Neck liposuction

Waterfront Hospital Edinburgh, Scotland

Neck liposuction is a cosmetic procedure aimed at removing excess fat from the neck area and improving the contour of the jawline and chin. Popular for its effectiveness in enhancing the neck’s appearance, this procedure is sought by those looking for a more youthful and defined neck profile.

neck liposuction scotland


Neck Liposuction Scotland

    40-60 minutes
    Few days off work, 4 weeks before strenuous exercise
waiting area warterfront private hospital edinburgh

What the procedure involves

  • Consultation: Understand patient goals and assess the neck area.
  • Anaesthesia: Local (or general anaesthesia) is administered for comfort.
  • Liposuction: Small incisions are made, and a cannula breaks down and removes excess fat.

The procedure can be combined with chin enhancement using fillers or chin implants for patients with weak chins.

Benefits and Expected Outcomes

  • Enhanced Neck Contour: Reduces the appearance of a double chin or “turkey neck”.
  • Youthful Appearance: Results in a more youthful and defined jawline.
  • Minimal Scarring: Incisions are small and strategically placed.
  • Quick Recovery: Most patients resume normal activities within a few days.

Who is an ideal candidate?

Ideal candidates are those with excess neck fat, good skin elasticity, in overall good health, and with realistic expectations about the procedure’s outcomes.

Risks and considerations

  • Swelling and Bruising: Common but temporary.
  • Infection: Minimised through sterile techniques.
  • Irregular Contours: Rare, can be corrected if necessary.
  • Sensory Changes: Temporary numbness or changes in sensation.

Further reading:

  • British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS): Liposuction

Aftercare and recovery

  • Post-Procedure Care: Instructions on care and medication for comfort.
  • Recovery Time: Usually a few days to a week.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Essential for monitoring healing.
Aftercare and recovery

Frequently asked questions on neck liposuction

What is Neck Liposuction?

Neck liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure to remove excess fat from the neck, enhancing its contour and appearance.

Who is an ideal candidate for Neck Liposuction?

Ideal candidates are those with excess neck fat, good skin elasticity, good overall health, and realistic expectations.

How Long Does the Procedure Take?

The procedure typically takes less than one hour, depending on how much fat is removed.

What is the Recovery Time?

Most patients can return to normal activities within a few days, but full recovery might take a few weeks.

Are the Results of Neck Liposuction Permanent?

The fat cells removed during liposuction are permanently eliminated. However, significant weight gain can affect the results.

What Risks are Associated with the procedure?

Risks include swelling, bruising, infection, and changes in skin sensation, but they are generally minimal with proper care and an experienced surgeon.

Can Neck Liposuction Help with a Double Chin?

Yes, neck liposuction is effective in reducing the appearance of a double chin.

Is There Any Scarring from Neck Liposuction?

Scarring is minimal as the incisions are small and strategically placed during the procedure.

How is Neck Liposuction Different from a Neck Lift?

Neck liposuction removes excess fat, while a neck lift addresses sagging skin and muscle.

How much does Neck liposuction in Scotland cost?

Neck liposuction under local anaesthesia starts at around £3500.


Our neck liposuction specialists

Excellent care

Everyone I met at Waterfront Private Hospital was friendly, helpful and thorough, and went the extra mile, including the whole medical and admin teams which were fantastic.
Mr Will Anderson carried out my surgery with great care and professionalism and listened carefully to, and addressed, all of my concerns. Thank you!
I’ve also had excellent communication with Debbie and Janey in emails and phone calls, sometimes over weekends/on days off.
The standard of care has been superb and I would return without hesitation.
My thanks to the whole team.

Dec 2023

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