- Fat Reduction Options for the Face and Neck
"How do I address excessive fat in the face and neck?" Okay, well let's talk about me for example. Two years ago I probably weighed about 26 pounds heavier. Now, I converted a lot of that fat into some muscle, but basically, weight loss. If you're overweight and you lose weight, you're going to notice it in your face. It's going to go down pretty significantly. If it's something you can't get rid of or you're not overweight but you just have a fattier face then we have to think about what kind of surgical procedures or non-surgical procedures, can we do. And, some of the things we can do is do liposuction, especially the neck and the jowls. If someone comes in which has extremely large, really thick what we call buccal pads, this fullness right here, and we look at their parents and their parents also have fullness we can do buccal fat removal, which is a little bit of fat here. We just have to be careful because if you do it in the wrong patient they can appear like this after 5-6 years, you know, too hollow. So, the most important thing of all is weight loss and if you're older and you lose weight, then you'll start noticing more hanging skin, but then we can do a little lift on that. It's pretty much like doing an after weight loss surgery or massive weight loss you have this extra hanging skin on the face, neck, body, stomach, tummy, everything. So we can do surgeries to remove that excess skin.
Fat Reduction Options for the Face and Neck
Dr. Paul S. Nassif explains what can be done to address excess fat and/or skin on the face, whether it involves light liposuction or skin removal or tightening.