Best Procedures for Getting Rid of a Double Chin

Excess fat and skin under the chin and around the jawline can add years to your appearance and make you appear much heavier than you already are. Many people who have a “double chin” find that losing weight with diet and exercise doesn’t resolve the problem. The extra fat accumulated in this area could be a result of genetics so the only answer really is plastic surgery. Many plastic surgeons offer facial liposuction procedures to get rid of the double chin, but there are now a variety of techniques that can help to not only get rid of the extra fat but also create a youthful and sculpted appearance.

If you have been struggling to lose that double chin and are thinking about having plastic surgery, get in touch with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area. Your surgeon can review your skin and health history, and determine which fat removal and skin tightening procedures will help to get rid of your double chin for good!

Treatment Options for Getting Rid of a Double Chin

Even though you can undergo a simple facial liposuction procedure that gets rid of excess fat under the jawline, you may get better benefits from a combination of laser lipo, skin tightening and skin rejuvenation treatments.

Dr. Christine Petti recently discussed her technique for getting rid of a double chin on The Doctors TV show. One of her patients had a very small chin in comparison to the rest of her face and had accumulated a significant amount of fat directly underneath. She needed about three layers of sutures and a small incision inside her lower lip so that the surgeon could reshape and sculpt the area properly. A chin implant was placed directly over the chin bone so that the patient’s features appeared much more balanced.

Dr. Petti used the SmartLipo device to melt and remove the excess fat under the chin and around her jawline. The heat from this laser lipo procedure helped to tighten the skin slightly, which helped to create a contoured upper neck. Dr. Petti then performed a laser fractional resurfacing procedure which helped to tighten and tone the skin even further, and created a smoother, youthful appearance.

Benefits of Double Chin Reduction Procedures

In addition to the aesthetic benefits of having a sculpted and proportionately-sized chin, people who undergo a double chin reduction procedure also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Improved skin tone
  • More resilient skin around the neck
  • No risk of gaining weight back around the chin and neck if body weight increases
  • Balances out the upper body and shoulders
  • Creates a more rejuvenated look – can take several years off the appearance

If you think you may be a good candidate for the double chin removal procedure, get in touch with plastic surgery doctors in your area. Your surgeon can take a close look at the size and shape of your chin and determine what types of liposuction and skin tightening procedures can help you achieve your goals.