Double chin deformities commonly result from fat accumulation in the neck. This fat typically doesn’t respond to diet and exercise and for this reason, liposuction is the treatment of choice in most cases.
Tumescent liposuction of the neck is a relatively simple procedure that involves infusing tumescent fluid into the subcutaneous tissue of the neck. This fluid has epinephrine which minimizes bleeding and lidocaine which is a local anesthetic. A cannula which is attached to suction is then passed through the tissue removing fat and sculpting the area. After surgery, patients wear a comprehensive chin strap for several weeks.
The procedure results in significant contour improvement and is associated with high satisfaction rates. If you’re considering neck liposuction, consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is appropriate. This surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that’s appropriate for your problem.