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How To Get Rid of Double Chin?

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Disclaimer: Results vary and are illustrated as a guide only. 

A double chin can be a source of frustration and self-consciousness. This common concern, characterised by an extra layer of fat beneath the chin, may affect how some people feel about their appearance. The good news is that understanding the causes and exploring double chin treatment options can help you achieve a more defined jawline and enhance your overall look. In this blog, we’ll delve into the causes of a double chin and its various treatments, including necklifts.

What is a Double Chin?

A double chin occurs when excess fat accumulates beneath the chin, leading to the appearance of a second layer. This can be influenced by factors such as:

  • Genetics: Family history can play a significant role in the likelihood of developing a double chin. If double chins run in your family, you might be more prone to developing one.
  • Age: As you age, your skin loses elasticity, leading to sagging and the appearance of a double chin.
  • Weight Gain: Excess weight can lead to fat accumulation in various parts of the body, including under the chin.
  • Poor Posture: Slouching or poor posture can weaken the muscles of the neck and chin, contributing to a double chin over time.


Treatment Options to Remove Double Chin

When considering double chin treatment, there are several approaches ranging from lifestyle changes to medical procedures:

Non-Surgical Treatments

  1. Diet and Exercise: Implementing a healthy diet and regular exercise can help reduce overall body fat, including the fat under your chin. Specific exercises targeting the neck and chin muscles can also be beneficial.
  2. Injectable Treatments: Some non-surgical treatments involve injections that break down and absorb fat cells under the chin. Multiple sessions may be needed for optimal results.
  3. Fat Freezing Procedures: Non-invasive procedures that use controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate fat cells can target and reduce fat under the chin.

Surgical Treatments

It is essential to have a thorough discussion with your GP and surgeon to ensure the selection of the most suitable surgical treatment for your specific needs.

  1. Liposuction: This surgical procedure involves removing fat from the chin area through suction. It’s effective but requires recovery time.
  2. Facelift: A facelift can also help address a double chin by lifting and tightening the skin of the face and neck, reducing sagging and improving the overall contour.
  3. Neck Lift: A more comprehensive surgical approach that not only removes fat but also tightens the skin and muscles around the neck and jawline.

What to Know About Neck Lift?

For those seeking a more permanent solution, neck lift surgery emerges as a viable option. 

  • Procedure: Neck lift surgery, also known as lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery designed to address sagging skin and excess fat in the neck and jawline area. This surgery involves the removal of excess skin, tightening of underlying muscles, and, if necessary, liposuction to sculpt the chin and neck region.  
  • Recovery: Recovery time can vary, but most people can return to normal activities within two weeks. Swelling and bruising are common but typically subside within a few weeks.
  • Results: The results of a neck lift are long-lasting and can significantly reduce the appearance of a double chin.
  • Risks: As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, including infection, scarring, and anaesthesia complications. It’s essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss potential risks and benefits.

If you’re interested in neck lift surgery in Sydney, reach out to Artiste Plastic Surgery. Our board-certified Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Jack Zoumaras understands your anatomy, allowing him to create a tailored procedure to remove your double chin and achieve your goals. Book a consultation today.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All plastic surgery is invasive and has risks, and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons. Recovery varies between 1-4 weeks. More information on our website.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.

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