Cosmetic Surgery

Double Chin Surgery

Double Chin Surgery

The desire for a snatched well-defined jawline and a nicely projecting chin with a sweeping neck­line is considered a sign of youth and beauty.

There are many reasons for the appear­ance of a double chin, ranging from genetics (you might have inher­ited a short stocky neck) to devel­op­mental reasons, were you might have gone over your ideal body weight. Some of the reasons for this appear­ance are unre­lated to the degree of fat tissue under the chin, but relate to a weak or retruded chin or a very shallow angle between the chin and neck (the cervicomental angle).

If excessive fat is the primary cause f your double chin, then local anes­thesia liposuc­tion is the most elegant way of getting rid of this fat. You have to be aware that in the neck there are two kinds of fat tissue in the double chin area, fat under the skin which you can pinch and fat below the platysma muscle which can’t be removed with liposuction.

If the skin has lost its elasti­city and is not expected to snap back after the liposuc­tion then assisted tech­niques like NeckTite come in handy as it aids with the skin and collagen tight­ening in addi­tion to the liposuction.

Sometimes addi­tion of volume to the chin and jawline with dermal fillers or implants will enhance the effect of double chin surgery.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there ways of getting rid of my double chin without surgery?

Yes there are several non-surgical tech­niques that have been designed to deal with double chin. Cryolipolysis or cool sculpting is a tech­no­logy that uses applic­ators that freeze the fat cells under your skin destroying the fat cells. Over time your body gets rid of these damaged cells causing you to lose the double chin. Coolsculpting often involves multiple treat­ments and you have to wait several months to see the results. There is also a well-known side effect of cool sculpting which is called Paradoxical Hyperplasia in which the fat cells increase in size instead of decreasing; the recent case of famous model Linda Evangelista demon­strates this complication.

The other non-surgical modality involves the use of chem­ical injec­tions like Klybella, Aqualyx that contain deoxy­cholic acid into the fat under­neath your skin. Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid that dissolves fat cells, the inten­tion of these injec­tions is to cause fat cell destruc­tion and for the body to take away the damaged fat cells. Similar to the CoolSculpting there is a need for multiple treat­ments and you will have to wait many months to see the result. Given that there is a chem­ical reac­tion at the heart of this treat­ment, you can expect the treated area to swell consid­er­ably post treat­ment for a few weeks before it starts settling down.

There are some energy-based devices that can help with double chins like Morpheus8 Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling, and Ultherapy, but the gold standard of managing double chins is local anes­thesia Microcanalicular liposuc­tion, which delivers predict­able long-term results.

What is involved in liposuction of double chin?

On the day of your treat­ment after you have had a chance to sign the consent form and mark­ings and photos have been taken you will lie down on the couch and we will proceed to numb the area using extremely thin needles. We will then wait for the numbing to take effect, following which we will make tiny 2 ‑3 mm cuts in the skin below the earlobe and just under the chin and proceed to suck out the excess fat using a thin blunt liposuc­tion tube. Once satis­factory evac­u­ation of the excess fat is achieved, we will close the cuts we have made and dress the area and give you a pres­sure garment to wear. You go home with this garment on and keep it on for the first 5 days after which you can wear it as long as possible espe­cially at nights to allow the skin to redrapes in a desired position.

Approximate Costs

An accurate estimate of the costs is only possible after an in-clinic consulta­tion with Dr Prashant. We charge a £50 deposit to secure your consulta­tion with Dr Prashant, this amount will be deducted from the costs of the treat­ment you go on to have at our clinic.

The price for double chin liposuc­tion ranges from £2500 to £3000