Are you battling excess neck fat?  If you are, then you may already know that liposuction and ultherapy are two treatments that can smooth the neck and define the jawline.  But what’s best to reduce neck fat: liposuction or ultherapy.

What causes excess neck fat?

Extra fat on the neck is commonly due to aging or weight gain, but it may also be the result of genetics, because thin people can also have excess neck fat.  

Can liposuction reduce neck fat?

If you have extra neck fat that you would like to get rid of, neck liposuction is the ideal solution.  Liposuction can remove excess fat to reduce the appearance of a double chin, and refine the jawline.  However, it is typically recommended for people with good skin tone, because it does not tighten the skin. 

Can Ultherapy reduce neck fat?

Ultherapy is a non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment that uses ultrasound to lift and tone sagging skin on the face and neck.  The ultrasound energy penetrates down to the support layers below the skin and stimulates the production of collagen, which will lift the skin further over time.  Ultherapy can tighten mild to moderate sagging skin, but is not designed for fat reduction. 

What’s best to reduce neck fat: liposuction or ultherapy?

Liposuction is best to remove neck fat, but it is not recommended for people with sagging skin.   Liposuction is able to diminish fullness below the chin, contour the neck, and improve the profile, but it provides better results for younger patients with good skin elasticity.

Would you like to learn more about neck liposuction?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Long Beach, CA area, Laser Skin Care Dermatology Associates is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.lasercarespecialists.com, or by calling (562) 280-2071.