HOW DO YOU CORRECT A “DOUBLE-CHIN”?
Lets first understand what we mean by “double-chin“, because we see many patients walk into our office with many different types of aesthetic deformities of the submental area (the area between the chin and the neck) and refer to it as a double-chin.
Double-chin is in most cases used to describe accumulation of excess localized adiposity (fat tissue) in the submental area, either with or without laxity (looseness) of the overlying skin.
How to treat Double-chin?
So obviously the treatment would be to remove the excess localized adiposity, most commonly done by liposuction using ultrafine technique (microliposuction). In situations where there is skin laxity as well the skin would either have to be tightened surgically by different methods, or non-surgically using laser-assisted liposuction (laser-lipo, Smart-Lipo). In the right candidate and in experienced hands this can yield very satisfactory and rewarding results.
As mentioned, there are other problems of the submental area and neck, such “Turkey-Gobbler Chin“, “Neck bands“, etc.. These will be addressed in future blogs.