Will Neck Liposuction Tighten Saggy Neck Skin?

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


Over time and with individual life experiences, some men and women develop loose neck skin and excess fat under the chin. These concerns can be incredibly frustrating, as diet and exercise often do little to help. Fortunately, plastic surgery offers several options for addressing extra skin, fat, and wrinkles on the neck. These neck procedures can produce a smoother and more youthful neckline that patients can feel confident about. The internationally recognized team at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, led by award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen, takes great pride in performing the most cutting-edge treatments and procedures to address unwanted neck fat and sagging skin. Learn more about two of the most popular procedures – neck liposuction and neck lift – and discover which one may be most beneficial for you.

What causes the neck to sag?

As we age, our skin naturally loses some elasticity, resulting in lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. This is due to a breakdown of collagen and elastin fibers and a decline in the body’s overall collagen production. Also, loose skin can be caused or exacerbated by:

  • Genetics
  • Sun damage
  • Smoking
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Aging

How can you tighten loose neck skin?

For patients with sagging neck skin, also known as a turkey neck, neck lift surgery is often the most effective solution for achieving a natural, slim neckline with long-lasting results. During neck lift surgery in Beverly Hills, usually a 1-2 hour outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia, Dr. Katzen will remove loose neck skin, tighten the underlying muscles and other structures, and pull the remaining skin taut to produce a smooth, gorgeous new contour.

What is the difference between neck liposuction and a neck lift?

Many patients with a saggy neck wonder whether neck lipo will tighten loose neck skin. While it can certainly produce stunning results, neck liposuction is typically reserved for patients with stubborn pockets of fat under their chin and in various areas of the neck. Neck liposuction can be beneficial for patients who want to enhance their neckline by removing a small amount of excess fat, and men and women with a significant amount of stubborn fat in the neck due to weight fluctuation, genetics, aging, hormones, or an underlying condition. Depending on the severity of your concerns, your skin tone, and other factors, Dr. Katzen will likely recommend one of the following neck liposuction methods:

  • Traditional neck lipo: involves the use of a handheld cannula to suction fat from the neck while the patient is under general anesthesia.

  • Ultrasound neck lipo: uses ultrasound waves to break up the fat cells before they are removed.

Can I get neck lipo and a neck lift at the same time?

Yes! Many patients can benefit from a combination of neck liposuction and neck lift surgery to remove fat and tighten the skin. Performing neck liposuction alone may make saggy skin worse, particularly in older patients or those with poor skin elasticity. During your initial consultation for neck surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Katzen will thoroughly examine your areas of concern and determine whether neck liposuction, neck lift, or another procedure may be most appropriate for your needs and goals.

Trim and tighten your neck for a sexy new look with a neck lift or lipo in Beverly Hills, CA

If you are tired of hiding your saggy neck skin and double chin underneath turtlenecks and scarves, comsetic plastic neck surgery may be the life-changing solution you have been seeking. To learn more about the astounding enhancements possible with neck liposuction and neck lift surgery in Beverly Hills, and to find out which procedure may be right for you, call the knowledgeable team at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills to schedule your one-on-one consultation or virtual appointment with internationally renowned plastic surgeon and body contouring expert Dr. Timothy Katzen today!

Call TODAY to schedule a consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Katzen has offices in Beverly Hills, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Dubai. Physical or virtual consultations can be arranged. Virtual consultation options include FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, and WhatsApp. Call TODAY at (310) 859 - 7770 to schedule your FREE consultation to achieve the neck of your dreams.


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.