Excess submental fat under the chin can impact the shape and definition of the neck, chin, jawline and face. The “double chin” is a common problem among individuals of all weights, genders and ages. Chin fat is often not related to a person’s body weight. It can be caused by genetics, hormonal imbalance, aging and other factors. To slim the chin, you may require targeted fat removal. Dr. Aviva Preminger is a board certified plastic surgeon who can reshape and slim your double chin with liposuction in Manhattan.
The jawline and chin frame the shape of your face and highlight your most desirable facial features. When there is excess fat stored under the chin, the face may look heavy, round and older. While some people do get a double chin with weight gain, losing weight does not always remove the submental fat. You cannot choose which stores of fat are used for fuel. To remove targeted fat, you need a procedure like chin liposuction that is designed to contour and shape the neck, chin and jawline.
Are You a Good Candidate for Chin Lipo?
Removing submental fat that creates the double chin can have a significant effect on your facial appearance. Men can enjoy a jawline that looks more masculine, and women can achieve a heart-shaped face with a graceful neck. The facial profile is greatly improved with a defined chin without the hanging fat. If you have a double chin and good skin laxity, you may be an ideal candidate for chin liposuction.
To perform chin liposuction, either general or local anesthesia can be used. Dr. Preminger will discuss the options for surgery during your consultation. During the procedure, a few tiny incisions are needed to access the submental fat, but these are small and easily hidden. Most chin liposuction surgeries take less than an hour, and patients can go home the same day. Patients will need to wear a compression garment for several days to help the skin retract, and there may be some bruising and swelling during the days following surgery. Most patients can return to work and normal activities within a week.
If you are interested in contouring your chin and neck to remove a double chin, contact the office of Aviva Preminger, M.D. on the Upper East Side in NYC to schedule a chin liposuction consultation.