Treatment of the “Double Chin” – Liposuction of the Neck under the Chin
One of the somewhat unfortunate effects of hereditary tendency is to develop fatty deposits under the chin and along and under the jawline. Again, this is often hereditary. If your parents display this issue of a loss of jawline and neckline definition, chances are good that you may be showing it too.
Surgical procedures we utilize to improve this area are a combination of primarily fat removal by liposuction or sometimes even lifting of the loose neck tissues. Some techniques involving laser tightening or radiofrequency tightening of the skin and fat tissue under the chin can make an improvement, but it usually does not solve the problem sufficiently or for a lasting period of time. Based on your age and residual elasticity (stretch ability and recoil of the nature of your tissues), removal of fat only can be of great benefit. However, if the tissues have lost their elasticity and are lax, further procedures may be required to make a significant improvement.
Liposuction (the term used for removal of subcutaneous fatty tissue deposits) is a key component procedure in neck rejuvenation, such as what is accomplished in a facelift or a neck lift only. With increasing interest in the method of fat removal and development of safer instruments, liposuction has proven to be an excellent procedure that improves the jaw and neckline, especially under the chin.
Liposuction is a key component procedure in neck rejuvenation or correction of a hereditary fatty collection under the chin. Liposuction can be performed as an independent or solo procedure, with a neck lift only, or in combination with a facelift. With the increasing interest in this method of fat removal and the development of safer instrumentation, liposuction has proven to be an excellent procedure that improves the neckline, especially under the chin. It is quite often the treatment for a double chin, particularly in younger patients with greater elasticity to the skin.
Dr. Perkins uses liposuction to enhance the results of a neck lift in those patients who have fatty deposits under the chin and along the jawline but also need tightening of the skin. If your skin has good elasticity or you are in a more youthful age group, liposuction alone can be the sole treatment for a very effective and easily accomplished result. Liposuction candidates are those who have skin with enough elasticity to reshape and recontour the neckline by just removal of the fat and letting the tissues shrink and mold to the new defined jaw and neckline.