Thin and elegant neck, as well as proudly straightened shoulders, force to pay attention to the person, thus emphasizing confidence and attractiveness. But correct posture is not only one of the criteria of beauty, but also a guarantee of good health. Maintaining the physiological position of the ridge, maintaining of the normal muscle tone and an adequate load on the shoulders is a natural prevention of atherosclerosis, which is contributing to the preservation of normal blood supply to the neck and head.
But sometimes fatty tissue begins to accumulate around the vertebrae of the cervical spine- it is known as the widow's hump. The formation, which arose against the background of physical inactivity, improper diet or hormonal disorders, not only looks unattractive, but is accompanied by health problems.
The widow's hump, "withers" or "woman's nape" is a disease that manifests itself in hypertrophy of adipose tissue in the junction of the cervical and thoracic spine. The cushion of fat around the 7th vertebra of the cervical spine initially seems almost imperceptible. But if action is not taken in time, it continues to grow and thicken, thus bringing more and more discomfort. The following may occur with the growth of "withers":
The accumulation of fat on the back of the neck often appears after 35-40 years. But the factors leading to the appearance of a widow's hump often arise much earlier.
The main cause of "withers" is the metabolic disorders in the background of hormonal imbalance that occur due to:
The appearance of a widow's hump in the neck is also provoked by the following:
Similar problems may arise from salt deposits in the cervical region or curvature of the spine. Only a doctor can determine the cause of an ugly hump in a patient and prescribe the correct treatment.
In order to prevent the appearance of "withers", it is worth remembering about some preventive measures:
Unfortunately, conservative treatment can only help in the early stages of the disease and slow down the "withers" growth a little. It is possible to remove the problem completely only with surgical intervention.
Until recently, in order to remove fat deposits from the neck, the patient had to undergo serious surgery with mechanical excision of tissues. Such an intervention was accompanied by long-term recovery and the formation of ugly scars on the skin.
The alternative is the low-impact liposuction, which allows you to remove excess fat without the use of a scalpel quickly and effectively. Ultrasonic liposuction of the neck is considered to be the most relevant procedure for combating widow's hump. Plastic surgery in this area is more difficult than the one in other areas because of connective tissue formations that divide the fat roller into separate fragments. But ultrasonic liposuction helps to cope with the problem by selective acting onto the tissues.
Ultrasonic radiation destroys the cell wall of adipocytes without affecting the nerves, blood vessels, fascia and ligaments. The impulse penetrates the skin through thin cannulas, which leave almost imperceptible punctures. The softened contents of fat cells are removed from the tissues of the neck with the help of a compressor along with the destroyed components.
The reason for the superiority of ultrasonic liposuction over other methods is the minimal invasiveness of the procedure and the rapid removal of "withers" with small blood loss. But in rare cases heating of the tissues during surgery can cause scarring of the skin. Before carrying out liposuction, a medical examination and a series of tests are necessary.
plastic surgery, which is carried out under general anesthesia, is being assigned in the absence of contraindications. If you want, you can combine the procedure with lipofilling - rejuvenation with your own fat.
In order to remove the hump from the neck, the surgeon needs about an hour. After liposuction, the patient must spend the day under medical supervision in the hospital. Postoperative recovery can take up to two weeks, during which it is necessary to perform the following:
You may admire the beautiful neck again as soon as edema goes off, but the final results may be evaluated 2 months after the plastic surgery.
It is worth remembering that failure to comply with medical recommendations can lead to the reappearance of the "withers" even after surgery. But if you keep a close eye on your health, balance the diet and love sports, you can forget about the ugly hump and its unpleasant consequences!