Hello! I was born with quite an abnormal neck. As you can see, my neck is quite chubby and it has deep lines as well. I was wondering if liposuction could be performed on my neck or if that was too risky. My neck really takes a toll on my self-confidence. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
I Am Not Sure What About Which Procedure I Should Look into for my Neck.
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Chubby abnormal neck
From the one view in one photo, you look like many patients I have seen with this type of fat distribution. (you may have an enlarged thyroid which your doc must check).
To my knowledge there is no long range prospective random double blinded study that shows Smart lipo is superior for contraction of neck skin.
Non surgical approaches would waste your time and money.
If you are what it looks like you are on one view, a simple fast recovery with an excellent result could be expected from conventional liposuction alone. Even when performing an open surgical lift of the upper part of the neck, I often "close" suction this lower part at the same procedure. It helps when you have over 20 years of experience operating on necks.
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Based on the small photo, you look young, and I see the horizontal creases. There does not seem to be any significant excess fat or skin, or a muscle problem. If you presented in my office, I would be considering non-surgical approaches. First would be skin tightening (Exilis) and second would be very careful and gentle (under magnification with you supine and neck extended intermittently) injection of a 50:50 combination of Juvederm Ultra or Restylane in Sterile Saline. It is totally safe, reversible, malleable, and would likely soften the creases, which are static.
How is your thyroid?
I am not convinced it is chubby beause of fat. some people have fleshy thyroids. lipo would not help. see a board certified plastic surgeon or Ent. they will know the difference.
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