How to Treat Fat and Skin Under the Chin
Many adults, even young people, are bothered by fat and skin under the chin. Stubborn neck fat can hide the angles of your lower face.
If neck issues are making you self-conscious, we have cosmetic treatments you should consider.
The causes of neck fat are numerous:
- Although being overweight is one likely cause, someone who is at a healthy body weight may also have neck fat.
- Frequent weight fluctuations may cause formation of stubborn fat pockets, including in the neck region.
- For many people, genetic factors are to blame, as the shape of the chin and jaw can make one prone to neck fat.
Contouring the Neck Area With Liposuction
Liposuction is the tried and true solution for stubborn areas of body fat, including the neck area. Techniques include laser-assisted, ultrasound-assisted, and tumescent liposuction. We can recommend the best technique for removing excess neck fat. During liposuction, we use a thin tube called a cannula to suction out the fat from a targeted area.
When to Consider Neck lift Surgery
For patients who are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, neck fat will often be accompanied by loose skin. In these cases, liposuction alone cannot fully contour the neck area, because the skin may not contract after the fat is removed.
The neck lift tightens the skin, much like a face lift. However, the surgery will also focus on the neck muscles, such as the platysma muscle, which will often sag as a person gets older.
Before and after neck lift surgery
View more facial surgery photos
High Tech Non Surgical Alternatives
Although new non-invasive “fat freezing” or “fat melting” treatments are gaining popularity, physicians aren’t using them to treat neck issues.
Laser and radiofrequency treatments can provide a mild improvement. However, most people who are truly bothered by neck issues will benefit from the dramatic and lasting results of a surgical procedure.