Is there a procedure that could help get rid of a double chin or show better bone structure in the face? (photos)

Is there a way to get the chin from the first pictures to be more tightened like when I grab the skin under my neck and lift it up?

Doctor Answers 8

The true diagnosis

You don't have a strongly defined jaw.

Your chin is a little bit pointed and has fairly good projection.

A chin implant can give you a better jaw definition, but you also risk having an excessively pointed chin with an implant.

There are chin implants that have more definition on the sides with less projection forward. This may be an option for you.

You could most likely gain some benefit from liposuction of the chin and neck as well.

Without seeing you in person, my thoughts are that a chin implant would be my first choice, but it would have to be done very carefully. Liposuction would be second choice, ideally both procedures at the same time.

Consult with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to see what options would work best for you.

Best of luck,

Mats Hagstrom, M.D.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Is there a procedure that could help get rid of a double chin or show better bone structure in the face?

A neck and lower facelift would be a much better option for you then liposuction of the neck.  He really have loose skin along the jawline and neck and even cheek and very little fat beneath the neck.  I would recommend that you consult a plastic surgeon who is board certified and experienced in face and neck lift surgery.

How to achieve a better-defined jawline.

Since you are young this is not a "loose skin: situation, and by your middle view, there is only a modest fat component. Fat in this area is both subcutaneous and sub-platysmal, so an open approach will allow fat to be addressed by direct excision (not liposuction) in both planes, and allow the muscle to be tightened anteriorly, further refining the neck.

However, I must agree with my oral and maxillofacial colleague Dr. Jamali--I believe you would benefit from an extended anatomic Flowers mandibular glove chin implant to strengthen your chi and jawline, as well as "taking-up" a small amount of skin and tightening it (especially important after fat removal, though less of an issue in a young man with good skin elasticity). I would, however, not do a chin implant alone or first; I would do all the above at one operation for maximum improvement with a single procedure.

I hope this has given you food for thought. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen

Richard H. Tholen, MD, FACS
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 255 reviews

Neck lift candidate

There are fatty deposits above and below the platysma muscle in the neck and both must be removed to give a more angulated jawline. A platysma-plasty will also be required at the same time.  There is  no skin  removal. For many examples, please see the link below to see what can be accomplished with a neck lift procedure.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 143 reviews


I believe you could start by having a genioplasty procedure done first. If still needed, you could go ahead with the liposuction.

Majid Jamali, DMD
New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Submental Liposuction

Chin/neck liposuction has become more and more popular in my practice. It requires minimal downtime and is very price friendly and provided incredible results. Judging by your pictures, you are young and would be a great candidate for this procedure. I recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon for a formal examination and to discuss your options!

Leo Lapuerta, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Procedure to get rid of double chin

Hello and thank you for your question.
This is a difficult question to answer accurately without seeing you in person. However, you may benefit, from what I see, from some submental liposuction. Another possibility may be mandibular implants. 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!

David L. Cangello, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Is there a procedure that could help get rid of a double chin or show better bone structure in the face?

Thanks for your question. I imagine that you are searching for a better profile and more definition of the mandible. I would suggest a liposuction of the neck ( chin) with particular emphasis on the mandibular line.

When carrying out this procedure it's important to really thin out the fat just below the skin. A small layer of fat is always left on top of the platysma (neck muscle) so that the skin does not get "stuck down".I make small incisions ( 3mm ) behind the earlobe and right under the chin.

Seek out  a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with years of experience. Good luck

Jose Perez-Gurri, MD, FACS
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 232 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.