I'm 22 years old. I often loose and gain weight; but most often loose. How can I get rid of fat on my neck? I have friends that are bigger and dont have a fat neck.
How to Get Rid of Neck Fat?
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Fat on the neck and chin
good morning thank you for the inquiry
The answer is it may simply be anatomy and genetics. Though some people may be actually somewhat large in stature or overall size their necks may be longer than others in their jaw may project in the lower hanging than others giving them a more defined look despite being a larger person. some people just have a low hanging hyoid bone that is low and anterior making it difficult to create a well defined jaw, chin and neck. Again, if you don't have a strong projected chin and jaw this works against you as well. In these instances no amount of exercise, weight loss, etc. will change the way that looks significantly.
given your age laser assisted liposuction (SlimLipo) and possibly a chin implant maybe your best bet.
Treatment Of Fat Neck?
Thank you for the question.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to give you good advice without direct examination. Generally, a good candidate for liposuction of the neck and chin area will be a relatively young patient with isolated “excess” adipose tissue with limited redundant/loose skin. The quality of overlying skin elasticity is of utmost importance. In my practice, the majority of patients I see who request the procedure are not good candidates.
You will find many doctors will offer their services to you; I would suggest consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.
I hope this helps.
Getting rid of neck fat
No non-surgical procedures work other than weight loss. The 3 surgeries one can have are liposuction, neck lifts, and facelifts. At 22, I would hope you still have good enough skin elasticity that liposuction alone would work for you.
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Treatment for Neck Fat
Newer methods to remove submental fat include Laser Lipolysis and Kybella. Laser lipolysis melts fat and stimulates skin contraction and may be combined with traditional liposuction or is a stand alone procedure. Kybella is a new FDA approved medication that is injected into the submental fat to melt it over time. These injections are repeated.
Neck Fat: Alternatives
A new injectable alternative will be available perhaps as soon as Fall 2015 pending FDA approval: ATX-101. This alternative will be an office infection which will dissolve fat in the neck/submental area. Again, patients with good skin elasticity will probably benefit most from this noninvasive treatment.
How to get rid of neck fat
Weight loss is the only non surgical option. After your weight is stable, chin liposuction is a good option.
Treating neck fat
Liposuction is the most definitive treatment for removing fat from the neck. It can be done with or without laser. In a young person the skin usually has very good elasticity so has good recoil and snaps back after liposuction. If there is too much skin then you may also need a neck lift after the liposuction.
Fluctuating weight and liposuction
The first recommendation I have is to get to a point in where your weight is fairly stable. This is best done by lifestyle modifications. Once you have a stable weight you may be a candidate for chin liposuction. Visit a couple of plastic surgeons at that point to determine if you a suitable candidate.
Liposuction to the chin is a great option for stubborn fat
Throughout our bodies, we all have areas of fat that are difficult to lose. If this describes the fat underneath your chin and you have good quality skin, you would be a great candidate for liposuction in this area. Your best bet is to be evaluated by a board-certified plastic surgeon who has a great deal of experience with liposuction, chin surgery, and neck lifts. They will be able to determine if your skin has enough elasticity to contract after the surgery. Be sure to follow their postoperative recommendations as they are very important to make sure that you will obtain the results are looking for.
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