Double Chin Removal
Dr. Brooke R. Seckel
A double chin is caused by excess fat and loose skin on the neck beneath the chin which causes the appearance of a second area of fullness beneath the chin called a double chin.
There are two methods to get rid of a double chin:
Laser liposuction is a newer way to remove the double chin. Because the laser fiber is small and liquefies the neck fat, very small 2.5 mm tubes can be used to remove the neck fat. In addition the heat from the laser causes the double chin skin to tighten and contract. This new technology has made removal of the double chin possible without the need for a neck lift in many people.
Older patients who have a double chin and significant loose or sagging neck skin with visible bands require a neck lift. The fat causing the double chin is removed and sagging neck muscles are tightened. Loose skin is removed from behind the ear.
There can be significant bruising of the neck after either method to get rid of a double chin. However in some patients there is minimal or no bruising as can be seen in the photo of the patient above in the section on chin implant. You will have a compression garment covering your chin, neck and head for about a week.
Expect a 10 day to two week recovery for bruising to go away. Makeup can cover the bruising after the first week.
Most patients do not complain of pain but do complain of the tightness and pressure of the facial garment. Pain medications are usually only required the first 2-3 days.
I suggest a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who is experienced in the techniques for removing a double chin.
Dr. Brooke R. Seckel is a renowned plastic surgeon in Boston who performs combination procedures to help patients get rid of a double chin. If you are interested in facial rejuvenation surgery and would like to learn more about double chin removal, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation today.