Am I a candidate for double chin liposuction? (photo)

I am 33 and I have a double chin from my childhool which i dont like. No matter what I do, exercise or diet , it will not go away. could you please let me know if I am a candidate for liposuction or there is any other ways i can remove these fats ? Thanks

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You should be aware that there will soon be a new drug for this double chin area – called ATX-101

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Thanks for your question and the photos – they help.You need to have a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to learn all of your treatment options. Liposuction or laser-assisted liposuction may be very useful here, when performed by a skilled surgeon.You should be aware that there will soon be a new drug for this double chin area – called ATX-101. This is a drug that will be injected into the neck to help reduce the double chin. A series of injections will be needed; some pain and swelling are reported in the clinical trials. We hope to see this drug approved this year and you may be a candidate for this – an exam by a trained physician when this is available will be needed.

Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Liposuction may be one of a few options

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First thing is to make a comprehensive assessment. This would include all the various factors that are keeping your facial profile look less than ideal.

This often includes a sense of balance regarding facial bones, muscle and fat distribution.

The picture you shared is limited, but from what I see, it appears your mandible or jaw projection is somewhat limited.

If this is true, you may do much better with some liposuction and a conservative chin implant.

Sometimes the combination of procedures gives a person striking results while still maintaining a natural look.

Please check the link I have included. Look at the patient in the upper left.

She had liposuction, a chin implant and a gentle muscle plication. Each one of the procedures was done carefully and conservatively.

In combination, the results were pleasing to the patient.

Please seek out an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience and excellent online reviews.

I wish you the very best of luck.

When done correctly, the several procedures can bring an immense sense of joy.

Best of luck,

Mats Hagstrom, M.D.

Candidate for double chin lipo?

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Hello and thank you for your question.
You may be a candidate for submental liposuction but there's no way to tell from your limited pictures. One can not assess the quality of your skin and whether it would contract after liposuction alone. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to get more specific answers to your questions which can best be addressed after a thorough history and examination is performed.
Best of Luck to you!

Submental Smartlipo candidate

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Thank you for posting a photo and your question. The photo looks as if you would be a great candidate for Submental Smartlipo. This procedure will remove unwanted fat deposits while tightening the skin.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Candidate for chin or neck liposuction

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Thank you for your question.  Based on your photograph you appear to be an excellent candidate for liposuction of the submental area beneath your chin.  Please consult a board certified plastic surgeon who has significant experience with liposuction procedures.

Submental fat is best removed via direct excision.

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You are young, have, good skin tone, and a small amount of localized excess fatty tissue. This is what many surgeons would consider a "perfect" candidate for liposuction.

However, liposuction is blunt, indirect, often bloody, and not so uniform since fat is removed in tunnels, and can bleed, bruise, and become firm, scarred, and irregular.

Direct excision (via a slightly longer incision in the exact same location) is just as easy, but much more precise, smooth, thorough, and with accurate hemostasis under direct vision it is less bloody, bruised, and less scarred or irregular. In other words, Better!

You need subtlety and precision, and liposuction, even done skillfully and with small cannulas (including SmartLipo or ultrasonic) is NOT better than direct excision. This is why I do direct excision with cases such as yours and can give smooth results such as shown in the web reference link you can click on below. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen

Chin Liposuction

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Hi O,
You appear to have localized fullness, and at the age of 33 you should have good overlying skin tone.  I believe you would benefit from chin liposuction with or without chin enhancement (I can't tell from the photos).  Be sure to see only a board certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon.  I wish you all the best,  "Dr. Joe"

Double Chin Liposuction

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Improving the contour beneath the chin in the submental area requires evaluation of three components. The first is projection of the chin, the second is the amount of fat in the area, and third is the degree of skin and soft tissue laxity. If there is good chin projection and good skin elasticity then liposuction is an excellent choice. There is a new procedure called Thermitight that I have been performing for the last nine months. This uses heat to not only shrink fat but also to tighten the underlying tissues and skin. This would be alternative procedure to consider in place of standard liposuction.

Bryan W. Rubach, MD
Naperville Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Sub-mental fat removal for fatty deposits in the neck

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Fatty deposits in the neck are located above and below the platysma muscle. These are known as sub-mental fat and sub-platysmal fat deposits. At the time of examination/ consultation, your surgeon can determine what may need to be performed. The sub-mental fat can be removed with simple liposuction, however sub-platysmal fat must be surgically removed and a platysma plasty performed thereafter. For many examples, please see the link below

Am I a candidate for double chin liposuction?

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Based on the photo you've posted, you appear to be a candidate. A consultation will allow your plastic surgeon to evaluate your jawline, skin elasticity and chin projection to confirm this. If you are healthy, maintain and stable weight and have a stubborn fat deposit under your chin/ jaw, liposuction can be very effective. I hope this information is helpful for you.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon

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