Interest in neck fat treatments is now higher than ever. Many people are realizing that the neck’s appearance can significantly impact overall appearance – and this means that having neck fat can be damaging to self-confidence. Fortunately, there are now several highly effective options for neck fat treatment. Here’s what you need to know about neck fat reduction – and how to choose the right option for you.
What Type of Neck Fat Problems Can Be Treated?
One of the most common neck fat complaints is submental fullness, which means that the under-chin area is too full. If the problem is not just fat but also loose skin, a surgery is needed to remove that extra skin. Face lift and neck lift can both be effective in this case. However, most patients who want neck fat reduction simply have submental fullness.
If that’s the case for you, the treatment options below can help.
Liposuction is the traditional treatment for extra neck fat, and it’s maybe the most effective option assuming you have elastic skin. In liposuction treatment, your doctor uses a cannula with or without ultrasonic, laser, or radio frequency and tumescent fluid injections to effectively destroy fat before swiftly suctioning it away from the chin. This technique allows for minimal blood loss and bruising, and it emphasizes your safety at all times.
While neck liposuction is highly effective and requires only one treatment, it’s a minimally invasive surgical procedure and thus has some minimal associated downtime. Plan for approximately 5-7days of recovery with neck liposuction. The major advantage of liposuction is that it permanently removes your unwanted neck fat, making it impossible for the fat to return in that specific area. However, candidates for neck liposuction area probably ideal candidates for FaceTite.
FaceTite is a Radio Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) device. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can usually be done under local anesthesia with or without sedation. The radio frequency waves heat the tissue and not only melt fat permanently, but also tighten skin and generate collagen to rejuvenate a youthful neck.
KYBELLA® is an injectable submental fat treatment that was FDA-approved in 2015, and it remains the only injectable neck fat treatment approved by the FDA today. KYBELLA® includes a natural acid – deoxycholic acid – as its active ingredient. KYBELLA® targets and destroys fat cells, and your body then gradually eliminates the dead cells via normal bodily functions.
During KYBELLA® treatment, your doctor does a series of injections into your neck fat. Ice packs can be applied to offset any temporary discomfort during the treatment. The treatment session lasts about 30-45 minutes, and you won’t have any downtime. However, you can expect some swelling in the injection area for up to seven days post-treatment.
Most patients need two to five KYBELLA® sessions for optimal results, with the treatments spaced about six weeks apart. The main advantage of KYBELLA® is that it’s non-surgical – however, the cost can end up being as much (or possibly more) than liposuction.
Which Is Right for You?
If you want to get rid of neck fat now, use the information above to choose among liposuction, FaceTite, or KYBELLA®. One of these methods will be the perfect way to get a beautiful profile!
Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Egozi Plastic Surgery Center.