Visit us in Chevy Chase, Tyson's Area/McLean or Gainesville:
5454 Wisconsin Ave, #1710 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300 McLean, VA 22102

7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100, Gainesville, VA 20155
(With Katie Williar, P.A)

(703) 543-9252 | (301) 244-0148

Chin and Neck Liposuction

Liposuction of the Neck and Chin Area: an Introduction

Chin, Neck and Jowl laser Liposuction is a very popular procedure to address a “Double chin” in younger patients.  Often patients have fullness in the chin that makes them appear as if they have excess weight on, even when they they are not overwieght.  See below picture for example of neck fullness that can be improved with laser liposuction.  Or click here to see before and after pictures.


Before                                      After



Other patients don’t have fullness that is obvious, but have a lack of a cervicomental angle.  In these patients, manipulation of the fat layer is a good strategy to create the appearance of a cervicomental angle when it is absent (see below).



Before                                     After


In either case, laser liposuction can be a successful strategy in addressing the patient’s concern.  The ideal candidate has good skin quality and fullness that can be sculpted.  Dr. Khalifeh will usually recommend laser liposuction, as this is a small area that does not require full anesthesia.  With laser liposuction, the skin tightening will be also enhanced.

How Smartlipo of the Chin is Performed:

The procedure takes approximately 1 hour to perform.

The steps involved are:

Step 1: You will take valium (optional) to help relax and an antibiotic

Step 2: The skin is cleaned with an antiseptic

Step 3: With a very small needle, the skin is numbed at three sites for the incisions (click on the link below to see where these incisions are).  With another needle. 2-3 millimeter incisions are made

Step 4: The tumescent solution is infused into the neck for numbing and control of bruising.

Step 5: The laser is used to melt the fat and help tighten the skin.

Step 6: A small cervicofacial liposuction cannuli is used to remove the fat

Step 7: The neck and face is wrapped with a compression garment and the recovery process begins


Alternatives to laser liposuction of the neck:

If you are older and have a lot of skin laxity, Dr. Khalifeh may recommend you consider a minifacelift or neck lift.

A new treatment for the neck/face area that may help with skin tightening/jowling without any surgery is Ultherapy’


Related pages and frequently asked questions:

Click here to see pictures of incisions of neck liposuction

what are the risks of liposuction of the chin, neck, and jowl area?

what is the recovery process like?

What are the scars from the procedure like?  (Below some pictures of the healed incisions from neck laser liposuction at six months after the procedure).

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Office location:

Chevy Chase
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
suite 1710
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Tyson's Corner (McLean, VA)
7601 Lewinsville Rd, #300
McLean, VA 22102
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Gainesville (With Katie Williar, P.A)
7500 Iron Bar Lane, #100,
Gainesville, VA 20155
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Phone: (703) 543-9252
(301) 244-0148

Fax: (866) 206-6747

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