Double Chin Surgery Lipo

What are the benefits of chin liposuction?

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Double Chin is Best Treated with Liposuction

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Liposuction is an excellent procedure to treat a double chin.

I use Laser Liposuction to treat the Double Chin because I also find that the skin tightening achieved with Laser Liposuction improves results

Chin, neck, jawline Liposuctions do Great for $2500

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Chin or neck liposuction  make such a difference for most people to help them look more fit, slimmer, younger and can add to their self-confidence. It is easy to go through and only 1 day downtime for a mere $2500.

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Chin and Neck Liposuction

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Chin Liposuction can create a more youthful and balanced appearance to the chin, jawline and neck regions.

Chin liposuction has low complication rate in experienced hands and patients are generally very pleased with the results.

It is important to wear a special garment to contour the shape and contour of the neck and jawline.

Hope this is helpful.

Dr. Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 205 reviews

Very small incision, improved jaw line

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This is a great question. Chin liposuctions (sometime referred to as submental or neck liposuction) is good for patients with a "full neck" who do not have a well-defined jaw line. Chin liposuction can be performed with a very small (0.5 cm) incision under the chin and similar incisions behind the earlobes. Through these small incisions, the entire neck and chin area can be liposuctioned effectively. By removing the excess fat in the neck and chin areas, the jaw line becomes more defined and gives the patient a more youthful look. Neck liposuction is not appropriate for all patients, however. The fat in the neck is usually above and below the neck muscle (the platysma muscle). Liposuction is good for patients with the majority of fat above their platysma muscle. It is dangerous to liposuction the fat under the platysma muscle. You will need to be examined by our plastic surgeon to determine if neck liposuction is indicated for you. If you have redundant skin in your neck, then you may need a combination of neck liposuction and neck lift. Otherwise, the liposuction may just lead to more loose skin. I hope this is helpful.

Chin liposuction

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Chin liposuction can significantly improve the appearance of the neck area immediately under the chin. The operation is performed through a tiny incision under the chin and excess fat is removed. Patients go home the same day. The area looks normal in a week or two and significantly improves the appearance of the neck and chin

Liosuction of the chin

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Some individuals have 'sagging' necks primarily due to fat accumulation below the jawbone (mandible). In some cases, liposuction alone can significantly improve the neck appearance. Liposuction is also frequently combined with surgical neck rejuvenation, and in selected cases some direct excision of fat (through a hidden incision below the chin) is performed. The reduction of fat in the area below the jawline and in the anterior neck almost always makes the neck appear longer, and makes the patient's profile appear more elegant or refined.

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 123 reviews

Liposuction to treat a double chin

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Chin liposuction, also called neck liposuction or submental liposuction, is a procedure to remove excess fat from the neck, just under/behind the chin.  The purpose of the surgery is to give patients a cleaner looking neck and jawline and to treat the "double chin."  I usually recommend this procedure in patients who are at their baseline weight, but still have a persistence of fat under the chin.

The surgery can be performed under local anesthesia (with light sedation) and takes approximately 30-45 minutes in total. The small liposuction cannula is inserted through one or two tiny (3-4 mm) incisions under the chin.  

In patients with visible banding of the neck muscles (platysmal bands), I often perform submental liposuction in addition to a platysmal plication. This combination of bringing these "unzipped" neck bands together with removing a conservative amount of fat yields excellent results in restoring a more youthful looking neck. 

Umang Mehta, MD
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Neck & chin liposuction give great results

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having performed more than 100 neck and face liposuctions over the years, I can tell you that liposuction of the neck (submental) greatly enhances appearance and makes the patient look younger and more refined.

Sean Younai, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.3 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

Chin/neck liposuction

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Chin and neck liposuction is an excellent alternative to more invasive procedures such as a necklift/platysmaplasty. You will not be able to repair the platysma muscle with liposuction (platysmal banding). You will also not be able to get as much contouring as you could with surgery, but the results can be very impressive. Some plastic surgeons would suggest using an additional energy source such as ultrasound (VASER) or laser (SMART or SLIM) liposuction to tighten the skin even more. However, even with traditional tumescent liposuction techniques, the results can be very impressive.

John L. Burns Jr., MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Chin liposuction results

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The hallmark of a youthful neck is a sharp ACUTE angle between the like of the neck and that of the jaw. This angle is largely aided by youthful skin which is adherent to the underlying musculature, a paucity (NOT absence) of fat and a flat, two bellied muscle called the platysma which is very adherent to the deeper structures of the chest, neck and jaw.

As we age,gain weight both above and below the platysma, the muscle becomes redundant and comes off its attachment converting the acute neck angle to a more obtuse angle. The extreme is the loss of the "L" between the back of the jaw,neck and chest to an Oblique "I" straight line between the near front of the jaw and the neck.

The platysma muscle is a thin muscle that extends from the lower jaw as low as the upper chest and is occasionally referred to as "The Shaving Muscle". It is seen in all its glory with weight lifters clenching their teeth. Viewed frontally, it has several variations involving different extents of muscle fusions between the right and left muscles as the come closer as they near the bottom of the jaw.

Liposuction removed fat. It cannot and does not correct muscular deformities. If on examination the preponderance of the fat is under the skin / over the platysma, the patient has good skin tone and the muscle is not too detached nor has very prominent pillars, a liposuction procedure is likely to get good results.

But - if the patient has a short neck with fat both above the platysma and below, with platysma muscle laxity and pillars and skin laxity, liposuction by itself is unlikely to correct all these deformities. It would have to be combined with re-shaping and lifting of the platysma (IE platysmaplasty).

Hope this was helpful.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

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