Chin Liposuction

At our NYC practice, the appearance of a double chin is one of the most common complaints we hear from both men and women. Even though there are now nonsurgical procedures designed specifically to reduce submental fat — the fat below the chin responsible for a double chin — Dr. Thomas P. Sterry believes that chin liposuction is the best option in most cases.

If you’re looking in NYC for a plastic surgeon to perform chin or neck liposuction, request a consultation using the online form to meet with board‐certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sterry. Or call our office at  (212) 249-4020 to schedule an appointment.

Neck Liposuction / Chin Liposuction
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Before & After Neck Liposuction / Chin Liposuction  Case 54 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Neck & Chin Liposuction

This is a 40-year-old woman who wanted to reclaim her youthful appearance. Her goal was to look more like her driver's license photograph. I did Smartlipo™ liposuction of the chin and neck at my New York practice, along with some RADIESSE® facial filler in the upper cheeks, for an affordable, minimally invasive treatment th... Read More
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Before & After Neck Liposuction / Chin Liposuction  Case 55 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Neck Liposuction

This 38-year-old woman was well known to my practice. After establishing a nice rapport and accomplishing some good results for her, she became the first person that I ever suggested a procedure to. She simply looked like a great candidate for Smartlipo™ of the neck at my NYC practice. While this is quite uncharacteristic of me, I'm... Read More
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Before & After Neck Liposuction / Chin Liposuction  Case 183 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Neck Liposuction / Chin Liposuction Case #183

This is a male patient who felt as though he was rather fit, but was frustrated by the appearance of his "chubby" neck.  He clearly worked very hard at the gym and was quite physically impressive, so he didn't "deserve" to have the appearance that he did.
I did some Smartlipo liposuction of his neck and a few weeks later it clearly ma... Read More
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Before & After Neck Liposuction / Chin Liposuction  Case 189 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Chin Lipo NYC Case #189

This is a 36 year old woman who asked me to remove her double chin and to enhance her jawline.  She was a "no brainer" from the clinical decision making perspective because it was obvious to me from the start that chin lipo would improve her profile impressively.  However, even I did not realize the impact that Smartlipo would have... Read More
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Before & After Neck Liposuction / Chin Liposuction  Case 192 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Double Chin Removal For Men Case #192

This is a very fit 32 year old man who spends his weekends competing is "Extreme" races.  While he is very lean all over, his double chin never really went away.  He tells me that no matter what his weight, he has always been self conscious about his profile.
I thought it was unfair that he could work so hard to stay in shape and... Read More
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Before & After Buccal Fat Removal Case 225 View #1 View in New York, NY
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V-Line Facial Contouring

V-Line Facial Contouring is performed to improve the profile, jawline, and front view of patients with rounded facial features who want a more sleek appearance.  By combining a series of simple procedures such as in this case:
Neck Liposuction
Microcannula Liposuction of the Cheeks
Insertion of a Chin Implant, and
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Before & After Buccal Fat Removal Case 227 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Chubby Cheek Reduction and Chin Liposuction

This young woman came in originally asking for chin liposuction.  After that procedure went well, she decided that she would like me to reduce the size of what she called her "Chipmunk Cheeks".  That procedure was performed a few months later.  Read More
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Before & After Buccal Fat Removal Case 228 View #1 View in New York, NY
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Chubby Cheek Reduction With Chin Liposuction

This is a 30 year old patient who wanted facial sculpting to create a more refined contour to her profile.  I told her that we had several options and she settled in on Chin Liposuction (some of us call it "neck" liposuction) combined with buccal fat pad removal to improve her contour.
The Buccal Fat pad is removed through the mouth a... Read More
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Sterry uses Smartlipo™ to create a slimmer neck and more prominent chin.

Good Chin Liposuction Candidates

How do you know if chin liposuction is right for you? The development of a double chin is often not associated with weight gain. For many patients, it’s an inherited trait that can only be improved with a cosmetic procedure. Fat also tends to accumulate in the area below the chin as we age. Patients whose neck skin retains most of its elasticity can benefit from liposuction because the skin will shrink to fit the new contours. For men and women concerned about sagging necks, jowls, and fat, Dr. Sterry may recommend combining a facelift or neck lift with liposuction to produce a more youthful appearance. For individuals concerned about “chubby cheeks” or a “baby face”, buccal fat removal may be recommended.

Chin Liposuction vs. KYBELLA®

Men and women often schedule a consultation with Dr. Sterry to discuss the possibility of getting KYBELLA injections to improve the appearance of a double chin. After comparing liposuction with KYBELLA, they generally choose to get lipo.

KYBELLA is approved by the FDA to reduce fat under the chin with a series of treatments involving multiple injections. The active ingredient targets fat cells, which gradually die. It can be an effective treatment for the right patients, but KYBELLA can’t match the more dramatic results produced by neck or chin liposuction. Even though KYBELLA is thought of as a “no‐downtime” treatment, some patients experience significant swelling after the procedure that can last for several days.

Discussing your options with Dr. Sterry is the best way to decide which treatment suits your preferences. Dr. Sterry examines each patient carefully and honestly recommends the procedure he believes will meet the individual’s aesthetic goals. The final decision, of course, is up to the patient.

Read Dr. Sterry’s blog post on KYBELLA vs. chin liposuction to learn more.

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Dr. Thomas P. Sterry

Thomas Sterry, MD, is a board-certified New York City plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He has been president of both the New York State Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition, he sits on the executive council of the New York County Medical Society and has been a delegate to the Medical Society of the State of New York for years. At his inviting, boutique-style practice in Manhattan, he focuses on each patient’s unique needs and aesthetic goals so that he can provide the most attractive and natural-looking outcomes possible.

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Chin liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that typically takes about 45 minutes and requires only a local anesthetic. Dr. Sterry usually performs neck and chin liposuction using Smartlipo laser liposuction, a technique that is ideally suited for smaller areas. He inserts the tiny cannula through a small incision, and the Smartlipo laser melts the fatty tissue before it’s suctioned from the neck. The heat from the laser also helps tighten the skin by stimulating the production of collagen in the treatment area.

Dr. Sterry has his chin liposuction patients wear a special compression garment on the neck to provide consistent pressure and help produce the desired results. The garment should be worn for about 4 days. About 5 days after the procedure, Dr. Sterry removes the stitch used to close the wound where he inserted the cannula and checks on the progress of your recovery.


One of the benefits of Smartlipo is that it typically causes less bruising and swelling than other forms of liposuction. That helps you see the results sooner, and many patients often notice a difference within a few days. As the residual swelling goes away over the next 4 to 6 weeks, the results become even clearer. The men and women who get chin liposuction have more well‐defined jawlines and prominent chins, creating an attractive, angular profile.

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