Options for Neck Contouring and Tightening: Submental Liposuction or Kybella

When it comes to tackling the effects of aging on the body, the face receives the most attention for its wrinkles and laxity. But what about the neck? Believe it or not, it is very likely that your neck will show advanced signs of aging before your face! The skin on your neck is much thinner than the skin on your face, and you’re less likely to apply sunscreen, cleanser, or moisturizer to your neck on a regular basis. As a result, your neck may become loose and saggy before you realize damage has occurred!

But don’t worry, because there are a number of plastic surgery options available to reverse loose skin on the neck and restore a slender contour to your appearance. Submental liposuction and Kybella are both popular, results-driven treatments for neck tightening.

Submental Liposuction

If you have fullness under your neck, a condition often described as a “waddle,” submental liposuction can eliminate it with one quick treatment. In just one hour under local anesthesia or sedation, a small incision is made under the chin and liposuction removes excess fat from under the neck.

By the time your procedure ends, all unwanted fat has disappeared from your neck area and you are left with a slimmer, contoured region. Other than a suture on the incision, a compression garment around your neck, and a small amount of bruising the first few days, recovery is effortless!

Kybella

Kybella is a clinically proven injection that dissolves extra fat in the chin and neck area while simultaneously tightening and smoothing the skin above the fat. Its main ingredient, deoxycholic acid, exists naturally in the body to break down and absorb fat. When Kybella’s deoxycholic acid is injected directly into the double chin, it prevents cells from storing and accumulating fat while also permanently destroying existing fat.

This non-surgical and virtually painless treatment is quick and simple. You can receive your injection and return to your daily schedule without dealing with any pain or downtime. Kybella works gradually to deliver impressive results, so after your first few injections you will notice your chin area looking more defined, slim, and attractive.  

The Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery specializes in treatments for the face such as submental liposuction, Kybella injections, and even neck lift surgery for more advanced sagging and skin laxity. Call (352) 606-4754 today to learn more about Dr. Marc Polecritti and schedule your consultation. An elegant, youthful, contoured neck can be yours.