For patients desiring to improve the contour of the neck and jaw line (or jowls) there are two procedures that can help. If the neck is an area that your body tends to store fat, then microsuction of the neck may be recommended. If the skin and muscle in the neck and jaw line have become weak over time, then a neck lift may be recommended either separately or in conjunction with a facelift. Suction alone is useful for patients with good skin tone who have excess fat beneath the skin. Results are dramatic, and with minimal incisions, recovery is quick. Most patients experience minimal discomfort and return to work within 7-10 days.