The Best Treatments for Fat Under the Chin

Adults of all ages are bothered by fat under the chin. Excess neck fat hides the youthful angularity of your lower face. If it makes you self-conscious, there are 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.

Neck Contouring with Liposuction

The traditional solution for neck fat, or any stubborn area of body fat, is liposuction. Liposuction techniques include laser-assisted, ultrasound-assisted, and tumescent liposuction. During a consultation, 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.

For Older Adults, Neck lift Surgery is Often Recommended

treating fat and loose skin under the chinFor 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, which are often a main cause of sagging in the neck area.

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.