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Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Double Chin Reduction

Even with healthy exercise and dieting habits, excess fat under the chin and around the neck can be difficult to reduce naturally. In some cases, the skin around the neck may not contract after weight loss, leaving what is commonly referred to as a “turkey neck.” If you would like to improve your facial appearance by gaining a sleeker neck contour, Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz and Dr. Karan Chopra offer many methods of slimming the submental region.

Many patients achieve the results they desire with facial liposuction, which uses a narrow cannula and suction-assisted liposuction to surgically remove excess fat around the neck. This can make the jawline more visible and improve the angle under the chin. Neck liposuction can have the advantages of immediate and long-lasting results, as well as greater surgical control in enhancing the contour under the chin. However, selective fat removal will not improve sagging skin or a creepy appearance.

If you would rather avoid having to undergo surgery and a recovery period, non-surgical fat reduction treatments like CoolSculpting® can also help you enhance your facial profile. CoolSculpting® uses selective cooling technology to naturally metabolize your fat cells in the treated area. Unlike liposuction, the results from CoolSculpting® should unfold over the following months. Some patience may be required, but men and women typically appreciate the gradual outcome as it can give the impression of natural weight loss.

A consultation with a plastic surgeon is usually the best way to determine the most ideal technique for your anatomical needs. If you would like to learn more, contact our practice for additional information about how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

This blog has been authored by “Dr. Joe” Gryskiewicz MD, FACS and Karan Chopra, MD.

About Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz:

Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing aesthetic surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and belongs to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, The Rhinoplasty Society, and many other national institutions.

About Dr. Karan Chopra:

Dr. Karan Chopra is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who specializes in the deep plane facelift and neck lift, blepharoplasty, buccal fat removal, breast augmentation, and many other aesthetic procedures. He belongs to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons, among many other professional organizations.