What Causes a Double Chin?
A double chin is simply a layer of extra fat that accumulates beneath the chin. As the fat becomes generous enough, it forms a wrinkle that looks like an extra chin (or even two extra chins in the case of a triple chin). While not a sign of a health problem, and often a result of weight gain, many people with a double chin are at a normal weight. There are several causes for a double chin, including genetics, poor posture, and aging skin. Individuals with recessive chins and weaker jawlines are often more prone to develop a double chin, as the skin is stretched over a smaller area than for those with more pronounced jawlines.
How to Treat a Double Chin
There are several methods to treat a double chin, including weight loss, assuming the skin in that area is able to “shrink” after the fat is eliminated. For some patients, judicious injections of Kybella® or BOTOX® Cosmetic can help. Unfortunately, for most, liposuction is the best solution, as the fat is permanently removed and the procedure is simple and quick. Surgical liposuction of a double (or triple) chin is called submental liposuction. For older patients or more prominent double chin cases, Renuvion J-plasma might be recommended as an add-in procedure to submental lipo to make sure you achieve the best results and that there is no loose or sagging skin left after the procedure.
Submental Liposuction Consultation
Your free private consultation at our Miami cosmetic surgery practice is your chance to ask all the questions you may have about the procedure and to get answers to all of your concerns. Your cosmetic surgeon will review your medical history, ask about any medications that you take (including supplements, since some of them can contribute to excess bleeding), and provide a complete fee schedule for your convenience. Your patient coordinator will also share information about financing and affordable payment plans if you want to budget your submental liposuction procedure.
Are you an out-of-town patient? We are able to do a free virtual video consultation to give you the estimate for your procedure and help you with all travel arrangements to come to Miami for your cosmetic surgery.
Are You a Good Submental Liposuction Candidate?
If you have a double (or triple) chin and have good skin tone and elasticity, you may be a good candidate for submental lipo. If you have a lot of loose, crepey skin in the neck area, submental liposuction may only serve to worsen your skin laxity issue. Candidates for any cosmetic surgery procedure should be healthy and have realistic expectations. Contact us today to schedule your submental liposuction consultation appointment at our Miami cosmetic surgery practice.
The Submental Liposuction Procedure
A submental liposuction procedure with our Miami cosmetic surgery practice typically takes only about an hour and is performed with local anesthesia beneath the chin. Through a very small incision, the excess fat is removed via liposuction with a small cannula. This incision is then closed with sutures and a light dressing is applied.
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Recovery from Submental Liposuction
After a submental liposuction, it is normal to experience a couple days of discomfort and swelling, which are easily addressed with over-the-counter pain medicine, such as Tylenol, and ice packs. You will be asked to wear a facial garment to decrease swelling and ensure proper healing. As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, you should stop smoking at least two weeks prior to and after your procedure, as tobacco inhibits healing.
You will be scheduled for a post-op appointment to be sure that everything is going as planned. Of course, if you have any concerns, we encourage you to call our Miami cosmetic surgery office at 786.713.1588.
Results of Submental Liposuction
When done by qualified cosmetic surgeons, such as those in our Miami cosmetic surgery practice, submental liposuction delivers a permanently smooth and youthful facial profile.
To learn more about reducing your double chin with submental liposuction in Miami, please call A Solution For Beauty by Pierini at 786.713.1588 or complete this online form to schedule your FREE consultation today.