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Facial cosmetic procedures and treatments in Melbourne

Chin & neck liposuction in Melbourne

Chin liposuction and neck liposuction can successfully remove fat from around the neck area. Often, only a small amount of fat needs to be removed, but the results can make a significant difference to the patient’s appearance.

Female cosmetic physician Dr Feldman regularly performs chin and neck liposuction in her registered day procedure centre in South Yarra (near Toorak, Prahran, Windsor and Richmond).


South Yarra Day Surgery


2- 3 days


Mild sedation & local anaesthetic


3 weeks


1 hour


4-6 months

This information has been medically reviewed by Melbourne-trained cosmetic physician Dr Joni Feldman, M.B.B.S (MELB), F.F.M.A.C.C.S. Read more about Dr Feldman here >

Chin & neck liposuction: before & after photos

Before Chin and neck liposuction - Dr Joni Feldman - Melbourne
After Chin and Neck liposuction - Dr Joni Feldman - Melbourne
Before neck and jawline liposuction - Dr Joni Feldman - Melbourne
After Chin and neck liposuction - Dr Joni Feldman - Melbourne
Before jawline - neck liposuction - Dr Joni Feldman - Melbourne
After Chin and neck liposuction - Dr Joni Feldman - Melbourne
Before Chin and neck liposuction - Dr Joni Feldman in Melbourne
After Chin jaw and neck liposuction - Dr Joni Feldman - Melbourne

The ‘before and after’ photographs on Dr Joni Feldman’s website illustrate examples of the types of procedures Dr Feldman provides, along with the results received. Results may vary, depending on the individual. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Read more about surgical risks here. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Chin liposuction

Fatty deposits under the chin are usually genetic. Certain facial bone structures can also make it easier for a fleshy ‘double chin’ to appear. Those with small or receding chins have less of a bony structure to hide any soft flesh around the chin and subsequently, the flesh around the jawline is more noticeable, producing an extra fold, or ‘double chin’.

Today, for those feeling the need for a double chin reduction, there’s no need to consider procedures such as “double chin surgery” or “chin tuck surgery”. With liposuction, there’s no general anaesthetic, no cutting (other than tiny incisions for the cannula) and no visible scars.

Neck liposuction

As we age, fatty tissue begins to deposit around certain areas of our body. Regardless of how healthy our diet and exercise regime may be, this fatty tissue can be difficult to shift. The neck, in particular, is often predisposed to accumulating such fatty tissue.

Neck liposuction can successfully remove fat cells from this area. A tiny cannula is inserted through tiny, unnoticeable incisions around the neck, then  sucks the extraneous fatty tissue away.

Of all the areas of the body which may have liposculpture, the small amount of fat that may be removed may provide a significant change in shape and contour of the jawline and profile.

For those also requiring chin lipo (aka chin liposculpture or double chin removal) or require cheek liposuction, Dr Feldman may address these areas at the same time.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Find out more about chin & neck liposuction. Contact Dr Feldman today 

The procedure

Patients undergoing neck or chin liposuction (aka double chin liposuction) by Dr Feldman in South Yarra, Melbourne, will be admitted to a nominated day clinic. The procedure requires only local anaesthetic. If preferred, some patients may choose to have an additional sedative to relax them.

Dr Feldman will inject the area with local anaesthetic solution to numb the area. Then, a few tiny incisions are made before a tiny cannula is inserted, which is attached to a suction pump. Only small quantities of fat are removed to produce quite dramatic results.

The procedure takes approximately 45 minutes, and when completed, Sterri-Strips (not sutures) are used to close the wound. The procedure doesn’t require sutures, due to the small size of the wound/s. The area usually heals within three days. The patient will wear a compression garment for three days and six nights. In most cases there is minimal bruising and swelling; however, sometimes bruising may last for up to 10 days.


Most individuals can return to their daily life activities soon after chin or neck liposuction. However, be prepared for some local swelling and minimal bruising that may last for up to two weeks.

You will be required to wear a compression bandage for three days after the procedure. Many patients decide to take three days off work, but this is only due to appearances, as there may be mild bruising to the area. Generally speaking, you won’t be in pain after this procedure. Within the first three days, the compression bandaged can be taken off for one hour a day.

For more information read the Liposuction FAQs >

Risks associated with liposuction surgery

All surgery carries risks. It is essential you understand all the risks involved with liposuction to make an informed decision before proceeding.
Complications associated with liposuction may include asymmetry, skin rippling, excessive loose skin, poor scarring, abnormal skin pigmentation, bleeding, infection, seroma formation (fluid accumulation under the skin), deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications, swelling, poor wound healing, bruising, and a potential need for revision surgery. Dr Feldman will discuss all potential surgical risks with you at your initial consultation. She will be happy to address any concerns or questions so that you are fully informed before proceeding with your surgery.
NB: To minimise the chance of infection, Dr Feldman  provides antibiotics at the time of the procedure, along with a take-home course of oral antibiotics.

Skin retraction

Patients often wonder how the skin will appear after liposuction. Fortunately, Dr Feldman is often pleasantly surprised at how well the skin retracts after lipo in this area. Generally, women’s skin tends to retract better than men’s.

Who should perform liposuction to the chin/jawline?

Only a doctor thoroughly experienced in liposuction should perform neck or chin liposuction. The doctor must be experienced in sculpting such prominent and noticeable area of the body. Dr Feldman has been performing liposuction for over  6 years and has successfully performed liposuction on over 1000 clients throughout Australia.

For more information about neck liposuction, contact Dr Feldman’s office today