Liposuction neck

Have you tried to find a remedy for snoring, but each time the results were not satisfying? The issue could be exacerbated by the fat tissue on your neck…

The fatty tissue around the neck, often colloquially referred to as a “double chin”, is very common among people who are slightly overweight, as well as among the elderly. However, this is not a general rule, as a double chin can also occur in people who are not overweight and at any age; it all depends on your genetic inheritance.

Only a specialist can determine if your snoring is influenced by excess fat on your neck. If so, a solution could be the removal of the fatty tissue with the help of liposculpture.

When does snoring occur?

Snoring occurs when the flow of air going through the mouth and nose is physically obstructed.
When we are awake, muscles keep our tongue forward, and our soft palate elevated, thus keeping the airway open.
When we sleep, our muscles of both the tongue and the soft palate relax and flop back, partially obstructing the airway. Air flow can be obstructed by a series of factors:

  • obstructed nasal airways
  • poor muscle tone in the throat and tongue
  • bulky throat tissue
  • long soft palate and/or uvula.

Nonetheless, snoring can also occur when “external” elements put pressure on your neck or airways. Thus, it is possible that the fatty tissue on your neck may interfere with your sleeping pattern, leading to snoring problems, and other health complications.

Snoring causes sleep deprivation, which results in irritability, lack of focus and decreased libido. Research shows that sleep apnoea and snoring contribute to the development of heart diseases, hypertension, changes in the metabolic system, and stroke.

How can liposculpture help with your snoring?

Micro-cannula Liposculpture is an efficient minimally invasive treatment with no real downtime that can help reduce the fat around many areas of the body, including your neck.

In some cases, our doctors might recommend liposculpture treatments in combination with laser snoring treatments, such as SleepTight. SleepTight is an innovative laser procedure that can tighten, lift and strengthen the soft palate while Liposculpture acts from the outside of the throat by reducing the amount of weight on your neck.
This frees the obstruction in the airways, allowing you to breathe normally while you sleep. As a result, this combination treatment can prevent a lot of the oxygen desaturation in the blood and thus the brain, allowing you to rest.

Up until recently, the only effective snoring treatments have been fitted dental mouthguards or CPAP machines, but their comfort and convenience is questionable. As the quality of your sleep is such an important health issue, the alternatives available at our clinic are certainly a lot more comfortable and efficient than having to wear an oxygen mask or a mouth guard to bed every night.

Whatever snoring treatment you decide to follow, a consultation to evaluate your suitability, explain the course of treatment and the likely outcome is essential. Your specialist might recommend using a combination of laser treatments and liposculpture to help you get a good night’s sleep again.

4 thoughts on “How Liposculpture Around The Neck Can Help Reduce Snoring”

  1. N says:

    Is this procedure available in Perth and is any part of the cost covered by Medicare or health fund?

    1. Erin says:

      Hi N,

      Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, we do not have a clinic in Perth, but Dr Rich is very reputable and we do have patients who visit us from interstate. Please call us at 02 8459 0312 or email if you’d like to receive some further information.

  2. LH says:

    What do you have to offer in the US?

    1. Specialist Clinics of Australia says:

      Hi LH, I’m afraid we only offer our snoring treatment from clinics in Sydney Australia including Chatswood, Barangaroo and Sydney CBD.

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