial liposuction) is an excellent choice. Neck liposculpting is a minor surgical procedure which can be performed with local anesthesia or minimal sedation, depending on patient preference. Tiny incisions (the size of a straw) hidden behind the earlobes and in a crease under the chin are made, and a small liposuction cannula is then used to remove excess fatty tissue from the anterior neck, without disrupting the delicate overlying neck skin.

For older patients, the effects of the constant force of gravity coupled with changes in the skin and adipose (fat) tissues may demand a different, more global approach. In some, however, the majority of the signs of aging occur at the jawline, under the chin (submental area), or in the neck region – leaving the upper face looking younger and more vibrant than the neck. These patients may seek rejuvenation of the neck region alone, and depending on the specific anatomical details, may choose to undergo liposculpting (neck liposuction) or a neck lift – rather than a full facelift.

Liposculpting can be easily combined with other aesthetic procedures, such as chin augmentation. After the procedure, the neck will appear mildly swollen and red. A soft cotton dressing is used to wrap the area for about 24 hours, after which a light bandage is applied. Some bruising will occur, but pain is limited. Patients are generally able to return to work in a few days. For more information about neck liposculpting (liposuction), please contact Dr. Ransom or schedule your consultation today!

Who is a candidate?

Anyone with extra adipose tissue in the upper neck and the area under the chin can benefit from neck liposculpting. This procedure is most effective when the overall skin tone is good and there is minimal skin excess. When used as a primary treatment, neck liposculpting is generally performed on younger patients; for older patients, it is often used as an adjunct to other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift or midface lift. Neck liposuction (liposculpting) is a minimally invasive procedure with minimal down time, and is often combined with placement of a chin implant to enhance the jawline and the neck contour. Non-surgical options are also available and may be more appropriate in some cases; these include ThermiTight, InfiniRF, and Kybella injection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What can I expect after my procedure?
Answer: The first night after surgery, you will wear a soft cotton bandage. This provides necessary support and reduces the overall bruising and swelling. After this initial dressing is removed, a supportive wrap may be used. Some mild bruising and swelling will occur immediately after the surgery, but this will begin to resolve around the third day. For most patients, a few days off of work is sufficient. Pain is very minimal, and any significant increase in pain or swelling should be reported immediately. Dr. Ransom works closely with you throughout the postoperative period, making sure that you are making progress toward an excellent result. Further details can be discussed with Dr. Ransom during your confidential consultation.

Please note that all patients are different and individual healing times and results may vary. The statements regarding procedures and recovery made here are general rules.

Our Patient Reviews

San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery

5 / 5.0

Based on 23 reviews

Christina G.

I had several nasal/sinus issues including a severely deviated septum and a dorsal hump, which I wasn't crazy about. Dr Ransom did both the medical and aesthetic parts of my surgery and he did a wonderful job! While I did have some swelling, I didn't experience much bruising at all. I loved that he left the natural look of my nose just making small corrections. My breathing has GREATLY improved. His office staff was super helpful in scheduling and making sure payment and everything was very clear. I am very, very, very pleased with my results!!

Tk I.

I had a terrible surf accident in Bali and needed to get 50 stitches to repair what the reef did to my face. I had emergency cosmetic surgery in Bali the day of the accident. Immediately when i got back to the states i was introduced to Dr Ransom through some mutual friends. I was searching for the best cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco to help in my recovery. He and his team have been amazing! he helped establish a plan for my post-op wound care/treatment and administered some initial laser treatments. Dr Ransom and his team are extremely knowledgeable and very patient / helpful. I am very grateful for their help and support. I am finally looking normal again!

Joey B.

I had three issues with my nose - which inhibited my breathing: 1- broken nose, 2 - narrow nostrils that collapsed when I inhaled through my nose, 3 - deviated septum. When I was living in New York, I went to see a doctor about my breathing issues, and he said my skin was too thin and there was likely nothing he could do to rectify the problem. Dr. Ransom was recommended by an ENT I saw through One Medical. As soon as he saw him, he said he could easily fix my nose, and remove the bump that had formed from the trauma. His confidence and strong sense of self immediately put me at ease, and I had little doubt that he could accomplish exactly what he promised. He showed me a modified picture of my nose , and really liked what he proposed. The end result very closely matched what he promised. Not only can I now breath much more easily through my nose, it looks much better. He managed to make it look like an improved version of itself, however I still look like me, and unless I tell anyone I had it done, it's not overly noticeable, which I prefer. I'm pretty vain and very critical, and I can say that Dr. Ransom is great, and comes highly recommended.

Edward T.

Doctor Evan Ransom took my surgery on relatively short order and did a wonderful job. He is very talented and has a nice friendly professional support staff. I can not thank him enough, he was calm, caring, professional and interested in the follow results of his work . He seemed to bring a certain artistry to the profession.

Lisa C.

Dr. Ransom is a talented physician. He is knowledgeable, professional and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable during your treatments. He has been blessed with an artistic eye which brings wonderful results. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom and would refer all of my friends and family members to choose him as their physician.

Cheryl H.

Dr Ransom is very kind, honest, and conscience doctor. I was referred by my best friend, she is also Doctor Ransom patient. She has so much good things said about Doctor Ransom. So I had a face lift done by Doctor Ransom on July 2015. He did a wonderful job on my face and I have a lot of compliments on my face. So if anyone want to get their face done. I would highly recommended Doctor Ransom to you. I give Doctor Ransom a five stars.

Jill P.

I have currently been getting botox regularly with Dr. Ransom and he does a fantastic job. My previous doctor's office moved to another location where it was no longer convenient. I didn't realize what I was missing until I went to Dr. Ransom. I felt really comfortable, but most important he did a terrific job blowing my previous doctor out of the park. (Sometimes it's good switch it up a bit to make sure you are getting the best treatment.) On top of that, Dee the office manager is an incredible asset to the office. She personalizes your visit and relationship with the office to an extent I have never experienced before. I even get follow up calls to see how I am doing after a treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom for his great work, and his team's impeccable customer service.

Arielle C.

Dr. Ransom and Dee are the BEST! Whether it's aesthetic or reconstructive, I'd trust him over and over again with my face.