Dr. Hootan Daneshmand
Double Chin Reduction in Orange County & Bakersfield
Double Chin Reduction
Many people express their concerns about wanting to get rid of their double chin. A double chin, which is technically called submental fat, is a common condition. However, for most who have it, it creates deep-rooted insecurity that negatively impacts their overall self-image. Luckily, there are ways to eliminate this pesky submental fat. By way of double chin reduction through cosmetic surgery, men and women around the world are able to remove their double chin and regain their confidence.
Can You Get Rid of a Double Chin?
Yes, there are many different ways to approach the elimination of submental fat. Though a healthy diet and exercise routine may help to reduce a double chin, it is not guaranteed. This is because while weight gain can often contribute to a double chin, it is not always the sole cause. Genetics and aging may also play a role in the development of a double chin, which can make it extremely difficult to eradicate naturally. This is why a double chin reduction through surgery is such a common and highly requested procedure.
How to Get Rid of a Double Chin?
There is no single surgery designated to reduce double chin fat. Instead, surgeons use a combination of techniques to remove excess submental fat and tighten the area beneath the chin. This may entail chin liposuction, a neck lift surgery, or both. They may also recommend a procedure called “submentoplasty.”
The technique used is based on the quality of your skin and your desired effects. Double chin liposuction is a procedure that suctions excess fat from under the chin. A neck lift, also called a lower rhytidectomy, is the removal of excess skin and tightening of the neck muscles to give the face a more defined and contoured appearance. A submentoplasty, on the other hand, combines the use of chin liposuction with small chin incisions aimed at tightening the neck muscles.
All of these procedures can target and significantly reduce the appearance of a double chin. However, those with loose skin and not a lot of elasticity may not be a good candidate for either liposuction or submentoplasty. A chin lift is recommended for individuals with this skin type.
How Long Does it Take to Recover from Double Chin Surgery?
The recovery time depends mostly on the approach Dr. Hootan used and how invasive it was. For chin liposuction, it will usually take only a few days to a week before you can return to work and most of your daily activities. For a neck lift, however, you may expect to be out for about two weeks.
Immediately after the surgery, the skin on the neck and below the chin may feel very tight. This is due to the swelling and bruising of the area and is completely normal following a procedure of this sort. You may have facial drains in place to reduce the buildup of blood and fluid in your neck. Dr. Hootan will remove these drains a day or two post-op.
To quicken the recovery process and avoid any complications, Dr. Hootan will prescribe you antibiotics as well as pain medication. He may also recommend applying antibiotic ointments to the incision site and advise you to avoid the sun or excess amounts of water on the area for at least a few days.
How Much Does Double Chin Surgery Cost?
Much like the time needed for recovery following a double chin reduction, the cost for the surgery also depends on the approach Dr. Hootan takes. For example, because liposuction is generally quicker and less invasive, you can expect to pay much less for this than you might a chin lift.
Other factors that need to be taken into account include the following:
- General location of the procedure
- Surgeon’s fee
- Facility fee
- Staff fee
- Medication fee
- Anesthesia fee
With all things considered, you may be paying anywhere from a couple thousand dollars to upwards of ten thousand dollars for a neck contouring procedure.
What are the Risks of Double Chin Reduction?
If ever foreign instruments enter the skin or body, there are risks that will always come with that. Your surgeon will go into further detail of these risks during your consultation and address any of your individual concerns. Here are some of the risks that you can expect Dr. Hootan to cover:
- Pain or discomfort
- Asymmetry of facial features
- Decreased skin sensitivity
- Nerve injury
- Anesthesia complications, such as trouble breathing
A few of these, such as swelling and discomfort, are completely normal and to be expected following the procedure. Dr. Hootan will inform you of the steps you need to take to reduce these risks and ensure you are recovering properly.
Double Chin Reduction Surgery in Bakersfield, CA
If you’re interested in getting rid of your double chin, start with Silhouette. Our practice at the Silhouette Plastic Surgery Institute located in both Orange County and Bakersfield, California is dedicated to offering a complete range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Our surgeon, Dr. Hootan Daneshmand, provides the latest advances in cosmetic surgery procedures such as chin liposuction, neck lifts, and submentoplasty. If you’re considering a double chin reduction or want to know more about your options, contact us today! To reach our Orange County location, call us at 949-359-8397. For our Bakersfield location, call 661-491-7673. We hope to see you soon!