Double Chin Surgery Cleveland Ponsky

Double Chin Surgery: Here’s What You Need to Know

A double chin, also known as submental fat, occurs when a layer of fat forms below the chin. This can happen for several reasons, including genetics, aging and weight gain. A double chin can be difficult (or even impossible) to get rid of, even with diet and regular exercise. That’s because submental fat is often stubborn and resistant to change.

Furthermore, unlike most other parts of your body, submental fullness often occurs because of genetic factors. Even if you follow a strict diet and exercise regularly, you can’t get rid of your double chin. When all traditional efforts at weight loss fail, you have one option left — double chin surgery, also known as submental liposuction.

But what is double chin surgery? How can it remove excess submental fat? What can you expect from the procedure? Are there any risks? And who can you contact to explore your double chin surgery options in Cleveland? This article provides all the information about double chin surgery or submental liposuction in Cleveland.

What is Double Chin Surgery?

Double chin surgery, also called submental liposuction or submentoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin from under the chin to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. The term “double chin surgery” can involve numerous surgical techniques, such as liposuction and a neck lift, to help you achieve a chiseled jawline. Your facial plastic surgeon must select the appropriate surgical techniques for your double chin surgery based on your goals and anatomy.

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Technique #1. Submental Liposuction

Submental liposuction is the most common technique used in double chin surgery. This procedure involves making a small incision under the chin to insert a specialized cannula into the submental region. The cannula suctions away excess fat cells from the neck, making your neck look more elegant, graceful, and slender. Submental liposuction is suitable for individuals with a double chin and good skin elasticity.

lady with double chin had facelift, neck lift, submentoplasty surgery

Technique #2. Submentoplasty or Cervicoplasty

Submentoplasty is slightly more invasive than submental liposuction, suitable for patients with moderate to severe skin laxity. If you have sagging skin under your chin, removing excess fat deposits won’t be adequate because the remaining skin will give the appearance of a “turkey wattle.” Submentoplasty combines liposuction with small incisions to trim away excess skin and tighten the underlying platysma muscles, making the neck area under your neck look firm and youthful.

woman had lower facelift surgery to reduce double chin

Technique #3. Lower Rhytidectomy

Lower rhytidectomy, more commonly known as a neck lift, is the most invasive approach to a double chin surgery. It is suitable for patients with severe skin laxity. During this procedure, the facial plastic surgeon makes strategic incisions under the chin and earlobe,  and along the hairline. This is to trim excess skin tissues, remove unwanted fat deposits, and tighten underlying platysma muscles using sutures. A lower rhytidectomy takes a decade or more off the neck.

Submental liposuction serving Cleveland

As shown above, double chin surgery can be performed using numerous techniques. Each of the aforementioned techniques can reduce the appearance of a double chin, but the procedure most suitable for you will depend on your skin elasticity and other factors. If you have a double chin in your 30s or 40s with little to no signs of sagging skin, you can benefit greatly from submental liposuction in Cleveland, especially since it involves minimal downtime.

Submental liposuction is undoubtedly the simplest and least invasive method for double chin surgery. Submental liposuction is performed via an extremely small incision under the chin, through which a small, hollow cannula is inserted. The incision is carefully placed along the folds of your skin so it’s virtually invisible after healing. This procedure uses gentle suction to remove strategic amounts of excess fat, resulting in a smooth, even profile.

After submental liposuction in Cleveland, you can expect mild swelling, redness, bruising, and discomfort around the incision sites. You may also have facial drains to remove the accumulated fluids for a day or two. Submental liposuction involves a fairly straightforward recovery, and most patients can return to their daily activities after 3 to 5 days. However, you must avoid strenuous workouts and intense activities for several weeks to ensure optimal healing.

Ponsky Facial Plastic Surgery is a state-of-the-art surgical facility specializing in submental liposuction and other double chin surgery techniques in Cleveland. Our facial plastic surgeon carefully examines your neck, measures the degree of skin laxity, and curates a personalized double chin surgery plan to help you achieve a slender, graceful neck with minimal downtime. You may schedule a consultation to initiate your journey to an elevated chin profile in Cleveland.


Dr. Ponsky: Cleveland female facial plastic surgeon

Dr. Diana Ponsky Cleveland Facial Plastic SurgeonDr. Diana Ponsky is widely considered one of the leading female facial plastic surgeons in Cleveland. She is a renowned facial plastic surgeon with the distinction of being double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. She has taught residents for over 12 years and is Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Ponsky has 10+ years of experience in facial cosmetic surgeries and has performed over 1500 successful rhinoplasties in patients from all backgrounds. She also specializes in double chin surgery to help patients address the signs of aging in the neck and chin. Instead of offering cookie-cutter treatments, she carefully evaluates your condition and goals to curate surgical plans. Furthermore, she follows a conservative approach to facial cosmetic surgery, i.e., she finds the least invasive path to accomplish your aesthetic goals.


Chin and neck profile improvement in Cleveland

If you’re considering surgery to improve your chin and neck profile, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our facial plastic surgeon in Cleveland. During your consultation, Dr. Ponsky will evaluate your individual case and develop a personalized treatment plan. Whether you need simple submental liposuction or a more comprehensive neck lift, Dr. Ponsky will identify the ideal strategy for your neck profile improvement in Cleveland.

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