The neck area can be unflattering, especially as you get older. Extra fat can accumulate under the chin, changing the profile of the face, chin and jaw. Excessive skin can sag and droop under the chin and around the neck. Plus, the cords in the neck can become pronounced with age. Plastic surgeons offer some options for improving the neck, helping remove excess fat, skin and smoothing the appearance of banded muscles for a more youthful, svelte neck appearance. Here are three cosmetic options for aesthetically altering the neck.
- For excess fat deposits under the chin and on the neck, liposuction can be the answer. The fat can be removed, improving the definition of the chin and neck, while eliminating the appearance of a double chin.
- Kybella. If you do not want to have liposuction, another option for reducing fat deposits under the chin is using Kybella injections. This treatment targets fat cells, destroying them, allowing the fat under the chin to dissipate and shrink over several weeks. Kybella injections are non-invasive and can be performed in one clinic visit to a plastic surgeon.
- Neck lift. For the aging, sagging neck, the neck lift is the best option. This removes excess skin, smooths the neck cords and elevates the skin/tissue to create a smoother, more youthful neck. Liposuction can also be combined with the neck lift if needed.
If you want to slim, lift or smooth your neck for an improved appearance, consult a local plastic surgeon that offers neck procedures. You can find the right option to give you the neck appearance you desire for improved self-confidence.
Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065
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