Have you noticed extra skin and fat under your chin or along your neck? According to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, submental fullness, also known as a double chin, is an issue that affects nearly 68% of all Americans. You’re not alone! While double chins are common in conjunction with weight gain, they also affect people who are at their ideal weight.
A well-defined jaw and slim neckline can shave years off your appearance and make you appear younger and slimmer. There are three great procedures that remove neck fat and define the jawline.
Neck liposuction is good for those with excess fat, but not sagging skin. Most patients who benefit from liposuction are younger and have good skin elasticity. During a neck liposuction procedure, fat is removed through a small tube and suction. This procedure removes fat cells and sculpts and contours the neck.
Kybella was approved by the FDA in 2015 and is the only non-surgical way to contour the chin. Kybella is injected into targeted fat areas behind the chin. It works by destroying and absorbing fat cells and preventing future fat accumulation. The body naturally removes the fat. Kybella requires several injections spaced a month apart.
If your neck and chin has loose skin or lax muscles as opposed to fat, a neck lift might be your best bet. During a neck lift, the skin and muscles are tightened with sutures and any extra skin is trimmed. A neck lift is more invasive than the other procedures and recovery time can be up to two weeks.
Small changes under the chin and in the neck can have dramatic results. Many patients are pleased with their decision to remove neck fat and define the jawline.
For more information about removing neck fat and defining the jawline, schedule a consultation at Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA today! (562) 997-1144