A double chin is a common but frustrating problem. Getting rid of it by yourself is often impossible. Double chin treatment with Dr. Stein can give you a slimmer, more shapely neck and jaw. The best way to treat your double chin depends on several factors Dr. Stein will assess during your consultation. 

What Causes a Double Chin or Submental Fullness?

The body has preferred locations for storing fat; for some people, the submental (under the chin) area is one of those locations. While excess weight can contribute to a double chin, people who lead a healthy lifestyle can still have one. Genetics play a role in how your body stores fat, and aging can cause sagging skin that makes your submental fullness even more noticeable. The contributing causes of your double chin affect how Dr. Stein treats it. 

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What is the Best Treatment for a Double Chin?

The best treatment for a double chin depends on several factors. Some people only appear to have a double chin because they have a weak or recessed chin. When your chin does not protrude normally, it can make your submental area look fuller. You may benefit from a neck lift (or neck and facelift) if you have sagging skin and fat. 

Chin Implant

A chin implant is a small silicone device that improves the projection of your chin. If you have a double chin, strengthening your features with an implant can help. This increased projection gives your lower face an increased definition. 

Neck Lift

Dr. Stein often performs a neck lift as part of a facelift since there is no dividing line between the two. If you have a double chin, he can perform a procedure that removes excess skin and fat while tightening loose muscles. Many people with significant loose neck skin often have sagging and excess fat around the jawline and lower face, making a facelift with a neck lift an excellent option. 

What is Recovery Like From Double Chin Treatment?

Recovery from a chin implant usually takes less than a week. You may have some swelling and sensitivity, but cold compresses can reduce these effects. A neck lift or facelift usually requires about two weeks of recovery before returning to work. Dr. Stein will provide aftercare instructions to guide you through the recovery process. 

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What Results Will I See With Double Chin Treatment?

A chin implant will give you immediate improvements in the projection and shape of your chin. This will improve the angle of your neck and chin for a more defined appearance. A neck lift will remove loose skin and fat to tighten and smooth the neck and jawline. As a result, you will see a slimmer neck with no more double chin.

Am I a Good Candidate for Double Chin Treatment?

Almost anyone with a double chin makes a good candidate for some form of treatment. Good candidates for a chin implant appear to have a double chin due to lack of chin projection. Good candidates for a neck lift or facelift have issues with skin laxity and excess fat accumulation. Only a consultation can determine which procedure will provide the best results. 

Dr. Stein provided excellent outcomes. The resulted look natural and are consistent with what was explained before the surgery. I recommend Dr. Stein to everyone.

Take the Next Step 

Are you interested in a double chin treatment? If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (919) 261-7099, and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stein Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.

Stein Plastic Surgery is located in the Raleigh, Durham, and Southeast NC areas serving patients.