Madelung's disease was first described in 1846. Since then, approximately 200 patients have been reported in the literature. Its three main characteristics-typical location of the lesions, symmetry, and the diffusive nature of the fat-are more often found in men of Mediterranean descent. A clear association with alcohol abuse is reported, but the etiology remains uncertain. Patients usually complain of their cosmetic appearance, but treatment can be rendered for decreased neck motion and/or aerodigestive problems. Given the benign nature of the lesion, surgical debulking is the treatment of choice, with liposuction reserved for smaller lesions. A standard facelift pattern can be used for skin incisions and removal, with good cosmetic results.