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Double Chin Removal Surgery: Diagnosis, Procedure, & Recovery

Want to know how to get rid of a double chin? Get in touch with Pristyn Care and undergo double chin removal surgery, also known as chin reduction, to get rid of the excess fat under the chin. We leverage safe and minimally invasive techniques for double chin reduction. Book a consultation with our experts and discuss the most suitable method to reduce your double chin.

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    Dr. Rohit Devdutt Bavdekar (LkcatVgAb8)

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  • What is Double Chin?

    A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common cosmetic concern characterized by the accumulation of fat under the chin, resulting in a noticeable bulge or sagging appearance. It can affect people of all ages and body types, and its development is influenced by various factors, including genetics, age, weight gain, and posture.

    Having a double chin is a common cosmetic concern for many people, and it can affect individuals of different ages and body types. While it is not a medical condition, many individuals seek ways to reduce or eliminate the appearance of a double chin for aesthetic reasons. 

    It’s essential to consult with a certified and experienced doctor to determine the most suitable treatment option based on individual needs and medical history. Additionally, they can help address any underlying causes, such as weight management or posture improvement, for double chin reduction. 

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    Double Chin Reduction Options

    There are various options available for double chin removal, ranging from non-surgical treatments to surgical procedures. The choice of treatment depends on factors such as the severity of the double chin, the individual’s overall health, cosmetic goals, and preferences. Here are some common surgical and non-surgical options. 

    Non-Surgical Chin Reduction Methods 

    • Kybella Injections (Deoxycholic Acid Injections)
    • CoolSculpting (Cryolipolysis)
    • Ultherapy 
    • Laser Lipolysis 

    Surgical Double Chin Removal 

    • Submental Liposuction or Chin Liposuction
    • Submentoplasty 
    • Neck Lift

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    Ideal Candidate for Double Chin Removal Surgery

    The ideal candidate for double chin removal surgery is someone who has excess submental fat (fat under the chin) that has not responded to non-surgical treatments and who is in good overall health. While individual eligibility will be determined by a plastic or cosmetic surgeon, the following characteristics are generally considered when assessing a patient’s suitability for the procedure:

    Based on this assessment, the surgeon will determine whether the patient is a suitable candidate for the procedure and recommend the most appropriate treatment option.

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    Diagnosis Before Double Chin Surgery

    Before considering double chin surgery or any other cosmetic procedure to address a double chin, a proper diagnosis and evaluation are done by the healthcare provider. He/she will examine the chin and neck area and assess various factors to determine the most suitable method for chin reduction.  

    Here are some of the steps involved in the diagnosis process:

    • Medical History: The healthcare professional will review the individual’s medical history, including any past medical conditions, surgeries, allergies, medications, and previous aesthetic procedures.
    • Physical Examination: The healthcare provider will conduct a thorough physical examination, focusing on the chin and neck area, to assess the degree of submental fat, skin laxity, and muscle condition.
    • Imaging and Analysis: In some cases, the healthcare provider may use imaging technologies or computer simulations to provide a visual representation of the potential results of the surgery. This can help set realistic expectations.

    Depending on the severity of the double chin and individual circumstances, the healthcare provider may discuss whether a surgical or non-surgical method is more suitable for the patient. If surgery is planned, the doctor will provide the necessary details regarding the techniques, risks, benefits, and other aspects of double chin removal surgery. 

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    Double Chin Removal Surgery

    Double chin removal surgery is the procedure of removing the fat tissues and tightening the muscles underneath the chin to eliminate the appearance of a double chin. Many people don’t feel comfortable when extra fat starts to deposit under the chin, as it can significantly affect the overall jaw and facial profile. Hence, they opt for surgery to get the desired shape and contours around the chin. 

    A double chin can be corrected in three ways- 

    The patient’s skin profile is examined carefully to decide which technique would be most suitable for double chin removal. If an individual has loose skin, liposuction or submentoplasty may not be recommended for him/her. In such cases, the doctor will perform a neck lift to eliminate the double chin. 

    Benefits of Double Chin Removal

    Double chin removal, whether through surgical or non-surgical methods, can offer several aesthetic and psychological benefits. Here are some of the key advantages of addressing a double chin:

    Preparation Before Chin Reduction Surgery

    The preparation for double chin removal surgery requires a detailed discussion with the plastic surgeon regarding the following- 

    After discussing these things, the doctor will examine the patient’s face, neck, and skin texture to figure out the best treatment method. The doctor will also discuss the risks and benefits of the surgery to ensure that the patient makes an informed decision. 

    Some other instructions may be given to the patient to prepare him/her before the surgery- 

    On the day of surgery, the patient is asked to get admitted early, and all hospital-related formalities are done. The patient is asked to sign the consent form before proceeding. 

    Chin Reduction Procedure

    As the techniques differ, the steps involved in double chin removal surgery also vary. The steps of each procedure are explained below. 

    Steps of Chin Liposuction 

    Steps of Submentoplasty

    Steps of Neck Lift 

    A neck lift is slightly more invasive than a submentoplasty. It involves the neck and chin region, and the size of the incision is comparatively larger than submentoplasty. 

    What to Expect After Double Chin Fat Removal Surgery?

    Expect to feel slightly dizzy and disoriented after the procedure due to the side effects of anesthesia. There will be redness and bruising around the treated area. The patient will be kept under observation for 2-3 hours and discharged after the doctor team ensures that there are no complications. 

    Swelling will also appear in the treated region within 24 to 48 hours. During the initial healing phase, the chin and neck area will feel tight and stretched, which is normal. Before discharge, the doctor and/or his/her team will provide detailed instructions that the patient must follow for a smooth and quick recovery. 

    Risks & Complications Associated with Double Chin Treatment

    Double chin surgery is safe in most cases. But similar to other surgical treatments, there are minor chances of the following risks and complications- 

    Most of these risks can be successfully mitigated by the surgeon and others by the patient himself/herself by following the post-surgery care guidelines. 

    Results & Recovery After Double Chin Removal Surgery

    The results of double chin surgery won’t be visible immediately after the procedure due to swelling and bruising. These side effects of the surgery will take around 2-4 weeks to subside completely. As these effects disappear, the patient will notice changes in the chin region. 

    The key to the success of the surgery is up to the patient. If the patient strictly follows the doctor’s instructions and recovery tips, the recovery will be quick, and the outcome of the procedure will be as desired. 

    Follow the recovery tips below to get the best results- 

    Contact the doctor’s team immediately if any signs of post-surgery complications arise. 

    Lifestyle Changes Recommended After Double Chin Reduction

    After double chin removal surgery, adopting certain lifestyle changes can help enhance the results, support the healing process, and maintain the improvements achieved through the procedure. Here are some lifestyle recommendations to consider:

    By incorporating these lifestyle changes, you can promote a healthy and positive recovery process after double chin removal surgery and maximize the long-term benefits of the procedure.

    Double Chin Removal Cost in India

    Double chin surgery cost in India ranges from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 80,000. It is only an estimated cost range, and the actual cost of the treatment will vary for each patient. The price is variable due to the following factors- 

    Non-Surgical Double Chin Removal Methods

    Non-surgical methods for double chin removal are effective alternatives for individuals who prefer a non-invasive approach or are not suitable candidates for surgery. These methods typically target the reduction of submental fat or tightening of the skin in the chin and neck area. Some common methods are listed below. 

    Non-Surgical Treatments 

    The following treatments are gaining popularity as non-surgical techniques to get rid of double chin effectively. Individuals who don’t wish to get surgery can consider these alternatives for chin reduction. 

    These non-surgical treatments for double chin removal typically have little to no downtime, and patients can often resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure. However, the effectiveness of these procedures varies depending on the amount of fat and skin laxity, and the results may not be as significant as double chin reduction surgery. Therefore, it’ll be best to consult a specialist to determine the most suitable option. 

    Home Remedies to Reduce Double Chin 

    While home remedies cannot completely remove a double chin, they may help to improve the appearance of the chin and neck area. The effectiveness of home remedies also varies from person to person, and they may not yield the same dramatic results as cosmetic treatments. Some common home remedies that can be helpful include the following:

    Remember that results from home remedies may take time and may not be as significant as cosmetic treatments. For more substantial and noticeable results, it is advisable to consider medical treatments such as Kybella, CoolSculpting, or surgical options like double chin removal surgery. 

    Double Chin Exercises 

    Reducing a double chin through exercises involves targeting the muscles in the jaw, neck, and chin area. While spot reduction is not guaranteed, incorporating these exercises into a regular fitness routine can help strengthen and tone the muscles in the region, potentially reducing the appearance of a double chin. An individual can try the following: 

    It should be noted that the exercises alone may not make much difference in the appearance of the double chin. Double chin exercises should be combined with a balanced diet and overall weight management techniques for best results. 

    FAQ Around Double Chin Removal

    Does health insurance cover double chin surgery cost in India?

    No, health insurance doesn’t cover the cost of double chin surgery as it is a cosmetic treatment. The patient has to pay for the treatment personally.

    How can I book an appointment at Pristyn Care for double chin surgery?

    To book an appointment with Pristyn Care, you can give us a call, fill out the “Book Appointment” form, or download the Pristyn Care app. Our medical care coordinators will assist in booking your appointment with the best plastic surgeons in India.

    When will I be able to see the final results of the double chin surgery?

    The final results of double chin removal surgery can take around 1 to 3 months to appear. Every patient has different healing abilities. Thus, the recovery timeline will also be different. The doctor will give you a tentative recovery timeline according to your body’s healing abilities.

    When can I resume work and other activities after surgery?

    Most patients return to work and resume other activities within one or two weeks. The recovery will be quick after chin liposuction compared to a neck lift. The doctor’s team will provide you with instructions about resuming activities accordingly.

    What are the signs of post-surgery infection?

    If you have an infection, the following signs in appear- 

    • Persistent redness and swelling at the incision site
    • Bleeding and drainage through the incision
    • Chest pain and dizziness 
    • High fever
    • Severe pain that doesn’t ease up with medicine 
    • Nausea or vomiting

    What causes double chins?

    Double chins are typically caused by an accumulation of excess fat under the chin and/or sagging or loose skin in the neck area. Several factors that can contribute to the development of a double chin are weight gain, genetics, aging, posture, and lifestyle

    How to reduce a double chin without surgery?

    To reduce a double chin without surgery or any other medical intervention, consider the following options:

    • Maintain a healthy diet and engage in regular exercise to manage body weight.
    • Practice good posture to avoid straining the neck area.
    • Perform facial exercises and neck stretches to tone and strengthen the muscles in the chin and neck.
    • Use skincare products that promote skin health and elasticity.

    What is the best treatment for double chin?

    The best treatment for a double chin depends on various factors, including the underlying cause, the severity of the double chin, and individual preferences. In some cases, non-surgical double chin removal methods may provide effective results. But in other cases, surgery may be required to provide effective results. The doctor will determine the best treatment method according to your requirement.

    Can a double chin go away on its own?

    A double chin caused by excess fat or loose skin may improve or reduce with lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and facial exercises. However, for some individuals, particularly those with a genetic predisposition or significant submental fat, a double chin may persist despite efforts to reduce it naturally. In such cases, non-surgical or surgical treatments may be required to achieve a significant reduction in double chin.

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      Mimansa Agnihotri


      I am thrilled with the results of my double chin removal surgery performed at Pristyn Care. I had been struggling with self-consciousness and dissatisfaction with my profile for years. Pristyn Care's medical team thoroughly explained the procedure and addressed all my concerns. The surgery itself was smooth, and the recovery was surprisingly quick. The post-operative care provided by Pristyn Care was exceptional, ensuring a comfortable healing process. Thanks to Pristyn Care, my double chin is no longer a source of insecurity, and I now have a more defined jawline. I highly recommend Pristyn Care for their expertise in double chin removal surgery and their commitment to patient satisfaction.

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      Vallabh Sahani


      Pristyn Care's cosmetic team suggested Kybella injections for my double chin, and the results are fantastic. The procedure was quick and painless, and I now have a more defined jawline. Thank you, Pristyn Care, for helping me regain my confidence!

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      Shekhar Athawale


      I underwent a double chin reduction procedure at Pristyn Care, and the results are remarkable. The plastic surgeon was skilled, and the procedure was smooth. Pristyn Care's care and attention to detail exceeded my expectations.

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      Rimjhim Vyas


      I am incredibly pleased with Pristyn Care for the successful double chin removal treatment they performed. The medical team's expertise and care were evident from the very beginning. They patiently explained the treatment process and addressed all my queries. The procedure was quick and virtually painless, and the post-treatment care provided by the nursing staff was exceptional. I am thrilled with the results - my double chin has vanished, and I feel more confident than ever. Pristyn Care's dedication to patient satisfaction and their seamless services are truly commendable. I highly recommend Pristyn Care to anyone seeking double chin removal treatment.

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      Rupali Mondal


      I had always struggled with a double chin, and it made me feel self-conscious. After doing some research, I decided to try Pristyn Care's double chin treatment. I'm so glad I did! The team was incredibly supportive, and they explained the procedure thoroughly. The treatment itself was quick and virtually painless. I've noticed a significant reduction in my double chin, and my jawline looks more defined. Thank you, Pristyn Care, for helping me regain my confidence!

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