Belage Center for Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Contouring FAQ

Knowing whether you will benefit from a neck lift or neck liposuction can be difficult. You may even be a candidate for a non-surgical neck tightening treatment such as Ultherapy®. A facial contouring specialist such as Dr. Haresh Yalamanchili uses his expertise to answer your questions and recommend the best course of action. You can read answers below to some of the most common questions about contouring treatments.

The best way to find out which procedure is suited for your needs is to request a consultation at the Belage Center in Houston using our online form, or call our office at

(713) 978-7878 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Haresh Yalamanchili

An experienced, double board-certified surgeon, Dr. Yalamanchili makes the physical and emotional wellbeing of each patient a priority.


Should I choose a neck lift or neck liposuction?

These two procedures target two different aspects of aging: fat deposits and sagging skin. A neck lift is often performed in combination with a face lift, which removes excess fat and skin while tightening the facial skin and musculature. Neck liposuction may be used alone if you would like to minimize a double chin or achieve a slimmer neckline. We encourage you to visit our before and after gallery to see of how these procedures can improve your appearance. Many patients are treated with a combination of face lift, neck lift, and liposuction to achieve ideal results.

How long can I expect the results of neck liposuction to last?

Liposuction removes fat cells that are often resistant to weight-loss efforts. To keep your post-surgical contour, you will need to stay healthy, eat right, and exercise. With proper care, liposuction results can be maintained for ten years or more. Remember, though, that removal of targeted fat cells does not prevent skin from sagging as a result of aging. (The neck lift procedure can address excess skin.)

Why is neck liposuction often performed along with the face lift procedure?

Neck liposuction can help give patients a more youthful neck contour by eliminating unattractive excess fat deposits under the chin and around the neck, enhancing the results of tightened facial muscles and skin. Also, the removed fat cells can be used with the fat transfer procedure to add volume to specific facial areas which can greatly enhance the overall result of rejuvenating the face.

Will facial contouring eliminate my loose skin?

Facial liposuction alone is designed to remove fat, not necessarily tighten the skin. If you have excessive jowls and folds, then a face lift is can be an effective procedure. Similarly, if you are concerned about loose skin and muscle in the neck, a neck lift possibly performed in conjunction with a face lift can help improve your appearance. For deep facial folds around the mouth, you may want to consider non-surgical injectables, which are used to replace lost volume. To address fine superficial wrinkles, a skin resurfacing procedure like a chemical peel, laser skin resurfacing, or dermabrasion may be an excellent option for you.

Will the results of facial contouring appear natural?

A common question Dr. Yalamanchili is asked by patients is “Will I still look like myself after surgery?” At the Belage Center, we are deeply committed to preserving the unique physical attributes that contribute to your individuality. We aim for significant, yet subtle, improvements that gently enhance your appearance and bring out your best qualities. Although you may feel that surgery made a noticeable big difference, friends and family members often notice a positive change without being about to tell that you have undergone cosmetic facial surgery.

Today could be the day you begin your journey to a brighter, rejuvenated look. If you would like to learn more about the facial cosmetic surgery options available at the Belage Center, please contact us to set up a personal consultation. Dr. Yalamanchili looks forward to the opportunity to talk to you about your concerns and share his insights about what our treatment options can accomplish.


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