Double Chin Reduction by Liposuction

The double chin is not only a sign of ageing or being overweight, but it may also be a hereditary area for fatty deposits. If you are in your teens to thirties and still have sufficient elasticity in your skin (older in some cases), the double chin liposuction procedure can produce remarkable results. It is essential that a surgeon like Dr. Hodgkinson handles your liposuction as they must be artistically skilled in remodelling your profile to suit your features and facial balance.

What is a double chin liposuction?

The double chin liposuction procedure can help to redefine the jaw and neckline through the removal of excess fat. This procedure has a proven safety record and is common for both men and women to combat the fat that accumulates in the chin as we age or due to hereditary reasons.

This fat can create a visual appearance people refer to as “turkey neck,” causing a lack of self-confidence in someone’s visual appearance. There is no specific reason why people experience this besides the possibility that it runs in the family.

A double chin liposuction procedure can remove excess fat from the chink; however, as with all types of surgery, an evaluation by Dr. Hodgkinson is required to ensure you are a suitable candidate for this procedure.

Double Chin Reduction by Liposuction
Before and six months after a liposuction procedure to redefine the jawline and neck.

Why would I get a double chin liposuction?

A double chin is the term given to excess skin and fatty tissues that forms beneath the jaw. You would undergo this procedure from Dr. Hodgkinson if you were looking for a solution to this problem. This solution comes in the form of liposuction which targets the excess fat with a small incision under the chin. This is followed by fat removal that will establish a better look for your face.

In cases where there is too much loose neck skin or muscle, it may be recommended that a face or neck lift procedure is also performed to properly correct the age changes. Men and women under the age of 40 usually are the best candidates for neck liposuction alone.

Double Chin Reduction by Liposuction
A before and after of a procedure performed by Dr. Hodgkinson

What are some of the benefits of double chin liposuction?

The primary benefit of the double chin liposuction procedure is the rejuvenation of the face. Hard-to-target fat deposits can diminish the sharp angles of the jawline that are considered as a pleasing aesthetic. A double chin liposuction does not involve any cutting and offers long-lasting results, up to 5-10 years after which the aging process causes laxity of skin in the neck.

The procedure is ideal for patients who wish for a more shapely and refined look. The small incisions required to perform the liposuction can be concealed, leaving a sculptured, contoured look and enhanced facial profile.

A chin implant will enhance the result significantly. If your bone chin is weak an implant inserted via a small submental incision can be achieved at the same time as neck liposuction.

Double Chin Reduction by Liposuction
A male before and after, six months post- liposuction with a chin implant performed by Dr. Hodgkinson
Double Chin Reduction by Liposuction
Before and six months after a liposuction procedure with a chin implant.

After the age of 40, patients who are ageing normally will notice more laxity of the skin or sagging muscles under the chin. If this is the case, a mini-lift may be recommended for a marked “firming” and tensioning of the muscles of the upper neck.

After the age of 45, fat and sagging skin may make any apparent problems more severe, at which point a neck-lift or facelift may be a better option.

The double chin can be a sign of ageing or being overweight, or simply a hereditary issue which nominates an area for fatty deposits, in which case the double chin liposuction procedure will produce remarkable results. This is suitable for people in their late teens and early thirties if they wish to address this issue earlier.

Why should I undergo a double Chin liposuction with Dr. Hodgkinson?

Dr. Hodgkinson is highly experienced in all liposuction procedures and uses a computer program called ‘Alter Image’ to help patients understand expected results. This is very helpful when making a final decision on the procedure. Dr. Hodgkinson always aims for the most natural result with all of his patients with the goal of making it seem like you never had any surgery at all.

A significant number of people choose Dr. Hodgkinson for not only their liposuction procedures but a range of cosmetic and plastic surgeries due to his internationally recognised skills and expertise. A student of the prestigious Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hodgkinson has been practicing for over 30 years with two degrees in plastic surgery, and a committee position with the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

Double Chin Reduction by Liposuction
Dr Hodgkinson offers a hand-picked team of highly professional surgeons and staff to all patients.

Our highly skilled staff will ensure you receive the finest care and we strongly encourage that you ask any questions to be completely comfortable before beginning any surgical procedure.

Is there anything else I should know about liposuction?

Liposuction is an extremely common cosmetic surgery procedure, and Dr. Hodgkinson is an expert at administering it on all parts of the body. Proven safe over time with a long track record, liposuction creates minimal scarring with outstanding results.

The various liposuction techniques are known as the preferred method for removing fat from the body, including the neck, face, hips, thighs, buttocks, and midriff.

Dr. Hodgkinson is a leader in liposuction but wishes for all patients to know this procedure is not an alternative to weight reduction. While useful for removing fat from the body, it is best suited to areas that do not respond to diet and exercise.

In the case of the double chin, those who experience hereditary fat accumulation may turn to liposuction as it can be hard to address this section of the body via other methods. If you are considering liposuction as a way to lose weight, other alternatives will need to be discussed during your consultation.

Double Chin Reduction by Liposuction
Your consultation with Dr Hodgkinson will determine if double chin liposuction is the right procedure for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is involved in the process of liposuction?

The look of a double chin will see a significant improvement when the fat under the skin is removed. Liposuction helps to retract and tighten the skin, creating a more youthful appearance.

The process involves a small incision that is made in the identified area for the cannula, which is a small tube that sucks out the excess fat from the chin area. The procedure will take approximately 30 minutes to an hour, with the patient being awake or lightly sedated.

Where will I undergo this procedure?

Dr. Hodgkinson looks after his patients at the Double Bay Day Surgery, which, along with an expert team, provides the highest quality of care for every patient. With a roster of staff who are experienced and knowledgeable in cosmetic and plastic surgery, every patient has all questions answered to ensure an informed choice around undergoing surgery or not.

If you do, the post-operative care process you will experience post-surgery is second-to-none. The highly skilled nursing staff is on call 24 hours a day with home care options available if required. All patients receive a relaxed and professional experience to mitigate the stress that can come with surgical procedures. Your goals and safety are the priority, and exceptional results are achieved every time.

What age is best for double chin liposuction?

Double chin liposuction is not age-restricted and is appropriate for people of all ages. From late teens, people notice the hereditary features of a chubby or fat neck, and it is often clear from looking at their relatives that diet and exercise may not solve the problem. Liposuction is an effective solution for these fatty accumulations up to the age of about 40.

How much recovery time will I need from a double chin liposuction?

The downtime is quite minimal, so it is likely you will be able to return to work quickly after your procedure. This will vary for each patient due to different levels of healing ability. Once surgery has been completed, you may experience slight bruising; however this is normal and no cause for alarm. Bruising usually takes 10-14 days to correctly resolve. A creative scalf  or makeup or a fashionable beard stubble hides the bruising during this time.

Will there be any scarring as a result of my procedure?

Scarring will be very minimal if existent at all. The procedure only requires tiny incisions, leaving small marks that will be left under the jaw. It is common that you may experience a small amount of fluid weeping from the incision points, as is standard with all forms of liposuction.

What are the risks I should be aware of associated with double chin liposuction?

While all surgeries come with a certain level of risk, we have never experienced any of the standard complications in the following list, thanks to Dr. Hodgkinson’s skill and expertise.

The potential risks associated with double chin liposuction, or any other liposuction procedure can include;

  • Adverse anesthesia reactions
  • Bagginess or rippling of the skin
  • Prolonged bruising
  • Asymmetry
  • Infection
  • Pigmentation changes
  • Some numbness which is temporary

It is important to note that the above complications are very uncommon, and Dr. Hodgkinson and his team are highly skilled. They take every precaution necessary to ensure that your liposuction procedure is exceptionally safe, providing an in-depth aftercare program to ensure you have a pleasant experience with outstanding results.

About Dr Darryl Hodgkinson

Dr. Darryl J. Hodgkinson is recognized world-wide as an expert in aesthetic plastic surgery with more than thirty years of experience in both aesthetic and plastic/reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Hodgkinson did his plastic surgical training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in the United States and is amongst an elite group of a very few surgeons to hold two degrees in plastic surgery from American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the Royal College of Surgeons, Canada.

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