Whether it's from extra fat or loose, saggy skin, a double chin can make anyone avoid even glancing in the mirror. Fortunately, treatment is available to help streamline your profile and leave you looking your best and feeling more confident.
Here at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery, with offices in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Dr. Joseph Tamburrino and our highly trained staff provide superior results for all your plastic surgery needs, including double chins.
Double chin causes
Also known as submental fullness, a double chin is caused by a layer of fat forming below your chin. It is very common, affecting close to 70% of people.
A variety of factors can lead to its development. For one, as the body ages, the skin can start to lose its elasticity. This may result in it looking saggy or like there is too much of it.
Weight gain can be another contributor. Eating too many calories, especially from unhealthy fats and processed foods, can lead to an overall increase in pounds, including in the neck.
You may also be cursed by genetics. If you have one or more relatives who lack skin elasticity or have a double chin, your odds of suffering increase.
Your anatomy and airway positioning can also affect your risk for a double chin. Poor posture can play a role as well. If neck and chin muscles aren't used correctly, they can weaken over time, which may make the skin less elastic.
Smoking and sun damage can also contribute to the development of a double chin.
Fortunately, you don't have to live with a "turkey neck." Facelifts are performed on the neck and/or face to reduce sagging and wrinkles and leave you looking younger. To reduce a double chin, Dr. Tamburrino typically removes fat and loose, flabby skin located around the chin and neck to give you a more smooth and contoured appearance.
Treatment begins with an in-depth consultation to go over your medical history and discuss your concerns and ideal outcome. Next, Dr. Tamburrino creates a personalized care plan designed to help you achieve your goals. Before the surgery you may be asked to adjust medications and herbal supplements depending on your situation.
Every person is unique, so Dr. Tamburrino tailors the procedure to your needs. Sometimes he and his team perform the surgery in the office, while in other cases it’s done at a local hospital. Similarly, the length of time for the procedure and recovery depends on you and the extent of your surgery.
If you're tired of your double chin and looking for a more shapely contoured neck, call or click today to make an appointment with Dr. Tamburrino and find out if a facelift is right for you.