What is The Cost of a Double Chin Surgery?
Double chin treatments start from $1,500 for non-surgical treatments to $4,999 and up for more invasive options.
Recovery Period Following a Double Chin Surgery?
Bruising and swelling are common side effects of double chin surgery for men. Once this subsides, typically after 1 week, most patients return to work.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Double Chin Surgery?
Double chin reduction surgery for men generally takes 1 hour to perform.
What is a Double Chin Surgery
The double chin is an aesthetically displeasing feature that can impact the facial profile and be detrimental to one’s self-confidence and image.
The unwanted feature can occur hereditarily or through weight gain with loss of soft tissue elasticity. Regardless of the cause, double chin procedures work to enhance the neckline angle.
At the Toronto Plastic Surgeons, we offer a number of cosmetic plastic surgery and non-invasive treatment options available to eliminate a double chin and create a pleasing neck contour. The most effective include some form of minimally invasive liposuction, improving the contour that leads to the double chin.
Am I a Good Candidate for Double Chin Surgery?
Double chin plastic surgery for men is the ideal procedure for those looking to improve the common aesthetic concern about excess fat around the neck. The procedure creates a sharper neck angle.
Patients should be in overall good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations about the results. Your health status and eligibility will be evaluated during the initial consultation to ensure you are a suitable candidate for double chin surgery.
Double Chin Surgery Benefits
Reduce Double Chin
This is a safe and effective treatment to eliminate fat under the chin and neck, making the area more defined.
Removing excess fat around the neck can effectively improve the definition of the jawline.
Improved Facial Proportions
As the foundation of the face, the chin plays a big role in leveling out and improving facial proportions. A strong, defined jawline is considered a desirable masculine feature.
Modern techniques come with less downtime due to their minimally invasive nature.
Double Chin Surgery Risks & Complications
Like all procedures, double chin removal surgery for men is associated with possible risks and complications that patients should consider prior to undergoing the procedure. The team at Toronto Plastic Surgeons has been performing double chin liposuction for many years. Significant complications are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.
Infection: Infections are extremely rare and further minimized by using a reputable, experienced surgeon. Preventative antibiotics are used.
Contour Irregularities: We use the latest technologies and techniques to ensure skin appears tight and smooth.
Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising are expected following the procedure but will subside after 1 week.
Numbness: Patients might notice a decrease in skin sensitivity in the area but this should diminish after a few months.
Why The Toronto Plastic Surgeons?
The Toronto Plastic Surgeons use the most advanced liposuction skin tightening technology to ensure the best possible chin and neck contour. The surgical facility is a state-of-the-art center that has over 20 years of safety and excellence with an experienced surgical team that expertly manages your double chin surgery.
Members of our team helped engineer and pioneer several of the procedures currently popular in facial rejuvenation surgery. From pre-consultation to post-op care, we have you covered.
Different Types of Double Chin Surgery
The following high-tech devices are all available at the Toronto Plastic Surgeons. Your surgeon will select the right technology for you.
SmartLipo™ emits energy using a small laser probe that breaks down and liquefies the fat, facilitating easy fat removal with a microcannula that minimizes discomfort.
BodyTite™ uses electrical current waves to liquefy the fat and coagulate the blood vessels, minimizing any post-operative discomfort, bruising and swelling. BodyTite technology gives the best soft tissue contraction of the many devices with a 40-60% contraction.
VASERLipo™ is a gentle energy-assisted device. VASERLipo’s ultrasound energy does not kill the fat cells, it loosens them for removal, preserving them and keeping them viable for transplantation if needed.
Evoke Submentum, CoolSculpt Mini and SculpSure Submentum.
These are all devices that can reduce your double chin without surgery. The Evoke Submentum uses radiofrequency energy and the CoolSculpt Hypothermia and SculpSure deploys laser hyperthermia to kill the double chin fat cells. Usually 2-3 treatments, one month apart are required to achieve a noticeable reduction in the double chin.
How is a Double Chin Surgery Performed?
The specifics of the double chin procedure will vary depending on the device chosen. During your initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of each fat reduction devices and will recommend the best device to align with your goals.
Most procedures are performed easily under local anesthesia. Once the given fat reduction device has loosened the chin and neck fat for removal, a very small tube (cannula) will be inserted under the skin, gently removing the excess fatty tissues. BodyTite liposuction will also tighten the neck skin.
Preparing for a Double Chin Surgery
To ensure a successful double chin surgery, it is advised that patients follow certain steps in the weeks leading up to your procedure date:
- Smoking should be stopped 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after the procedure.
- Patients must cease taking Aspirin or any medication that contains Aspirin 2 weeks before.
- Patients must not consume any food or drink 6 hours before the procedure. Small sips of water are permitted, however.
What to Expect Post Double Chin Surgery
The patient’s neck area will be bruised and feel tight immediately after the procedure – side effects that will resolve within the first week. Patients will return home in a head-wrap dressing to minimize swelling and ensure the skin correctly conforms to the new contour.
In the days that follow, patients should spend as much time as possible in an upright position to speed up the healing process. Sun exposure should be avoided to protect from sun damage.
It’s important that patients follow the thorough care instructions provided by their surgeon. Doing so will shorten the recovery period and ensure no complications are experienced.
Double Chin Surgery Recovery
Day 4-7: Initial bruising and swelling should have subsided.
Week 1: Head-wrap garment will be removed and most patients return to work.
Week 4-6: High-intensity exercise can be resumed at your doctor’s discretion.
Month 3: Final healing can take up to 3 months but final results can take 1 year to show.
Double Chin Surgery FAQ
Is Getting a Double Chin Surgery Painful?
Double chin liposuction has less discomfort than other liposuction procedures. Local anesthesia is gently injected under the chin. Patients will not feel anything during the procedure itself but may experience some discomfort in the days following. This is easily controlled with pain medications for the first 2-3 days.
How Long Will the Results of Double Chin Surgery Last?
Male double chin surgery is designed to provide long-term results, but the length can vary from patient to patient. The aging process will continue to play a part but patients can typically expect their double chin surgery results to last up to 10 years.