Considering Treatments for Your Double Chin? Here’s What You Need to Know…

Your Top 3 Double Chin Reduction Treatment Optionskybella before after images

If you are looking to tighten up from a medical procedure, you have three main options:

Kybella: Kybella is a non-invasive procedure that contours the chin for a more defined jawline. The treatment reduces excess fat by destroying fat cells in the target area. This gives a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, eliminating the double chin look. The most significant difference between Kybella, a neck lift, and Chin Liposuction is that Kybella is non-invasive.

Neck Lift: A neck lift predominately addresses the neck bands and excess skin below the jawline. This can go hand in hand with a facelift procedure. If you have sagging skin around the neck or chin area, a facelift/neck lift can remove excess skin. This is a common treatment for aging skin.

Chin Liposuction: Liposuction for your chin involves an invasive surgical procedure. Depending on the patient’s preference, this procedure can be done under a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic.

To achieve a defined jawline, the fat is removed along the side of the jawline as well as the chin. During the procedure, doctors administer numbing medicine to the area and then remove the excess fat through suction. This is done by utilizing a thin metal tube or cannula.

Below is a video of how chin liposuction (also called submittal liposuction) is completed:

How Do You Decide the Best Double Chin Treatment for You?

Each treatment has different advantages. Having specific goals in mind for your body contouring process is essential. For example, some procedure results tend to be more dramatic; some require multiple treatments, etc. If you are looking to remove chin fat or tighten your jawline but are unsure about which treatment is right for you, our office can provide expert analysis to help you make the right decision.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are considered some of the area’s top-rated plastic surgeons, serving the greater Washington, DC metro area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. They have decades of experience making each and every patient feel confident with the latest, most innovative practices.

To schedule a consultation to discuss double chin treatment options, please call 301-215-5955 or contact us.

Double Chin Liposuction for a Snatched Jawline

Chin Liposuction at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery

Gua sha, facial massages, diet, and exercise may help lessen the appearance of a double chin in the short-term. But if you constantly struggle with excess skin under the neck (the submental region), liposuction could be an option for you.

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How Does Chin Liposuction Work?

Chin Liposuction before and after

Double chin lipo, also known as Submental Liposuction, can be done under a local anesthetic or a general anesthetic. This decision is made by the patient and their level of comfort.

Doctors administer numbing medicine through the area and fat is removed through suction utilizing a thin metal tube, or cannula. The unwanted fat is removed along the side of the jawline and chin to achieve a defined jawline.

This procedure only takes a few hours. Patients do not need to stay in the hospital overnight, and recovery is only three to five days.

How Long Does Chin Liposuction Last Post-Op?

The fat removal is permanent, provided people maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen following their procedure. It is normal to experience swelling and fluid retention immediately after surgery, but this normally subsides quickly. Having specific goals in mind for your body contouring procedure is extremely important.

Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown are happy to work with you to help outline these goals. You can work together to maximize your liposuction results and increase your self-image post-operation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Chin Liposuction?

Determining if you are a good candidate for chin lipo means your body and your goals align with the guidelines Drs. Bruno and Bruno express:

  • You are in good health
  • You don’t smoke (or are prepared to quit smoking) around the procedure and recovery
  • You have good muscle tone and firm elastic skin
  • You are within 30% of your target weight
  • You have at least one area of fat to be removed
  • You have realistic expectations for your desired figure

Our board-certified plastic surgeons at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery prioritize their patient’s safety above all else. They will ensure it is in your best interest to go ahead with any procedure before surgery.

Changing Your Chin for the Better

At our office, we prioritize patient satisfaction. Dr. Bruno and Dr. Brown take pride in the positive feedback and high level of patient satisfaction they receive. These reviews affirm their status as trusted professionals in the field of body contouring. Read some of our reviews here:

“Thank you for fixing my chin. It feels a lot better. You are a great doctor! Thank you for helping me.”

— Charlie

My experience with Dr. Bruno was excellent from my initial consultation through my post-surgery care. Dr. Bruno is very kind and considerate, and his staff are wonderful. He was honest and knowledgeable, and he always listened to every question I had. I was extremely comfortable with him and the care I received from them was outstanding. I would definitively recommend Dr. Bruno to friends and family.

— Katia

Drs. Bruno and Brown do excellent work that is technically superior and always tasteful. I’ve been very pleased by their results.

— Elizabeth

Chin Liposuction Alternatives

Kybella is an alternative procedure to getting chin liposuction done. Kybella is a non-invasive treatment that contours the chin for a more defined jawline. The treatment reduces excess fat by destroying fat cells with an injection so they can no longer store additional matter. This gives a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin, removing the double chin.

This procedure takes 15 to 20 minutes. Although you may experience some swelling, there is no recovery period.

Our office can guide you to make the right decision if you are unsure which treatment is right for you.

To schedule a consultation for a chin liposuction procedure, please call 301-215-5955 or contact us here.