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.
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.
Neck Fat, Double Chin
Most young people with excess neck fat will do well with a liposuction procedure. This can usually be performed through a small incision below the chin which typically leaves a barely noticeable scar.
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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
There are 2 types of fatty deposits in the neck, and these are sub-platysmal, and sub-mental. The sub-mental fat deposits can be removed with traditional liposuction, however the sub-platysmal fat must be removed with a neck lift. A platysma-plasty is also performed at same time as a neck lift to give further jawline definition. For many examples, please see the link below to our neck lift photo gallery
Weight loss is the only non surgical option. After your weight is stable, chin liposuction is a good option.
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.
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.
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