How To Get Rid Of Neck Fat?
Losing neck fat (also known as turkey neck) can be a bothersome and unsightly issue. Young men and women in their 20s and 30s frequently complain of having a fuller chin and neck area. The fullness can range from mild to very noticeable, often leaving the neck without definition.
Why do we Have Neck Fat in the First Place?
Many factors, including genetics, weight gain, hormonal changes, medical conditions, poor posture, sedentary lifestyles, and unhealthy diets, can contribute to the development of neck fat. Sometimes, it is genetic that may be the main cause.
Having a thorough understanding of the causes of neck fat can undeniably support you to create a strategy that will effectively reduce it.
The good news is that we have solutions for reducing or getting rid of neck fat. The surgical solution is definitely the most effective one.
Effective Options to Reduce Neck Fat
Kybella Injection – Non-Surgical Injectable Treatment
Kybella is a non-surgical injectable treatment developed to reduce the appearance of submental fullness, also known as a “double chin.” The active ingredient in Kybella is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps to break down and absorb dietary fat.
When injected into the fat under the chin, Kybella progressively dissolves the fatty tissue, resulting in an apparent reduction in fullness under the chin.
Kybella is usually administered in monthly intervals and usually takes 2-4 sessions to see results. The number of treatments needed will depend on the amount and distribution of fat under the chin and the desired outcome.
Liposuction As an Effective Surgical Option
A “double chin” or extra neck fat is most effectively treated using liposuction.
This involves making tiny incisions behind each ear as well as under the chin and then using a fine tube called a Cannula to suction out the extra fat. It may be performed under local or general anesthesia.
After the procedure, a compression garment is worn continuously for 4 days and then only at night for another 10 days. Neck liposuction may be referred to as a “long weekend procedure” because it is performed on a Thursday, and most patients may return to work on Monday.
Liposuction is the preferred treatment to get rid of neck fat because it creates the best and most immediate result.
How High Is Patients Satisfaction?
Neck liposuction generally results in high patient satisfaction, with many patients reporting noticeable improvements in their neck’s appearance and an increase in self-confidence. At our Park Plaza in New York, patients are especially satisfied that they can go back to work after only four days. For instance, if the procedure is done on a Thursday, the patient can go back to work on Monday.
It is crucial to set reasonable goals, choose a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in neck liposuction, and adhere to their pre-and post-operative instructions.
To Sum Up
An experienced plastic surgeon can assist you in creating a plan that works for you and track your development. At our plastic surgery center in NYC, we offer liposuction options if you are struggling with neck fat. With the right approach and a little patience, you can achieve a more toned and youthful-looking neckline.
Dr. George Lefkovits, the owner of Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has extensive training and over 30 years of experience in performing all kinds of plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Lefkovits attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and State University of New York Downstate Medical College for his degrees.