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What is 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- 

  • Chin liposuction involves the removal of excess fat from the chin region. 
  • Submentoplasty involves chin liposuction and tightening of the chin muscles. 
  • A neck lift (lower rhytidectomy) involves removing the excess skin or tightening the neck & skin muscles to improve the chin contours. 

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.

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    Pristyncare Clinic image : 5-9-22, First Floor Ambedkar Colony, Hill Fort Rd Adarsh Nagar...

    Pristyn Care Adarsh Nagar

    5-9-22, First Floor Ambedkar Colony, Hill Fort Rd Adarsh Nagar...

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    Pristyncare Clinic image : 1561 2nd Floor, E End Main Rd 9th Block Jayanagar...

    Pristyn Care Jayanagar

    1561 2nd Floor, E End Main Rd 9th Block Jayanagar...

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    Pristyncare Clinic image : 3A/79, Ekta Residency  Chembur Mumbai Mumbai - Mumbai

    Pristyn Care Chembur

    3A/79, Ekta Residency Chembur Mumbai Mumbai - Mumbai

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    Pristyncare Clinic image : No 237 Kilpauk Garden Road Kilpauk Chennai Chennai - Chennai

    Pristyn Care Kilpauk

    No 237 Kilpauk Garden Road Kilpauk Chennai Chennai - Chennai

Best Treatment Center for Double Chin Removal

Best Treatment Center for Double Chin Removal

Pristyn Care is one of the best treatment centers in India, where anyone can undergo double chin removal surgery at affordable prices. We provide best-in-class treatment at a reasonable cost. We leverage modern USFDA-approved techniques to help eliminate the double chin. Across India, we have a well-trained team of plastic surgeons who have 10+ years of experience in performing double chin removal surgery with high success rates.

We have multiple clinics and partnered-hospitals in various cities across the country. Each treatment center has modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art amenities to provide optimal care to the patients. We also provide assistance to our patients throughout the treatment journey to make everything simple and hassle-free. 

Who is an ideal candidate for chin liposuction or double chin removal?

Who is an ideal candidate for chin liposuction or double chin removal?

Though double chin removal is safe, not everyone can qualify for it. An individual is considered a good candidate for chin liposuction if he or she meets the following criteria- 

  • The candidate is 18 years or older. 
  • The candidate is a non-smoker or willing to quit for the period suggested by the doctor. 
  • The candidate does not have a serious health condition, such as diabetes, hypertension, etc. 
  • The candidate should not be pregnant or breastfeeding. 

How does double chin surgery work?

How does double chin surgery work?

There are three techniques that can be used for double chin removal, and each work in a slightly different manner.

  • Chin liposuction works by inserting a cannula into the chin to break down the fat tissues and gently suction them out to create a smoother chin profile. 
  • Submentoplasty works by making small incisions under the chin to tighten the muscles and remove the extra fat tissues. 
  • A neck lift works by removing fatty tissues and excess skin tissues after tightening the neck muscles. 

How to prepare for Double Chin Removal?

How to prepare for Double Chin Removal?

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

  • Expected goals from the treatment.
  • Patient’s medical history, including serious conditions, allergies, and previous surgeries. 
  • Medications (prescribed and OTC) and supplements taken by the patient. 
  • Use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. 

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- 

  • Get a complete blood panel test done and have a physical examination with the primary care provider to get clearance. 
  • Stop smoking one or two weeks before the surgery. 
  • Avoid taking certain medications and supplements, especially the ones that have blood-thinning properties. 

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.

What happens in Double Chin Removal Surgery?

What happens in Double Chin Removal Surgery?

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 

 

  • The surgeon examines the chin and neck and marks the targeted areas with a pen. The cannula insertion points are also marked. 
  • The skin is cleansed with an antiseptic solution to reduce the risk of infection. 
  • The anesthetist will administer the anesthesia to put the patient to sleep. In some cases, only local anesthesia is used during the procedure. This varies for each patient. 
  • The liposuction cannula is inserted through tiny incisions in the chin region. 
  • Depending on the liposuction technique chosen, the cannula breaks down the fat tissues without damaging the surrounding nerves and muscles. 
  • A suction device is used to extract the broken fat tissues. 
  • This breaking and suctioning step is repeated until all the targeted fatty tissues are removed. 
  • Once the desired contours are achieved, the surgery site is cleaned and covered with a bandage. 

 

Steps of Submentoplasty

 

  • The surgeon will mark the chin area to indicate the approach. 
  • Either IV medications with sedation or general anesthesia is administered by the anesthetist to numb the target area. 
  • Incisions are made behind the ear or hairline to access the chin. 
  • The chin muscles are tightened with the help of stitches. 
  • A liposuction cannula is inserted through the incision to break down the fat tissues. 
  • The fat tissues are suctioned out carefully. 
  • Once the desired contour of the chin is achieved, the incisions are closed with stitches, and a bandage is placed over them. 

 

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. 

 

  • The anesthetist administers either IV sedation or general anesthesia to numb the chin and neck region. 
  • Depending on the extent of modification the patient wants, a traditional incision or limited incision will be made. 
  • The traditional incision begins in the hairline around the sideburn, continues to the ear, and ends in the posterior section of the hair. A limited incision is made around the ear only. 
  • The fat tissues in the neck and chin are redistributed, repositioned, or sculpted. 
  • The platysma muscle in the neck is tightened. 
  • Then the excess skin tissues are excised and draped over the uplifted contours. 
  • To improve the contours, another incision is also made under the chin to sculpt the area and improve the texture. 
  • The incisions are closed with sutures or skin adhesives. In most cases, dissolvable sutures are used that don’t require removal.

Potential Risks & Complications of Double Chin Surgery

Potential Risks & Complications of Double Chin Surgery

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

  • Asymmetry in the face (chin contours don’t look the same on both sides)
  • Bleeding excessively during the surgery
  • Blood accumulation or hematoma 
  • Fluid accumulation or seroma 
  • Blood clot formation after the surgery
  • Damage to nerves, blood vessels, and/or muscles
  • Poor healing of the incisions 
  • Pain or swelling in the treated area 
  • Scarring or discoloration of the skin 
  • Irregularities on the skin surface

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.

What to expect after Double Chin Removal?

What to expect after Double Chin Removal?

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.

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 

Results & Recovery After Double Chin Surgery

Results & Recovery After Double Chin 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- 

 

  • Take complete bed rest for 1-2 days after the surgery and resume normal activities gradually in the following days. 
  • A chin strap is given to the patient after surgery. Wear it 24×7 for as long as suggested to ensure that the tissues stay in the right place until the healing is complete. 
  • Keep the treated area clean and dry to prevent infections. 
  • A thin tube might be placed during the surgery to drain fluid and blood and prevent swelling. Make sure not to touch the drain, as it can cause post-surgery complications and compromise the results. 
  • Take the prescribed medications as directed by the surgeon to manage the pain and discomfort after the surgery. 
  • Change the bandages placed over the chin and neck regularly as directed by the doctor. 
  • Sleep with the head elevated to 30° for a few days to ensure that the fluid and blood accumulated in the area drain out completely. 
  • Do not lift any heavy object or bend over as it can put strain and pressure on the chin and neck region. 
  • See the doctor regularly for follow-up consultations to ensure there are no signs of post-op complications. 

 

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

Benefits of Double Chin Removal Surgery

Benefits of Double Chin Removal Surgery

Double chin surgery provides the following benefits to patients- 

  • The chin becomes more prominent and defined, which can significantly improve the overall appearance of the patient. 
  • Surgery is the only effective way to eliminate a double chin when exercises and other methods of weight loss don’t improve the contours. 
  • The surgery provides quick and long-lasting results. 
  • The chin and neck areas are the ones where the early signs of aging begin. The surgery reduces these signs, giving a younger appearance to the patient. 

Alternatives to Double Chin Removal Surgery

Alternatives to Double Chin Removal Surgery

The latest non-surgical alternative to double chin removal surgery is also available for patients. It is called Deoxycholic Acid or Kybella® injections. This option is suitable for patients who don’t have excessive fat in the chin. It involves using deoxycholic acid (the same acid used by the gallbladder to dissolve dietary fat) and injecting it directly into the target area.

This non-surgical approach requires several sessions to provide effective and visible results. But it can also cause some side effects. Thus, doctors do not recommend this method to all patients. 

Cost of Double Chin Removal Surgery in India

Cost of Double Chin Removal Surgery 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- 

 

  • The choice of hospital or clinic
  • The city or location where you are getting treatment 
  • Type of surgery or technique used for double chin removal 
  • Doctor’s consultation and operation fee 
  • Anesthesia and anesthetist’s fee 
  • Post-surgery care and follow-up consultations 
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