Hey all. I am 23 years old. I have always (since 7th grade) had a double chin. Both my parents have it, & neither are overweight. I am not overweight either, I have nice muscles and a pretty flat stomach. 30 waist. This chin fat just wont go anywhere. I eat real clean but its there even when I got down to 140, and I looked way too skinny (minus of course that chin!). Seeing as how I must be genetically predisposed, lipo would be my last option? Does this look like a typical case? Thanks guys!
Lipo As my Last Option for Double Chin?
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Liposuction for double chin
From your picture and your age, I believe you would be a very good candidate for chin/neck liposuction. Adding Ultrasound assisted liposuction (Vaser) or laser assisted liposuction (smartlipo) would also help tone and tighten up your skin. When you go for your consultation, be certain that your surgeon is a board certified plastic surgeon.
Lipo a good last option for double chin and Chin Implant may help as well.
You are correct that a double chin may be inherited from one or both parents even in thin fit people.
Liposuction should help significantly. On the neck I prefer to use Laser Assisted Liposuction called Slim Lipo because in my experience the Laser lipo leaves smoother skin and achieves good skin tightening.
You may also want to consider a Chin Implant. Many people who inherit a double chin also inherit a small chin. The Chin Implant can be done at the same time as Chin or Neck liposuction and the combination often produces the best result
Lipo is a great option for double chin!
You would be an ideal candidate for chin liposuction! The fat is small, localized and cannot be reduced by diet or exercise. Your skin is elastic and I would not expect any skin laxity following the liposuction. Liposuction in this area gives long lasting results.
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Lipo As my Last Option for Double Chin
I would recommend Smart Lipo + lipo for your chin area. seek opinions from boarded surgeons in your area. Be careful make sure you are completely informed as to what to expect.
Liposuction a good option
If you are motivated to do something about your chin ten liposuction with or without a chin implant is an excellent choice. The liposuction will help to reduce and contour the unwanted fat underneath your chin. The chin implant helps to provide a little more forward projection of your chin and adds to the effect of your liposuction. Keep in mind that there are many different types of chin implants so not everyone winds up with a broad square "manly chin". The implant can provide a minimal but satisfying enhancement in your natural appearance.
Full neck in a young individual: liposuction and/or chin implant
Liposuction is most definitely an option. Another consideration is the use of a chin imlpant which can enhance the appearance of the profile. You may want to consider imaging this for yourself.
I believe that you are a reasonable candidate for liposuction of the chin. This would improve your profile. Seek an exam and consultation from a couple of board certified plastic surgeons.
Neck lipo for double chin at 23
It is likely genetic and at your age liposuction may be a reasonable option because your skin will naturally tighten after the excess fat is removed.. Check with a plastic surgeon in your area.
Your neck should be evaluated by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, then your goals, then a plan of action. You should be a good candidate, barring any health concerns, and the results we see are best with localized neck fat and normal weight combinations.
Open lipectomy and platysmaplasty is better
It is not possible to tell where the fat is in your neck. It may be superficial or under the muscle or both. The best results are with a small incision under you chin, with excision of fat under direct vision. This also allows the muscle layer to be tightened to create a hammock effect, to support the neck tissues.
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