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Cost to Get Rid of Double Chin?

I'm not old enough for a face lift etc., but I know for a fact I'll never lose this double chin and I'd really like it gone. What can I expect for a price range?

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Price for chin liposuction on double chin

 The price of chin liposuction will vary depending on your locations, doctor's office, method of removal, and the amount of work that needs to be done. In general, it ranges from $1500 to $2500.

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Chin Liposuction in Midwest, US: $1000-$1500

Chin liposuction costs vary and are dependent upon multiple factors.  These include the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, anesthesia charges, location of the liposuction procedure and the type of liposuction performed.  The approach to liposuction varies from physician to physician.  Some surgeons use general anesthesia, some use a hospital, and some use techniques that involve expensive technology.  Each of these variables can affect the cost of chin liposuction.

Obtaining liposuction fee quotes on the telephone or internet can be confusing.  Therefore, it’s important to meet with a physician and know exactly what he or she is talking about.  Make sure you’re not talking apples and oranges and that you’re getting a fee quote for a comparable procedure.

In the Midwestern United States, chin liposuction fees range from $1000 to $1500. This would typically include the surgeons fee, facility fee, anesthesia charges and after care.

Cost is obviously important, but it’s also important to be comfortable with the surgeon’s qualifications and experience.  Make sure you get all your questions answered and are comfortable with your surgeon.

Cost to get rid of Double chin

The price of neck liposuction will depend upon the time required for the surgery.  For many people this can be the most significant change one can make for a relatively small amount of money.
Neck liposuction might be a small procedure, but checking the credentials of your plastic survey and facility are still very important.

Precision, expertise and patience is required to get the best results from chin liposuction. 

Liposuction, as you may have heard in the popular media, is the most commonly performed surgical procedure each year in the United States. Here's a statistic that you may not have heard: the majority of physicians performing liposuction in the United States are not plastic surgeons; in fact, many do not have any formal surgical training whatsoever. It seems hard to believe, but many physicians performing liposuction have had no more training in liposuction than a 'weekend course'. One way to determine whether or not a physician has had appropriate training in a particular surgery is to confirm that they have hospital privileges for that procedure, and that the procedure is being performed in an accredited facility.  I would not be surproised to learn that these physicians will have lower prices and perhaps set prices for surgery
I fear that some practitioners view liposuction as a 'simple' surgery, since it does not involve making large incisions, and it requires little, if any, suturing. Nothing could be further from the truth. Liposuction, in my mind, is a very challenging and rewarding operation that requires careful planning and preparation, and a great deal of care and finesse when it is actually performed. It requires a three-dimensional understanding of the layers of human anatomy, an understanding that is second nature to a surgeon alone. I think that it is often an inadequate understanding of anatomy (and, perhaps, of the body's response to surgery) which leads to the poor results in liposuction that unfortunately are so often seen.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

cost of getting rid of a double chin

 The cost range could be anywhere from $1500-6000 dollars depending upon what is done. Simple liposuction of the sub-mental fat under local anesthesia will be the cheapest.The cost of any cosmetic procedure is driven by 3 factors. These are anesthesia doctor's fee, operating room a fee, and surgeons fee. A full neck lift with  removal of sub-platysmal and sub-mental fat and a platysma-plasty could cost approximately $6000. Expect 2 weeks of bruising and swelling regardless of what procedures being performed. For more information, our price list, and neck lift photo gallery, please see  the link below

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

Double chin lipo cost

Correction of the lower face, jawline, chin and neck areas may entail liposuction, muscle tightening, suture suspension, skin resection (lower facelift), and/or a chemical peel or resurfacing. Liposuction by itself may not produce your desired result. A chin enlargement (augmentation genioplasty) can enhance the results of a liposuction. A necklift may also be indicated and may entail 3 or 4 different types of procedures based upon the condition of the skin, fat (amount and location), muscles (loose, weak, or separated), as well as your general body weight and facial shape.

For example, chin implants are commonly performed in combination with liposuction of the neck, tightening of the neck muscles, and/or a facelift. Sometimes, Botox or fillers (collagen, fat, Gortex, Alloderm, etc.) can also provide improvements without surgery. During the consultation we may determine that other procedures are better suited for your optimal outcome.

Liposuction of the neck is typically performed through several small (1/4") incisions placed under the chin and behind the ears. It takes about an hour and may performed on an outpatient basis under local, sedation, or general anesthesia. Additional incisions are required to treat the jowls.

Chin augmentation can be performed inside or outside the mouth. I prefer the latter for several reasons. The operation may involve removal of skin and/or fat (liposuction) and/or movement of the chin pad and/ or tightening or repair of the underlying muscles. The proper procedure to perform is a complex decision process determined based on your desires, anatomy, practicality, and wound healing.

Surgery varies from 1-4 hours but may take longer.

We generally recommend that you take a week off work and avoid strenuous physical activity for three weeks. Compression garments are generally required during the first week.

The surgery can be done in several different places (hospital, office surgical suite, or surgicenter) and the prices vary accordingly with the last being the most affordable.

Neck liposuction can range anywhere from $2000 up to $3500, chin enlargement from $2500 up to $15000, a facelift can range anywhere from $4500 up to $16,000.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

Cost for double chin treatment options

Thanks for sharing.  Submental liposuction is an excellent procedure to remove the fullnes / fat underneath the chin.  Depending on the exam, Patients may need...
  1. Lipo
  2. Lipo and platysmaplasty
  3. Lipo, platysmaplasty, and skin excision
Laser lipolysis may be an adjunt procedure that is also done with the above procedures.

The cost range may be $3,500 - $6,000 depending on what needs to be done.  There may be facility fees and anesthesia fees as well.  These procedures may be performed under local anesthesia to reduce your costs.

Please consult with an experienced board certified facial plastic surgeon

Raymond E. Lee, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Cost of Neck Liposuction

The cost of surgery shouldn't be your only concern when choosing a plastic surgeon for your procedure. Determine his experience, training, reputation, before and after photos, and revision rate. In Atlanta, chin liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia or under sedation. Though local anesthesia sounds like a good idea, the neck has to be injected with numbing medicine from ear to ear all the way across the neck which can be several needle sticks. The procedure takes 15 minutes under sedation and I think this would be a much more comfortable procedure. In Atlanta, chin liposuction with sedation ranges from $2000-$4000 depending on the surgeon's experience.

Over the age of 45, many people lose skin elasticity and, if you fall into that category, you may need a neck lift along with the neck liposuction so the skin doesn't hang afterwards.  The best way to determine if you are a candidate for either is to visit a surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery procedures. 

Mike Majmundar, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Neck liposuction

The key to liposuction is the quality of the skin and not the amount of fat removed.  If the skin of the neck is tight it will recoil and redrape after liposuction. If the skin is lax then you will just get saggy skin.  You may be a good candidate for liposuction of the neck and submental area.  An examination is necessary to give you appropriate advice.

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

The cost of treating a double chin

the answer is is that it is variable. However in my office if it is truly just chin liposuction then the cost is approximately $3000. In our office that's with the added benefit of laser assisted liposuction in the form of SlimLipo. I've used Smartlipo as well as traditional liposuction by itself in my impression is that SlimLipo offers the best results in the chin, jaw line, neck area.I perform these procedures under local anesthesia with very nice results in very little downtime for the patients. If you choose to undergo a procedure like this under sedation or even general anesthesia you may find your costs increasing as much as $2500.  adding a chin implant to the procedure will improve the look dramatically and has an added cost of around $2200

Chase Lay, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

Double Chin Liposuction Fee

We would charge starting at $2000 + MD Anesthesia related expenses (if an MD Anesthesiologist) is necessary on the case.

For the most cost effective procedure performed with the highest standard of care, consult with surgeons who own their own nationally accredited surgery center.

To understand your options, consult with 3 experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

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