Double chins can occur for a variety of reasons. Age, diet, hereditary factors can all play a role in a double chin occurring. If you have a double chin and you’re unsatisfied with it, then you’re not alone, according to the American Society For Dermatologic Surgery up to 68 percent of people feel the same way. If you’re looking to undergo surgery to remove or reduce a double chin, then there are numerous options you can consider. A plastic surgeon may recommend neck liposuction, neck lift surgery, or a combination of both.
How Does A Double Chin Develop?
Double Chins are highly common in men and women, they can be aesthetically displeasing, and many people want something to be done about them. The first thing to remember is that having a double chin does not necessarily mean you are overweight. They are more related to the shape of the jaw and throat. Collections of fat accumulate under the chin that are difficult to lose with weight loss and exercise alone. As people age, the skin under the chin loses its elasticity and is not taut enough to carry the weight of fat deposits.
Options For Double Chin Surgery
You’ll have different options available to you if you’re looking into having double chin surgery. A plastic surgeon will be able to run you through the options and make sure that you select the best procedure for your particular needs. Here are three of the most common procedures:
- Chin Liposuction – This procedure removes excess fat from under the chin and sculpts the chin and neck contour.
- Submentoplasty – This type of surgery combines chin liposuction and smaller incisions under the chin to tighten the muscles.
- Neck Lift – This involves removing excess skin or tightening the skin to improve the contours of the neck and chin. Doctors can combine this treatment with a traditional facelift and this can cause a tight feeling in the neck for several months.
Get a Professional Opinion
If you want to find out if double chin surgery is for you, then you need to get a professional opinion. At Palmer Cosmetic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Palmer can give you his expert advice on the right treatment for you, he specializes in Neck Lifts, Liposuction and Facelift surgery and could give you his expert opinion on what procedure best suits your needs. It may turn out that you don’t want to go for double chin surgery, but it’s always worth knowing the options you have available to you. No one should feel uncomfortable with the way they look and if a double chin is causing you discomfort, then contact Palmer Cosmetic Surgery today to see what option works best for you.