Double chin correction

Double chin correction is done to correct saggy area or excess skin around the chin. There are people who are frustrated by these excess skin called double chin. Usually, people with double chin will be having certain common features that contribute to the appearance. It may include:

  • A recessive chin
  • Excess fat in the neck area
  • A lax plastysma muscle

            Individuals with any combination of these features can be a right candidate for double chin surgery. People under the age of 40 are considered to be the appropriate candidate for the surgery. Because, when people get older above 40 they will have lower face laxity. This will make the procedure ineffective.

        The surgery will be conducted under a local anesthesia. Incisions will be made underneath the chin. The underlying fat can be exposed by elevating the skin of the neck. The extra fat in this area will be removed directly or sucked out through liposuction. The lax platisma (if any) will be tightly bound with sutures. It is done to allow structural support for the neck and a defined neck angle.

        Chin surgery has many benefits. It may include:

  • Reduction of double chin
  •  Augmentation of retruded chin
  • Reduced neck fullness and
  • Definition of the neck angle

         Any individual who is frustrated with the irritating appearance due to double chin can choose double chin surgery.  It is wrong to choose double chin surgery for those who are looking for an improvement in the jowls, jaw line and cheek area etc. Th surgery is comparatively quick, painless and effective. The candidate will be able to go home on the same day of surgery. But, one of the significant drawback for the procedure is that, there is no guarantee that the double chin won’t come back.