I have had this roll of fat around my neck since birth and would like to know whether something can be done about it?
Can Something Be Done About the Roll of Fat Around my Neck, I Have Had It Since Birth? (photo)
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Treatment for roll of fat around neck
I personally have had the best success using small cannula liposuction for fatty neck rolls. The procedure can typically be done under local anesthesia +/- light sedation and should take less than an hour. Recovery is relatively quick (2 - 3 days before return to work) and modest pain compared to liposuction of the body. Glad to help...
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Can Something Be Done About the Roll of Fat Around my Neck, I Have Had It Since Birth?
Liposuction or a neck lift would be the two alternatives from your description, but a physical exam would be necessary to give an accurate answer in regard to your specific circumstance. Find a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of facial procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com/Face-and-Neck-Lift.php
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