Face & Neck Liposuction

Eliminate Unwanted Fat

Liposuction is a universally recognized procedure, and one of the most closely associated with cosmetic surgery. However, you might be surprised to learn that liposuction can be targeted on the face and neck areas, in some cases producing the results of a surgical facelift by using a far less invasive procedure. In this procedure, as in traditional liposuction, Houston Clear Lake Area-based Dr. Polsen will use special surgical instruments to eliminate unwanted fat from your face and neck regions, sculpting a more athletic, youthful profile for your face.

Because liposuction is one of the most commonly identified cosmetic procedures, it is also one that is most often rebranded, using questionable techniques and add-ons, to increase profits. This is why it’s important to have a plastic surgeon you trust and who listens to you.

Dr. Polsen has 15 years of experience performing Face and Neck liposuction procedures, so if you’d like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact him. Or, call our Clear Lake office to schedule a meeting, at (281) 538-6600.


  • Suctions unwanted fat out of face and neck regions
  • Will leave you looking more youthful
  • Recovery: 2-4 days

Who is a Good Candidate?

Candidates should be:

  • Healthy enough to endure major surgery
  • Have realistic expectations of what the procedure will accomplish
  • Have an area of face or neck fat that persists, even with diet and exercise, causing the face to look older than it feels

Some Houston Clear Lake Area candidates may elect instead for a surgical face lift and/or neck lift, especially if the signs of aging are in the form of deep wrinkles, rather than unwanted fat. The two procedures can also be combined.

The Procedure

Face and Neck Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Polsen will work with you to target specific and persistent pockets of fat in your face and neck. Those pockets will then be eliminated via the liposuction procedure, leaving you with a more sculpted and defined jaw line (and a more overall youthful appearance). The incisions are usually minimally invasive, only large enough to allow entry of the liposuction tube. Once the tube is inserted, fat cells are suctioned out.

Some patients elect to undergo rhinoplasty, a brow lift, or other procedures at the same time as their Face and Neck Liposuction to help achieve an overall more youthful look.


Dr. Polsen will work with you to proscribe a recovery regimen that will maximize your comfort and safeguard the desired results of your procedure. Generally, patients can resume normal activity in 2-4 days, and only subtle swelling should be noticeable after that time period. It may take some time for all of the swelling to subside.