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Double Chin in Men

NYC men wondering how to get rid of a double chin will find there are many options available with Dr. B. Aviva Preminger. The number of men seeking double chin removal has increased along with the non-invasive options approved by the FDA. As the NY Times recently reported, “So many consumers don’t want a knife; they want a needle.” Men, in particular, do not want long recovery times. Nearly half of Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Preminger’s double chin removal patients are men.

How to lose double chin without surgery

Male patients may get rid of a double chin using:

  • Liposuction: Mild degrees of double chin in younger men under age 55 can be adequately tackled with liposuction. First, Dr. Preminger makes an incision just a few millimeters wide beneath the chin. Next she inserts a small tube called a cannula, which is attached to a vacuum to suck out fat. This procedure can be done in her office in less than 30 minutes. Bruising is minimal, so the recovery time is just one weekend. There will always be a small scar underneath the chin, but it is a less invasive, less expensive alternative to surgery.
  • CoolSculpting: Sometimes called “the CoolMini”, this procedure is best for patients under 55 with good skin tightness. There are no needles and no surgery, which a lot of patients like. It’s also been around long enough to be studied in over 5,500 clinical trials with over 3.5 million procedures completed worldwide. During the treatment, a gel pad and applicator are applied to the chin and neck area. Some patients read, check email, or nap while cold therapy freezes fat cells. Over the coming weeks, the body processes and eliminates the dead cells. Fat is reduced 20-25 percent over the course of three months.
  • Ulthera: Some patients, particularly those who have lost a lot of weight recently, may only need skin-tightening, rather than fat removal. Ultherapy tightens the skin without needles, surgery, or pain. Patients only feel a bit of warmth during the 10-minute procedure as the ultrasound kick starts the body’s natural collagen and elastin building processes. There is no downtime for this procedure, although there may be a small amount of redness that day. Results are visible at two weeks, but the effect lasts for six months to a year.

Kybella double chin treatment

Kybella is an injectable double chin treatment made from deoxycholic acid, a chemical produced in the body to aid with fat absorption. The ideal patient has a mild to moderate double chin and does not carry risk factors for poor wound healing (such as steroid use, diabetes, poor skin quality or smoking).

Dr. Preminger numbs the skin with ice and lidocaine, and then injects the substance directly into the submental fat below the chin, where it liquidates fat cells that are reabsorbed by the body.

The average treatment takes 15-30 minutes, with noticeable results within two to six sessions, each spaced a month apart. Some patients have said their chin “felt weird for a couple days – like jelly” and was a tad swollen, but there was no bruising or downtime. The end result has been described as “life-changing,” and the effects are permanent as long as the patient commits to a healthy lifestyle.

Male double chin plastic surgery

Double chin surgery may include:

  • Chin implant – Chin implants are on the rise, with more than 20,000 men and women undergoing the procedure each year. When a patient’s double chin is due to a weak jawline, a chin implant may be the only way to achieve the masculine, defined look he desires. Chin augmentation is a great way to make a large nose look more proportionate and improve the look of one’s profile. There are many different techniques to consider, but most patients are back to normal activities within a week.
  • Necklift – An older man’s skin can become thick and heavy with age, producing visible bands. The best way to repair this condition is to manually remove excess fat tissue, tighten sagging neck muscles, and cut away excess loose skin. The recovery time is about 10 days.

Contact a Manhattan plastic surgeon

Dr. B. Aviva Preminger is a leading provider of male plastic surgery in Manhattan, New York. She has a warm demeanor and professional bedside manner that makes patients feel immediately at ease. If you would like to learn more about double chin removal options relative to your anatomy and needs, it is best to schedule a one-on-one consultation at Dr. Preminger’s office.

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