Double Chin Surgery

Double chin surgery (liposuction) is one of the most common procedures in cosmetic surgery and can help to remove double chin fat.

For an anti-aging effect this  process is sometimes combined with alteration of other areas of the face such as neck and lower face – often called a short scar facelift.

This can increase the cost of surgery into several thousand dollars. And recovery time is usually 1-2 weeks or more. 

Liposuction a Double Chin

The exact process of a double chin liposuction varies according to the specific needs of the patient.

However, the most common surgery involves making small incisions along the underside of the jaw.

A plastic tube removes excess fat by vacuum force and if required to achieve the desired contours, some muscle or other tissue may be surgical cut away.  

Another common part of the surgery is stitching loose skin and tissue into a tighter configuration to hold the area under the jaw firmly in place.

Removal of fatty deposits and stitching under the skin around the jowls and neck will tighten those areas.

In some cases, artificial implants (if used) to build up the chin can slip and require future procedures to correct. 

The swelling and discoloration can take up to a week to heal, during which time care must be taken to prevent excess movement until the surgical site heals. 

Double Chin Surgery Side Effects

While there are always risks with any type of surgery, liposuction of the chin and neck side effects include:

  • swelling, bruising and discomfort
  • infection
  • loss of feeling or ability to move the muscles in the surgical area
  • adverse reactions to general anesthesia
  • smokers are at higher risk for necrosis, which is skin death around the surgical site

Age and general health can also affect the healing process. 

To lose a double chin, this can be more than most people are willing to endure. Insurance usually won't cover this as it is considered cosmetic. 

Exercise for Double Chin

Another option that might help some people reduce or lose a double chin is to improve and tighten the skin and tone up the lower face, chin and muscles.

Exercise of any muscle can improve tone. People often overlook or forget that their skin has a layer of muscle.

Double chin exercises can tighten and lift the sag without surgery, cost or necessitating time to heal.

Look at my pictures below. These results took about 8 weeks of complete facial exercises done 3 times a week for 15 minutes at session.

Yes, it's not perfect - but it does look better and I didn't spend a lot of money or suffer down time or side effects.

Visit Facial and Neck Exercises to see more pictures....

Double chin exercises can help firm up the underlying muscles and tighten the skin.

The combination of the two usually provides pretty good results. However, these changes are not as quick as surgery and can take a few months to see dramatic results.

While surgery is always a risk, there are times when it is a necessity. If you decide you want double chin surgery, make sure to do your home work.

Visit Cosmetic Surgery Center Guide to learn what you need to know before surgery.

On other hand, by taking a few minutes daily to perform face exercises, you can improve your appearance with natural without surgery.

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