What can I do to get rid the "double chin" I get when I smile? I think my chin is too small, how can I change this? (Photos)
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Multiple Option for Correcting Your Double Chin
Hello and thank-you for sharing your question and photos.
Based on the photos you have provided, I would suggest chin augmentation and liposuction. Chin augmentation liposuction of the chin and neck produces consistently good results for appropriate candidates. If the appearance of you chin on profile view does not concern you, you may consider addressing only the fullness due to fat in the submental area. We are very excited with the development of several non-invasive techniques for correction of a double chin. We offer the Cool mini as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction for the right candidate. Generally, two treatments are required separated by 4-6 weeks. We also offer Kybella which is another non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Generally 3-6 treatments are needed separated by 4-6 weeks.
I would visit with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to learn about your options..
There are several options for a "double chin"
First: Consider the jawbone itself. Is the mandible projecting out properly? If no, a chin implant or moving the bone forward (genioplasty) could be an option.
If there is fat in the upper neck, options include Kybella to dissolve the fat, liposuction, or a direct fat excision.
A platysmaplasty to tighten the muscle layer might also be indicated. Occasionally, I will find a small amount of fat below the platysma that can be removed to give the neck a better contour.
A plastic surgeon can evaluate your particular anatomy and discuss these options with you. I suspect that you would make for a good surgical candidate.
Getting rid of the double chin.
A double chin can be due to excess fat in the chin area, early jowling in the area, and a small chin. Liposuction and a chin implant can improve the neck line. Alternatively, Kybella injections can help improve the neck fullness. Kybella is a non surgical option for patients with submental fullness.
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What to do to get rid of the double chin?
A full set of photographs are required of the face to determine what may be required for 1-2 surgical procedures. When patients have a weak and recessive chin profile, a chin implant is placed to augment the chin forward to help with facial balance, proportions, and improve the jawline. When patients have excess fatty deposits in the neck, liposuction is performed to improve that area. For more information and many examples of both procedures, please see the link and the video below
Get rid the "double chin" I get when I smile? I think my chin is too small, how can I change this?
Hope this helps.
It appears that you have some fullness under your chin, but it is not bad at all. Easy fix is just keep your chin up when you smile and take photos. It will save you some money too. :) But from a surgical perspective, there are several good treatments for sub-mental fat fullness. I personally use in office liposuction, coolsculpting, or INFINI in my practice, although there are other modalities as well. The results are near permanent when it comes to the fat removal. Best to have a consult with a plastic surgeon as there is nothing like an in person hands on consult.
How best to fix a double chin?
Everybody gets a little fatty pad when they look down. The key is the effect is exaggerated in people with early lower face ageing and a short chin,You have a slightly short chin and so it is a little more noticeable. I find a good technique is to liposuck the under jaw area and if there is enough fat, inject this into the tip of the chin to augment the projection. Two birds with the same stone. Otherwise, there are a range of semi permanent fillers that can augment your chin profile. I like sculptra but ask your local plastic surgeon what they prefer. Hope that helps. Adam Goodwin