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 offers 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 board-certified 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.