Genetics play a huge role in how each body holds on to and stores fat. There are millions of people who exercise frequently and who keep a consistently healthy diet who have “trouble spots” on their body. These stubborn areas of fat are often frustrating and cause feelings of embarrassment. One of the most common areas of complaint for embarrassing stores of fat is beneath the chin. A “double chin” adds significant fullness to the face and neck even for those who are at a healthy weight. Liposuction of the neck is a specialized procedure that can achieve a better defined and more attractive neckline by permanently removing pockets of fat below the chin area.
Neck liposuction is a relatively quick procedure in most circumstances, and it can often be performed under local anesthesia. This cosmetic procedure generally provides the best results for younger patients, between the ages of 20 to early 50s. During these years, patients typically have good skin elasticity to help the skin contract smoothly and evenly after liposuction. For older patients, those who are significantly overweight, or those who have lost a significant amount of weight and have loose, hanging skin, a neck lift is often advised after neck liposuction to pull the skin of the neck tighter and into an attractive position.
Neck liposuction can achieve amazing results in thin patients. Liposuction was originally developed to treat those who had a “trouble spot” that was not treatable with diet and exercise. Many people find that when they lose weight that they lose it proportionally all over; however, some suffer from stubborn disproportionate areas of fat. These areas can be successfully targeted and improved with liposuction. Neck liposuction for thin patients allows those with a disproportionate double chin to find results that are pleasing and desired for their size and weight.
If you are troubled by a stubborn double chin that refuses to improve with weight loss, or if you are naturally thin and still struggle with stored fat at your neck line, contact Dr. Maurice Khosh in Manhattan. When genetics play a role in how your body stores fat, eliminating trouble spots can be extremely difficult. Dr. Khosh understands the art in using neck liposuction to help thin patients achieve an attractive neck line and overall pleasing facial appearance. Contact our practice today to schedule a private consultation to discuss neck liposuction procedure.