Jowls and neck fat can often feel difficult to treat. After all, these areas can be tough to address through exercise; additionally, you might not see improvement in the neck and jowl area until you experience significant weight loss.
With that in mind, it’s no wonder more patients are wondering how to treat neck and jowl fat.
At Correa Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa recommends using liposuction to target and treat excessive jowl and neck fat. While there are several non-invasive body contouring treatments available on the market today, traditional liposuction is still the gold standard for removing unwanted pockets of stubborn fat.
Liposuction methods have advanced in recent years, meaning that this procedure can target smaller and more contoured areas. Liposuction can be one of the most effective ways to get rid of stubborn fat around the jawline and neck, which creates a more contoured appearance.
At Correa Plastic Surgery, Dr. Correa specializes in two types of liposuction methods:
- Tumescent Liposuction: This method is amongst the most common used today, as it involves injecting the jowl or neck area with a large amount of an anesthetic solution to swell fat and minimize blood vessels. As a result of this liposuction method, swelling and bruising are minimized, which expedites a patient’s recovery period.
- Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction: This liposuction method uses sound waves to disrupt fat; once the fat cells are broken up, a cannula is used to remove the rest of the fat. This typically isn’t the first choice for removing fat from the face and neck, although that’s determined on a case-by-base basis.
Both liposuction methods are designed to minimize swelling and bruising as much as possible, thus allowing patients to return back to their normal routines faster.
To learn more about liposuction for the face and neck, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa at Correa Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, TX. During your consultation, Dr. Correa will work with you to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for liposuction.
Schedule your liposuction consultation today!