Doubling up can be a good thing when it involves something you like, but most of us do not like that double chin that often forms under the jawline. In fact, the submental fat that creates the double chin appearance is as distressing to many adults as the development of wrinkles on the face. Both of these features can make you look older and more worn than you feel, while the double chin can also make you appear as though you have gained weight even when you haven’t.
Fortunately, there are ways to say goodbye to your extra chin fat and restore the sleeker, more youthful definition to your jawline you are currently missing. New York Group for Plastic Surgery features four effective double chin treatments, depending on your specific concerns and the amount of correction you need.
If your correction needs are relatively mild and mostly involve tightening up loose skin underneath the chin, Ultherapy may be a good option for you. This nonsurgical procedure harnesses the power of ultrasound energy to constrict underlying tissue for a tightening effect you can see right away. At the same time, Ultherapy triggers the body’s collagen production to ensure natural, long-lasting results from a single treatment session.
When skin under the chin has maintained its firmness and elasticity, but pockets of fat have marred your facial profile, Kybella may be recommended for you. This injectable treatment places deoxycholic acid directly into the submental fat under the chin, destroying the fat cells so they can be flushed out by the natural body systems. Multiple injections are administered during your treatment session to achieve a smooth, even result. You will begin to see the fat pocket disappear within a few weeks after your first procedure.
Laser Neck Lift
This procedure addresses both fat deposits and skin laxity under the chin without surgery. Laser energy is delivered directly into the treatment area tightening skin and constricting tissue for a smoother, firmer look. The procedure can be performed using local anesthesia and downtime afterward is relatively minimal. Patients may experience some mild bruising and swelling for up to a week after treatment. Results can be both dramatic and long-lasting.
Traditional Neck Lift
For patients in need of more correction than a nonsurgical procedure can offer, the surgeons at New York Group for Plastic Surgery also perform the traditional face and neck lift. These procedures, whether performed alone or in combination, can target the area around the jawline to remove the double chin and the formation of jowls at the same time. Surgery can remove excess loose skin while repositioning underlying tissue and muscle to create a naturally more youthful appearance.
We perform neck and facelifts under general anesthesia in most cases although some patients may have the procedure using local anesthesia and heavy sedation. Incisions are made behind the ears and inside the hairline where visible scarring will be minimal. Recovery from a lift procedure is one to two weeks, and the results will last for many years before another treatment is needed.
A double chin is never a welcome addition to an aging face. Fortunately, there are plenty of options available to remove that unwanted submental fat, improve the definition of the jawline and give you a more youthful facial contour. To learn more about any of these procedures, contact New York Group for Plastic Surgery today at one of our four locations: 888-834-2075 (New York City) or 914-366-6139 (Tarrytown).