Double Chin Treated with Vaser Liposuction, North Carolina
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Submental fat deposits and generalized fatty neck are a major concern for patients desiring cosmetic improvements. Options include minimally invasive procedures such as Kybella, Facetite, Ultherapy, etc. can be quite effective. More invasive procedures can include liposuction alone or in conjunction with energy devices or even neck lift. Each patient's treatment plan has too be individualized and is decided by analyzing anatomy, skin tone and patient's age. This 35-year-old woman desired reduction of fat of her neck. She had reasonable skin tone so she underwent Vaser Liposuction of the neck in conjunction with other procedures. The Vaser device emulsifies fat with ultrasonic energy and then the fat still has to be removed with standard liposuction techniques. The Vaser device does impart some degree of skin tightening which is an advantage over standard liposuction. In some cases, additional radiofrequency energy devices such as Renuvion or Facetite are added. Radiofrequency microneedling- made the necessary after the procedure. Over resection of fat can lead to skeletonizing the neck and exposure of muscle bands and loose skin so conservative liposuction is recommended. This patient only had about 25 cc of fat removed but her contour improved considerably. . Results are not immediate intake sometimes months for the skin tightening to become fully apparent.