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SmartlipoTM offers patients a wide array of benefits, including a short recovery period and a gentle, minimally invasive procedure. One of the other benefits is the procedure’s versatility.

Unlike many other liposuction techniques, laser liposuction can be used on various areas of the body that could not be treated with older methods. One great application is the neck, an area that can sag, loosen up, and store fat with age.

Here’s what you need to know about getting a younger looking, tighter neck with Smartlipo.

Why is Neck Liposuction the Ideal Treatment?

People often gain weight unevenly, and in unusual areas, such as the neck. People who are self-conscious about their neck area are often concerned by a “double chin” or extra pockets of fat on the neck that will not go away, despite diet and exercise.

Neck fat is often extremely stubborn and can make other weight loss success seem diminished, as this area is very prominent and visible.

Liposuction of the neck, chin, and jowl area can often make the patient look younger, or, in the case of young patients with a genetic predisposition to fat in the area, look more in proportion with their actual body weight.

How Laser Liposuction Works

Smartlipo is a gentle, minimally invasive laser technique that uses only tiny incisions to access unwanted fat. Through these incisions, the fat is gently melted using a laser fiber, then suctioned out with a small tube known as a cannula.

Only local anesthesia is required, and the technique minimizes side effects such as bruising, bleeding, and swelling. Laser lipo has the added benefit of helping to tighten the skin due to the heat of the laser–a huge boon to neck liposuction patients coping with sagging skin that comes with aging.


Smartlipo recovery is very short (just a few days) in comparison to traditional liposuction techniques. It can take several days to a week for the patient to start feeling normal again.

In the case of neck liposuction, the patient may want to spend a few more days recuperating than patients that get the tummy, thighs, or hips treated, as it is more difficult to hide residual bruising and swelling in the neck and facial areas.

Choose an Experienced Liposuction Surgeon

Liposuction on such a delicate area of the body requires special expertise from a talented cosmetic or plastic surgeon. If you are self-conscious about excess fat in the neck area, then visit our New York City or Long Island locations and meet with our laser liposuction surgeons in NY.

We offer these procedures at our AAAHC accredited surgical facility, and our doctors have helped hundreds of patients get great results from Smartlipo.

Call today to schedule your free consultation at (631) 499-1831 or (212) 206-0023.




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