Lipectomy in Birmingham, Ann Arbor and Detroit

Eliminate Fatty Tissue Under the Chin and Neck


Lipectomy is a surgical procedure that can permanently remove fat from targeted areas of the face, specifically in areas where other fat reduction treatments cannot be performed. This effective treatment can enhance the facial contours to produce a lean, youthful appearance.

With the lipectomy procedure, fat is surgically removed from the submental area to produce a more youthful shape and appearance. By removing this fat, patients can achieve permanent results that compliment facial features and overall appearance for years to come.

The Procedure



What Lipectomy treats

Fatty tissue in the face, specifically:

  • Under the chin
  • Neck

Procedure time

Varies depending on the treatment area, up to two hours

Recovery time 

The recovery period following a lipectomy can take a few weeks. Patients are encouraged to take at least a week away from normal activities, and will need to avoid exercise and strenuous activities for a few weeks longer. Side effects can include bruising, swelling and soreness, and will be most severe within the days immediately following surgery.


The results from lipectomy are visible immediately, as fat is removed during the treatment. These results will become increasingly visible as any side effects fade, and will be permanent.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Difference Between Liposuction and Lipectomy?

The difference between liposuction and lipectomy is the technique used for removing fat. Liposuction uses a vacuum system, removing fat through a small tube called a cannula. This is effective, but not always suitable for small or sensitive areas. Lipectomy is the manual and surgical removal of fat, which is best suited for the small and sensitive areas that liposuction cannot address. This is why lipectomy is often the recommended technique for facial fat removal.

Can Surgery Change Your Face Shape?

Yes! With lipectomy, many patients enjoy the ability to enhance their face shape by removing fat. The removal of facial fat can produce a slimmer and more attractive appearance. Your underlying features will remain the same but may be more visible due to a lack of facial fat in the surrounding areas.

Does the Fat Come Back After Lipectomy?

Lipectomy permanently removes fat from the treatment area. Therefore, the results will be permanent as long as you maintain healthy diet and exercise habits following your procedure.

Am I A Good Candidate for Lipectomy?

If you would like to remove fat from the face to achieve a more slender or youthful appearance, you may be a good candidate for the lipectomy treatment. The best way to find out if a lipectomy is right for you is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Charles Boyd. During your consultation, you can discuss your needs and develop a personalized treatment plan that will deliver the best possible results. Dr. Charles Boyd offers lipectomy consultations in BOYD Ann Arbor, Birmingham, and Detroit, Michigan offices.