Laser Liposuction to Address Fatty Neck, Raleigh,NC
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In today's age of cell phones and Zoom meetings, more and more patients are becoming concerned about the appearance of their neck. There are a number of treatment options all depending on the severity. Minimally invasive treatments like Kybella involve simple injections to dissolve fat but usually takes several injections to achieve a good outcome and typically involve a period of significant swelling. Severe cases of skin laxity may require a facelift or an open neck lift. Lesser procedures may involve liposuction with a radiofrequency skin tightening device such as Facetite or Renuvion. The risk of liposuction is that the reduction in fat can leave loose skin and may unveil muscle bands. Patient selection is very important. This 37--year-old woman did not like the fat deposits under her chin. She underwent Vaser liposuction. This device does confer some degree of skin tightening. She was very happy with the improvements made with liposuction alone. It is very important not to overdo the liposuction which can lead to too much excess skin. The results sometimes takes several months to become apparent and does require some compression postoperatively with a neck garment worn continuously for the first week and then nightly for 2 or 3 more weeks postop. Options for neck rejuvenation have to be individualized to achieve the best outcome.