Fat deposits in the face and neck can be problematic for many people. Although we need fat in our face to give us a fuller, more youthful-looking face. Too much fat in certain areas will start to change to the shape of your face and neck and will make you look bulkier or older.
Typically fat starts to build up in the lower face and neck as well as around the jaw.
There are two main causes of these fat buildups. Most commonly it is due to weight gain. Some bodies naturally store fat in the lower face and neck, while other bodies have the fat in other areas.
Aging is another reason for the change in the location of fat in the face, even if there is no weight gain. The loosening of our tissues as well as the hormonal changes that we experience with age causes the fat sacks in the lower face to become more obvious.
Mild: There are some very effective non-invasive treatments available to you:
- Exilis uses the power of Radio Frequency to make your fat cells release the fats from within, where your body then consumes it as energy.
- Endermolift by LPG may also be used to eliminate fat and water retention from the areas you desire.
- Ultherapy can be used to lift, tighten and reduce the fat and tissue in the lower face.
Medium: Semi-invasive treatments may be recommended by our consultants:
- Mesotherapy is injected into the area with special fat-fighting chemicals that liquefy and eliminate the excess fat.
- Threads may also be used when there is more excess skin and fat to lift the drooping areas.
Severe: In these cases, it might be a better option to go for:
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction or laser-assisted liposuction to remove the excess fat that other treatments may not be able to get rid of.
- Mini facelift or tuck may also be necessary in some cases.
Certain tips can help reduce the fat deposits under the skin.
In the case of weight gain:
- Focus on your diet by eliminating Saturated and Trans Fats from your diet (substitutes are olive oil, flaxseed oil or sunflower oil).
- Exercise for about 45 minutes for five days a week to maintain optimum metabolism and avoid the accumulation of fat under the skin.
- Increase the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet.
- Reduce the consumption of meat and poultry, which are considered to be fattening.
In the case of aging:
- Make sure to reduce the UV/Sunlight you are exposed to reduce the degradation of collagen in your skin which is causing your skin to droop.
- Make sure to maintain your healthy lifestyle and diet.
- Avoid smoking of any kind.
- Do not pull at or play with the area excessively.
- If you are veiled try to avoid over tightening the veil and allow the area to breathe freely.