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Double chin, also known as submental fullness, is an excess layer of fatty tissue under your lower jaw and results from a variety of causes including aging, overweight, hereditary factors or genetics. It happens by aging as the skin loose its elasticity and becomes droopy and in obese people, extra fat will be accumulated under the chin and jawline.

Double chin surgery is plastic surgery to eliminate and remove a double chin. There are a variety of solutions for treating a double chin including neck and face exercises, lifestyle, medical methods.

    • Liposuction
    • Facelift
    • Neck Lift
    • Mesotherapy
    • HIFU Treatment

There are some medical methods such as neck-lift, liposuction, and mesotherapy. However, the surgeon may combine 2 cosmetic procedures together for achieving a more satisfactory and desirable result.  The methods that can be combined are chin augmentation, neck lift, or facelift.

Unfortunately, there is no exact and clear answer to this question as it may vary from person to person depending on the patient’s age and condition. In fact, the surgeon can determine which method is a suitable treatment for you.

Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, is a surgical procedure that uses either liposuction or laser. This is the most commonly used procedure that surgeon removes the fat by making tiny incisions under the skin and using a tube that sucks the fat out. liposuction will be performed under local anesthesia.

Facelift is another surgical method to remove fat and loose, saggy skin around the chin and neck, removing a double chin. This procedure will be performed under general anesthesia for most of the patients, while it can be performed under local anesthesia for some patients. For more information, you can visit the following link:

A neck lift also referred to as platysmaplasty, is a cosmetic surgery method in order to create a youthful-looking neck by removing the excess fat and skin around the jawline. The neck lift procedure is often done as part of a face-lift in order to reduce fat deposits and sagging skin on the neck, you can visit the following link:

    • Excess fatty deposits under the chin
    • Excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls
    • Loose neck skin
    • Muscle banding in the neck, which created abnormal contours

Mesotherapy is a recent nonsurgical development in anti-aging science using deoxycholic acid for treating a double chin. In this method, the surgeon will inject deoxycholic acid into that area to dissolve the fat.

High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is the latest and revolutionary cosmetic technique for treating double chin reduction. HIFU is relatively a new non-surgical procedure using ultrasonic waves to lift and tighten skin, which results in firmer skin. HIFU is considered a non-invasive and painless treatment and is an ideal replacement for the facelift method.

depending on the type of procedure, generally takes between 45-120 minutes.

You will be asked to stop taking blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, warfarin, Coumadin, heparin or similar pills such as ibuprofen, Advil and Motrin IB several days before going through surgery. your surgeon will also ask you to stop smoking before your surgery as it slows the healing and recovery process.

After double chin reduction surgery, it is quite normal to experience bruising and swelling for 2 weeks or more. You can get back to your normal life the following day of the surgery. Your surgeon will prescribe you to wear a special garment which compressing your neck and reducing swelling. The double chin surgery recovery time is quite short and it might take several weeks to months that swelling and bruising to be disappeared completely and the incisions’ lines will be faded maximum up to 6 months.

    • Bleeding under the skin (hematoma)
    • Thick scarring
    • Infection
    • Reaction to anesthetic
    • Skin loss
    • Blood clots
    • Nerve injury
    • Open wounds

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