The neck is the foundation of the face and a crisp neck is key to facial beauty. A trim and sharp neck gives the face a youthful and pretty look. A full neck is sometimes due to normal facial development. Many patients at Esprit® Cosmetic Surgeons say, “my mom has this neck and so do I”. For others, the neck is full because of excess fat that does not come off with diet and exercise. In either case, neck liposuction and ThermiTight can help patients in Portland by tightening skin and removing fat.


ThermiTight is a revolutionary radio frequency-based technology that tightens skin. ThermiTight was introduced to rejuvenate the neck and its success in the neck lead to expanded use throughout the body. The effectiveness of ThermiTight is rooted in the precise control of energy delivery to the under surface of the skin. This results in optimal skin heating to maximize skin contracture. In those with mild skin laxity, ThermiTight alone can be an excellent treatment. In many patients, ThermiTight is combined with liposuction to achieve the best results.

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Neck Liposuction

Neck liposuction is performed with a small tube, inserted through a small incision hidden behind the chin. About one to three ounces of fat is gently suctioned from the middle of the neck and along the jaw line. In patients with good skin tone, liposuction alone is often effective. If skin excess or poor skin tone are present, the ThermiTight procedure is performed simultaneously. The procedure is performed with sedation and local numbing medicine. Neck liposuction takes about one hour to perform and recovery takes about one week.

Is a Neck Lift Right for You?

If you have signs of facial aging, then face and neck lift surgery may be a great solution. The best candidate for a face and neck lift is one whose face and neck have begun to sag and the tissue volumes have decreased. The face and neck lift procedure treat the lower face and neck as an aesthetic unit. Isolated neck lift procedures can be performed in some patients; however, most patients benefit from a comprehensive approach using the face and neck lift approach.

Face and neck lift surgery is commonly done in patients older than 40 years of age. Patients in their 20’s and 30’s can also benefit from some of the techniques used in face and neck lift surgery to provide correction and rejuvenation of early signs of facial aging. We are careful to design your facelift so that you will not be given a completely different appearance. Indeed, our goal is to provide you with a facelift that will make you look younger, more youthful, and natural.

If you wish to achieve a contoured neck, please contact Esprit® Cosmetic Surgeons in Portland for more details about neck liposuction or our other neck contouring procedures. Call (503) 783-0544.