What Can Be Done to Correct a Double Chin?


What Can Be Done to Correct a Double Chin?

Trouble areas can be hidden or camouflaged behind clothes or shapewear, but the face tells it all. Even the best makeup tricks and contouring cannot conceal extra weight or added fluffiness in the cheeks, chin, and neck area. While getting rid of your double chin can possibly be cured with diet and exercise, many people find that even after weight loss extra fat remains. Genetics, age, and posture can contribute to a double chin. If lifestyle changes are ineffective at reducing a fuller face and neck, what can be done to correct a double chin?

Double chin is caused by submental fat, an excess layer of fatty tissue under the lower jaw that causes skin laxity and forms a wrinkle that gives an appearance of one or more extra chins. Looking in the mirror and seeing a thick neck instead of a sculpted jaw can leave one feeling self-conscious. Cosmetic surgery can provide effective options for creating the definition you would like to see. Liposuction, facelift, and neck lift are three 3 permanent surgery options that can correct a double chin. Liposuction can remove the excess fat via a small incision and a small tube and then the chin and jawline area can be sculpted. A facelift is the most extreme option that will both remove fat and tighten the sagging skin. A neck lift serves to tighten the skin as well the neck muscles. Injection treatments provide an alternative to surgery but come with their own benefits and drawbacks. While they are less invasive, treatments containing deoxycholic acid are known to be more painful than Botox or dermal filler injections and for most patients require as many as six treatments with up to 50 injections per treatment to significantly reduce or eliminate a double chin. While results are long-lasting, it is not a quick and easy solution that can take anywhere from 6-12 months before excess fat is fully gone. 

For more information on solutions for a double chin, contact David W. Allison, MD at PHONE or visit WEBSITE to fill out a form for a personalized consultation. 

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