Your Neck Contouring Options

Written by Dr. Sean Maguire on February 9, 2017

The appearance of the neck area is a common concern for many people — whether it be due to excess fat, loose skin, unsightly neck bands, or all of the above. But thanks to the latest advances in plastic surgery, there are several viable solutions for a sleeker, more attractive neck and jawline. In this blog post, Dr. Sean Maguire of Physician’s Center for Beauty shares the best procedures for neck contouring.

Neck Lift

If loose, hanging skin has created a “turkey wattle” on your neck, lift surgery can help. Neck lift surgery uses small, strategically placed incisions around the ears and/or under the chin to remove excess skin and then redrape the remaining skin for a tighter, smoother appearance. Dr. Maguire is careful when tightening the remaining skin to achieve a natural-looking and not overly tight or pulled appearance. After neck lift you can expect a more well-defined jawline and neck.

Liposuction

Considered to be the gold standard in fat removal, liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove small deposits of stubborn fat on the body, including the chin and neck areas. The procedure uses a small cannula to break up and remove the excess fat. There are several types of liposuction methods available, including tumescent liposuction. In this method, fluid is used to break up the fat prior to suctioning and removing the fat cells. The fluid also allows for less bleeding during the procedure and less bruising afterwards. Liposuction can be combined with a neck lift to provide an even sleeker and slimmer neck.

Kybella

If you are embarrassed by a double chin but are not ready to go under the knife, Kybella may be right for you. Kybella is an injectable treatment consisting of a naturally occurring molecule in the body that destroys fat cells in the treated area. Once they are destroyed, the fat cells cannot return. This non-surgical treatment does not involve incisions or bandages, and can be conveniently performed in about 30 minutes. It typically takes between four and six sessions for patients to achieve their desired look. However, you will start to see a noticeable improvement in your neck area after your first session.

Botox

Botox is a popular injectable treatment that is used to treat a range of facial signs of aging, including neck bands. During the procedure, Dr. Maguire will inject small amounts of Botox into the targeted area. The injectable solution works by relaxing the muscles underneath the skin, which then smooth out the lines and wrinkles on the overlying skin. The skin bands become less apparent, and the neck and face take on a younger appearance. Botox is virtually painless and can conveniently be performed in a quick lunchtime appointment.

Contact Physician’s Center for Beauty

The only way to determine which procedure is best for you is by scheduling a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Sean Maguire. To book your appointment, please call Physician’s Center for Beauty at (502) 897-7546.

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