Chin liposuction can help to redefine the chin and help your face to appear more contoured. A double chin is one of the key indicators of age that we have.
Dr Rich removes the small amount of fat causing the double chin from the chin and neck area, with often a clear impact on the profile of the jaw and neckline.
The signs of ageing & chin liposuction
A double chin can appear before other signs of ageing, and now that we’re constantly photographing ourselves from unflattering angles, the double chin is now a constant companion.
One of the advantages of reducing a double chin is adjusting your perceived age. That might be the age you see when you look in the mirror or how old others think you are.
Chin liposuction takes under an hour for the procedure, and recovery usually over a week or two, depending on the patient. Chin liposuction IS a surgical procedure and does come with risks, as do all surgeries. We can comprehensively take you through the procedure at ENRICH, explain the risks, and see if chin liposuction is for you.
Removing a puffy-looking double chin
A double chin can create a puffy-looking face, even if you’re fit and healthy, without any water retention or swelling of the area. Puffiness caused by fat deposits can make for an unhealthy appearance, even in younger people. These fat deposits are mainly genetic – if double chins run in the family, it doesn’t matter how slim you are; the double chin stays. The procedure smooths and refines the jawline, offering a jawline that is sharper.
Making the most of your facial features
Many of us have hidden gems, including beautiful jaws or facial structures that a double chin could obscure as we age. Your dermatologist can suggest facial reduction using liposuction and other skin-tightening and anti-ageing treatments that may work for you.
Other treatments we use with chin liposuction
If you are undergoing double chin liposuction as an antiageing procedure, then there are like to be other ways to make the most of your features. We can tighten, smooth and tone skin, remove age and sunspots, remove signs of skin damage, and address large pores, wrinkles and scarring. Liposuction is a surgery, so if you have even the slightest apprehension, we may be able to find a non-surgical option that is right for you.
Benefits of chin and neck liposuction
- No scalpels
- Reduce fat pocket under the jaw
- Skin naturally tightens around the jawline
- Suitable for men and women
What’s the difference between a double chin and a turkey neck?
A double chin refers to fat deposits underneath the chin, sitting on the neck area rather than the chin specifically. We call it a double chin because it hangs underneath our natural chin. A double chin is made up of fat, while a turkey neck is loose skin that tends to run from the collarbone to the point of the chin, like a tent, whereas the double chin is a bulge.
A turkey neck results from ageing skin that has lost its elasticity, so it sags and wrinkles like the turkey’s wattle. (The wattle is a turkey’s dangling neck.)
We sometimes see a double chin and turkey neck together, where significant skin sagging and fatty deposits create a hanging bulge.
After liposuction, the skin naturally retracts around its contents unless the collagen and elastin in the skin are stretched and unable to spring back. We can use skin tightening treatments and liposuction to help treat a turkey neck and double chin. In some cases, a more involved procedure may be necessary for a satisfying outcome; however, a consultation will reveal what is possible in your particular case.
Fat removal and body contouring have come a long way, and we now have several other effective options for removing fat. We have radio frequency fat-reducing technology and fat-dissolving injections at our fingertips for those for whom liposuction isn’t a viable option for whatever reason, including the costs of liposuction.
At ENRICH Clinic in Melbourne, we can combine facial liposuction with other procedures as part of an ongoing anti-aging plan or can use it as a standalone treatment – it’s up to you.
Where to next?
If you’re not sure what the next best step for you is, get in touch and come in for a consultation.