Double Chin Liposuction
Double Chin Liposuction
There are many different types of changes that can occur to the neck and chin when a person ages. Sometimes, the problem is genetic. Other times, it is related to facial movement and general aging.
One common change that patients could experience is the double chin. People who have a double chin often notice it on photos. Some patients will wear scarves or high-necked jumpers just to cover their double chin. With this type of problem, there is often a very strong genetic element. Patients will say that their mother faced the same problem. Sometimes, people want surgery to prevent the problem from progressing.
Please note that a double chin usually comprises of two components. Usually there is excessive fat, as well as the second component being loose skin. Therefore, a specialised solution may be required to correct the problem.
When Does a Double Chin Start?
The Dr Lanzer Clinic surprisingly sees many patients who are quite young, in their 20s and 30s, who can already have the beginnings of a double chin. Sometimes, it will just be a little convex surface hanging underneath the skin. Patients will notice that they can grab the area of fat in that area. With time, the fat tends to accumulate more and eventually becomes a real double chin.
Is a Double Chin Related to Weight?
Cosmetic and dermatologist surgeons have noted for years that many localised areas of fat are not related to general weight. Patients might complain that even when they lose a lot of weight, the double chin remains.
Some patients even mention that weight loss has aggravated the problem. With weight loss and dieting, patients experience that the skin starts to droop and sag. This may become more noticeable on the neck and make the problem worse.
Why Do I Have a Double Chin?
The information above indicates that a double chin can have more than one cause. So, most patients must consult a cosmetic surgeon to determine the exact cause of their double chin. However, the Dr Lanzer Clinic prefers providing their patients with all the information they need before their appointment. Therefore, we have created an overview with the common causes of a double chin below.
One of the causes of a double chin is age, because the skin can lose its elasticity as the body gets older. When skin around the neck area starts to sag, it may cause a double chin.
Weight and Lifestyle
Even though weight is not always the cause of a double chin, men and women who are significantly overweight could experience a double chin because of their overweight; this is usually the case for people who enjoy a diet rich in calories, a lot of processed foods, and unhealthy fats.
In some cases, genes can play a role in the development of a double chin. Therefore, if someone in your immediate family suffers from a double chin, you might be more susceptible to the problem yourself.
Prolonged Poor Posture
Even though this is not that common, prolonged poor posture could contribute to the appearance of a double chin. When a poor posture is maintained for too long, it could affect surrounding skin, more specifically the skin could lose its elasticity since muscles are no longer used.
How to Get Rid of a Double Chin with Surgery?
Essentially, we have many different surgical approaches to the sagging chin. The first is a liposculpture using the Vaser or a superficial chin liposuction method. With these treatments, we can remove almost all the fat from the neck. By removing fat, it induces a tight retraction of the dermis, resulting in skin tightening and elevation. Often, this is all that is required.
In other patients, if there is excessive skin, we could consider a suture lift. During a suture lift, the skin is just sutured to the ear cartilage. Other possibilities are the mini neck and face lift, where the skin is tightened and removed from behind the ear.
Naturally, results depend on the specific problem the patient wants to correct. Therefore, it is always important to discuss your needs with Dr Lanzer before surgery commences.
Discover Double Chin Liposuction Surgery Advantages!
An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for Double Chin liposuction procedures. Doctors are not sure why fat tends to collect in different areas in different people, but the neck is a common place for fat to accumulate both in men and women.
If you’re looking to remove fat from your chin, get a free consultation at Double Chin Liposuction clinic with Dr Lanzer.
Are There Non-Surgical Treatments for a Double Chin?
Yes, there are so called fat-blasters and skin tightening treatments that can help with a double chin. One treatment proven to be most effective is the Ulthera, which is a device that produces concentrated ultrasound waves. These waves go into the muscle to cause skin tightening. However, even though this treatment is non-surgical, patients can experience discomfort after this procedure.
How to Get Rid of a Double Chin Fast?
The solution for a double chin often lies with the cause. So, if you are looking to get rid of your double chin fast, it is essential to find the root cause of it.
Your cosmetic surgeon can help you determine the cause of your double chin. Patients can also get the most viable solutions for their double chin from their cosmetic surgeon, after which they can make an informed decision.
What Are the Possible Complications of a Surgical Neck Lift?
All surgical treatments have risks of bruising, pain, and swelling. There is a sensory nerve on the lower part of the neck, which is usually out of the territory of the surgical approach, but that is always a potential risk, as well as a small nerve that affects the movement of the mouth. Even with a mini lift, the surgeon mostly stays out of the main nerve territory. However, this remains the primary risk with any surgical face lift.
How Many Year Younger Will I Look After Removing a Double Chin?
A double chin could give the impression of an aged appearance. When we look at photographs of young children or teenagers, there is always a tight complexion with a sharp angle of the jawline. When one loses the jawline sharpness through development of a double chin, the person may appear older and somewhat fatigued. These impressions could change following cosmetic surgery.
A double chin is a problem that is notoriously difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise. When a patient is obese, the problem might disappear by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, some patients experiencing a double chin are on their target weight and cannot get rid of the double chin on their own. A double chin can be caused by excess fat or skin as explained earlier, but the neck is an area that is difficult to exercise. Therefore, chin liposuction could be a solution for these patients.
If you want to discover if a chin liposuction is a treatment option for your double chin, it is recommended to book a consultation with Dr Lanzer. Ideally, you have maintained a healthy lifestyle and exercised regularly before you see Dr Lanzer, since this phenomenon points to a problem that cannot be removed through diet and exercise alone. If you are a good candidate for the procedure, Dr Lanzer can give you more information about the procedure and the aftercare.
Once you understand the procedure fully and are aware of the risks involved with the procedure, you will be required to sign a consent form before the procedure can take place. Before you sign this consent form, please make sure you understand the procedure fully. If you still have questions, be sure to ask them so you can have your chin liposuction with peace of mind.
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Frequently Asked Questions For Double Chin Liposuction
Can I get liposuction on my double chin?
Yes, we are able to use liposuction to treat stubborn fat under the chin.
Does double chin liposuction hurt?
By using our special liposuction technique involving local anaesthetic, we are able to ensure our patients are comfortable and minimal pain.
How long does double chin liposuction take to heal?
Minor swelling and bruising will settle down in one-two weeks. Your final results will be 3-6 months post procedure date.
How much does double chin liposuction cost?
Liposuction to the double chin begins at $3,995 plus hospital fees, subject to consultation.