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FAQ Neck Rejuvenation7 min read

neck rejuvenation is possible with liposuction, kybella, neck lift or coolsculpting
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Dr. Phillip Chang

Board Certified By The American Board of Plastic Surgeons.
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There are really only 3 options to treat and remove fat from the neck: Coolsculpting, Neck Liposuction, and Kybella. This article will briefly explain each so you can determine which procedure would likely be best for you.

How Does Kybella Work For The Treatment Of A Double Chin?

KYBELLA® is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called
“double chin.” 

68.2% of patients treated with KYBELLA® in 2 clinical studies had some/moderately better improvement, compared with 20.5% of patients treated with placebo (70% vs 18.6% in Study 1, 66.5% vs 22.2% in Study 2).

16% of patients treated with KYBELLA® in 2 clinical studies had significant/a great deal better improvement, compared with 2% of patients treated with placebo (13.4% vs less than 0% in Study 1, 18.6% vs 3% in Study 2).

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How Does Liposuction Work For The Treatment Of A Double Chin?

Liposuction of the neck can achieve better defined, more graceful neckline by permanently.

Because liposuction removes excess fat, but cannot significantly improve sagging skin, the typical neck liposuction patient will be younger, his his or her 20’s through early 50’s, as younger patients typically have good skin elasticity, which is necessary for the skin to contract smoothly and evenly after liposuction. Learn more about liposuction techniques.

For most patients, neck liposuction is a fairly quick procedure, and many times it can be performed using local anesthesia. Through 1 or 2 tiny incisions, concealed beneath the chin or behind the ears, a cosmetic surgeon insert a small liposuction cannula, removing excess fat and sculpting a natural contour to the chin and neck. Following the procedure, patients typically wear a special supportive chin strap for about 3 or 4 days, return to work within 1 week, and be ready to return to full activity after about 2 weeks. It is typical to experience some swelling and bruising after neck liposuction; this should resolve during the first 10 to 14 days after surgery.

How Does Coolsculpting Work For The Treatment Of A Double Chin?

Define your jawline with CoolSculpting®. It’s the safe, clinically proven way to ditch that double chin, and say hello to a younger-looking you! 

Love what you see with our noninvasive CoolSculpting® treatment to reduce unwanted fat under the chin and contour the neck. The #1 nonsurgical fat-reduction treatment can now eliminate stubborn fat under the chin.

All About Neck Lifts: What Is It And How Is It Performed?

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. 

The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions and stress.

Some people feel they are not ready for a full facelift because the upper face is still pleasing. However, many patients will note excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a double chin or “turkey wattle” and jowl lines.

When the neck area doesn’t match the upper facial appearance, a neck lift may be a good solution.

Rejuvenation procedures that can be performed in conjunction with a neck lift are: a brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, fat transfer, to add fullness to the lips and cheeks and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or eyelid surgery, to rejuvenate aging eyes.

KYBELLA Before and After Chin Sculpting

What Is A Platysmaplasty?

In platysmaplasty (neck-lift surgery), an incision is made under the chin and the skin is lifted all the way to the Adam’s apple (larynx). It is lifted several inches wide of the midline. Fat is cleaned off the paired muscles of the neck. These muscles are fairly useless, allowing the subtle tightening of the skin when a man shaves, but just annoying women. The muscles are sewn together with long-term dissolving stitches, bringing them back toward the midline. 

The neck emerges with a more youthful appearance.

How Do I Know If I Need A Platysmaplasty?

Platysmaplasty increases one’s youthful appearance and could take years off one’s age. It will also improve one’s self-esteem. 
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How Long Does A Neck Lift Last?

Neck lifts typically last 10 to 15 years though treatment results may vary based on individual skin condition and patient’s after-care.

How Soon Can I Return To Work After A Neck Lift?

Although recovery will depend on the individual and the extent of the surgery, patients typically return to daily activities within 2 weeks after surgery. Your neck will likely feel tight for a few weeks. Bruising and swelling are also normal.

Say Goodbye Permanently

Stop looking in the mirror and wishing it was gone. Part ways for good!

Addressing Neck Lines: How Do I Remove Horizontal Neck Lines Of Neck Bands?

There are twelve different options for addressing neck lines. Some are more significant than others. SiO Beauty wrote a helpful article that referenced these twelve tips: 

  1. Wear SPF On Your Neck
  2. Exercise To Tone Your Skin
  3. Use A Vitamin C Serum 
  4. Use A Retinol-Based Cream 
  5. Try Coconut Oil
  6. Try A Brightening Serum 
  7. Hydrate! 
  8. Properly Cleanse and Exfoliate 
  9. Avoid Lines
  10. Try A Neck Mask
  11. Use A Toning Device
  12. Embrace Targeted Neck Line Treatment 

How Can Botox Help With Aging In The Neck?

By treating these areas with Botox you can refresh your appearance and target. Transform your appearance by smoothing unwatned lines with no recovery time needed… While Botox is used for wrinkles in many cases, it can also help atrophy certain muscles and thereby strengthen others. 

How Can Fillers Help With Aging In The Neck?

Injected along the line, the filler plumps and fills—and the smooth results last for about a year. The procedure takes no more than ten minutes, and you can expect a little bruising and swelling to follow. After a few days, your neck wrinkles are softened or totally erased. Watch a video here.

Finding the Best Breast Reduction Surgeon in Virginia

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Dr. Phillip Chang is known to be one of the best breast reduction surgeons in Virginia after performing hundreds of breast reduction procedures for almost 20 years. His innovative techniques have been highlighted in national magazines and educational channels prompting patients across the country to send revision breast reduction procedures to his office in Northern Virginia outside of Washington, DC.  

Visit his office in Leesburg, Virginia in Loudoun County or fill out the contact form below for more information on how we can help you with your breast reduction surgery

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Are you looking for a facelift that will look natural and fresh? We invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. To find out more whether Aesthetica can help you, contact us online or at 703-729-5553 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Phillip Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia near Leesburg, Virginia and an expert in a wide variety of cosmetic treatments.

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