I have double chin. What procedure would be best? I am considering a procedure.
Best Procedure for Double Chin?
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Double Chin Procedure
Liposuction is a great less-invasive alternative to neck lifts.
Consult with your surgeon to see if this is best for the results you
wish to achieve.
Chin surgery & liposuction are often effective for the dreaded double chin
A double chin occurs when your jaw (mandible) is relatively weak compared to the amount of soft tissue under your neck. And a double chin never looks good, you won't see many leading male or female actors with double chins.
Depending on the severity of your problem you may benefit from surgical or non-surgical chin augmentation, to strengthen you jawline. If you have a chin implant surgery, the same incision may be used to remove any extra fat under the neck. In severe cases, loose skin may need to be tightened. This requires a neck lift procedure. Strengthening the jawline is often more important in reducing a double chin that removing fat under the neck.
In summary, double chins can be best treated by making your jaw stronger and/or removing and extra fat or hanging skin.
Feel free to click on the link below to review before and after photos of my patients who have received a Chin Augmentation with Liposuction.
Treatment for a double chin
A saggy, fatty "gobble neck" can add more years to a face than a whole head of gray hair. The neck lift is an easy way to reduce jowls, eliminate a double chin, slim the bands of muscle that form the wattle, and tighten neck skin. Typically, a sugeon will also decide to perform a lipectomy, suctioning out fat in order to resculpt the area. She or he may also insert a chin implant to create even more definition. A lipectomy is performed through an incision less than a centimeter long under the chin and a 2 mm incision in the crease of the earlobe. A cannula is then inserted and fat is liposuctioned out in order to resculpt the neckline. If a neck lift is also being performed, excess skin will be removed. This can be done under twilight sedation with local anesthesia, instead of general anesthesia.
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Treatment options for a double chin
Liposuction, neck lifts, and facelifts are the three basic ways to treat a double chin. Sometimes a chin implant is also a possibility. The choice depends on your skin elasticity which is usually closely related to your age. If your skin will shrink, a liposuction or neck lift procedure can be done but if your skin is lax, you need it removed as in a facelift.
Double chin options
Non surgical options include:
1) Kybella to dissolve the fatty tissue in the submental area
2) Cool-mini treatment from Coolsculpting to target the same area
3) Adding a skin tightening device such as Ulthera or Profound to the neck tissue in conjunction with the one of the above to further tighten the skin.
Surgical options include:
1) Straight liposuction which would reduce the pinchable fat under the chin
2) Anterior neck lift with liposuction which would also allow for tightening of the platysmal muscles in the midline to allow for tighter neck contour
3) Traditional neck lift which does the same as 2) but also removes some excess skin in the neck.
I would recommend that you visit with a board certified plastic surgeon who offers the various options above to discuss the pros/cons of each option and help you decide which is the best for you.
Treatment Options for Double Chin
One or more of the following procedures may be required to correct the double chin, and, it varies patient to patient depending on the state of the aforementioned areas: liposuction; chin augmentation - I prefer genioplasty in this situation because it tightens the muscles under the chin in addition to improving bony support; platysmaplasty - tightening the platysma muscles through a submittal incision; lower face and neck lift.
Best procedure for double chin
A double chin is usually caused by fatty deposits in the neck. There are 2 locations of fatty deposits in the neck, and these are sub-mental and sub-platysmal fat deposits. Sub-mental fat can be removed with simple liposuction, while sub-platysmal fat must be removed surgically and then a platysma-plasty is required. This is called in neck lift.
For many examples of neck lifts and chin implants for double chin improvement, please see the link below
Best Procedure for Double Chin
Different procedures could be recommended, liposuction, liposuction in combination with Thermage, neck lift with tightening of the muscle underneath the chin
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