Submental and Neck Liposuction in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Rejuvenate your neck and chin.


Introduction to Submental and Neck Liposuction

Submental and Neck Liposuction

A “double-chin” or weak jawline can be a result of excess fat or lax skin under the chin, neck and jawline. Liposuction can be performed in this area to eliminate your double-chin, improve the appearance of your neck, and sculpt your jawline.

Am I a candidate?

Treatment Type

Cosmetic Surgery

Treatment Time

45 minutes


Local Anesthesia

Back to Work

1 to 3 days, with restrictions for up to 2 weeks to promote optimal healing time

Total Recovery Time

Up to 3 weeks depending on healing time

Duration of Results

Long lasting

# of Treatments


Treatment overview

A “double-chin” or weak jawline can be a result of excess fat and skin laxity that can be addressed with liposuction. Typically, three small incisions measuring 2-3 mm in size are discretely made under the chin and behind each earlobe to numb up this area and then perform the liposuction. Liposuction can be combined with VASER or J-Plasma (Renuvion) to not only remove fat, but also to tighten the skin with minimal scars.

If a patient has true skin or muscle laxity or poor skin elasticity, they may be a better candidate for a necklift/facelift. The providers at the RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa can make recommendations at your consultation.


Used to Treat

There are a number of reasons you might have excess fat and skin laxity under the chin, neck, and jawline. These include:


Age related fat accumulation and skin laxity

Fluctuations and significant loss of weight


Benefits of a Submental and Neck Liposuction

Patients undergoing a Submental and Neck Liposuction procedure can expect:

  • Improves the contour and appearance of chin and neck
  • Can be performed under local anesthesia with minimal downtime
  • Improves self-confidence

How it Works

The Consultation

At RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, each initial patient consultation is different. Depending on your needs, desired treatments, areas of concern, and simply who you are as a patient, we will schedule you with an actual treatment provider to discuss your goals, budget, and more. During this appointment, we will go through before & after photos, your medical history, and any questions you might have. Only then can we make a recommendation for which procedures or treatments may be right for you and why. We will be sure to educate you on how the treatments work, including what to expect during and afterward.

We charge $100 for surgical consultations that last about 40 minutes. At the end of your consultation, you will leave our office in Vernon Hills with a thorough, personalized treatment plan. And when you’re ready, we’ll schedule your surgery for a day and time that works for your schedule.

The Procedure

A “double-chin” or weak jawline can be due to heredity, aging, or fluctuations in weight. Although Kybella can nonsurgically remove fat, the injections can require multiple sessions and do not allow the skin to re-drape and tighten. On the other hand, liposuction directly removes fat and allows the skin to re-drape by undermining the skin. When combined with VASER or J- Plasma (Renuvion), there can be direct skin tightening/contraction. Conservative liposuction of the jowl region can also improve the appearance of the lower face.

The procedure is most frequently done under local anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure at our surgery center, which means you will go home the same day.

The Recovery

Immediately following the procedure, you will be placed in a compression garment to deter excess swelling and for optimal healing.  Although each patient is given individual instructions for recovery care, we require ample rest in order to promote healing and comfort.  Your surgeon will expect to see you within 24-48 hours following the surgery in order to ensure your healing is on track for the best results.

Before & After

Results of a Submental and Neck Liposuction

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Submental and Neck Liposuction

Submental and Neck Liposuction near you

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Happy patients


Dr Lu and his staff are wonderful! I’ve gone through two surgeries and have not been disappointed. I can’t say I’m looking forward to the next surgery, but I know I’m in good hands and will be well taken care of. There isn’t any other team I would place my trust in.

Katie is a gem and the best addition to that team. I have so many questions and she is always there ready to deal with my anxiety with a calm voice of reason and a smile. I feel like she has truly listened to me and genuinely cares about me.

-Nicole Hatfield

Dr. Lu and his staff were professional, efficient and very friendly throughout the entire process. They addressed any concern I had and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed with any appointment and they made me feel like I was a priority.

On the day of the surgery, any nerves I had were reassured by the professionalism and experience Dr. Lu and his staff demonstrated. It was great getting a text from Dr. Lu the next day to see how I was doing, and knowing I could text him any time with concerns or questions.

I would highly recommend Dr. Lu for any cosmetic surgery, he’s the best in the area. I had gone to a plastic surgeon a couple years ago in Schaumburg and I had a totally different experience. The staff there seemed ‘bothered’ with questions I asked and the doctor made some troubling comments when I had expressed some concerns about my results. So when I met Dr. Lu, I knew I was making the right choice to have him do my surgery.

-Dru Hay

Dr Lu and his associates are wonderful and always explain everything in detail. They took time to answer all my questions and my surgery results look better than I anticipated.
-Nina Whittaker

Very friendly team, they are all very professional, it is a very clean facility. Dr.Leonard Lu does wonderful work. I am very happy with my results.

-Cynthia Brechel

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