The submental fat, or double chin, is the accumulation of unwanted fat, under the chin, between the chin and neck.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF THE DOUBLE CHIN?
The submental fat or double chin usually appears after the age of 35 or 40, when the skin begins to become flaccid due to aging but can appear at any age due to a marked weight loss or genetic cause.
WHO HAS INDICATION TO TREAT THE DOUBLE CHIN?
Anyone who has an unwanted accumulation of fat under the chin, may be a candidate for a treatment for the submental fat or double chin.
HOW DOES DOUBLE CHIN TREAT?
In fact, there are several ways to treat the submental fat or double chin. The choice of treatment should be made after careful examination, in consultation, with your doctor. Some treatments can be performed in the office, such as radio frequency.
The traditional way to treat double chin is liposuction. This technique is the most effective when we are in the presence of a large accumulation of fat.
WHAT ARE THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF DOUBLE CHIN TREATMENT?
In fact, the most frequent adverse effects of treatment of the submental fat or double chin with injections or with liposuction are transient (transient) and disappear spontaneously. The most frequent are ecchymosis (bruising) and edema (“swelling”). They often disappear between 2 and 3 weeks.
An unwanted effect of liposuction is the scar. Most people who wish to remove the submental fat or double chin prefer the existence of a scar, than to live with an unaesthetic submental fat.
In fact, the scar to treat the submental fat is hidden under the chin and is hardly visible by other people. In addition, the scars become less noticeable over time. Your Plastic Surgeon will be able to advise you on how best to treat your scars.
WHAT IS THE RESULT AFTER THE TREATMENT OF DOUBLE CHIN?
The treatment of the double chin aims to eliminate the unwanted and unaesthetic fat that is accumulated in the underpart of the chin, creating an angle between the chin and neck that is well defined, improving the appearance of the entire neck and also improving the self-esteem of those who undergo treatment.
WHAT CARE AFTER THE TREATMENT OF DOUBLE CHIN?
When treatment is done with liposuction, usually the patient is discharged on the same day and can recover in the comfort of his home. With the other treatment modalities, which are performed in the office, the patient returns home immediately after treatment.
We advise the application of local ice for 48 hours, to reduce swelling, the use of a compressive band, during the period of 1 month and also a diet without very hard foods that require a great effort to chew, for 1 or 2 days.
Whenever possible, and especially after liposuction, we recommend manual lymphatic drainage to speed up recovery, improve comfort and decrease edema associated with surgery.
WHEN CAN THE ACTIVITY / DAILY ROUTINE AFTER TREATMENT BE RESUMED?
Recovery is very fast, with any of the treatment modalities.
In general, after treatment with injections that dissolve fat, return to work and the routine of daily life is immediate.
Therefore, after liposuction of the double chin, most people are able to do any activity after 2 or 3 days. A longer interval (1 month) is recommended before starting over with the most intense physical exercise.
Your Plastic Surgeon will be able to advise you on the most appropriate way to reintegrate your routine.
WILL I GET BETTER AFTER TREATING THE JITT?
The treatment of double chin is an intervention that aims to improve physical appearance and also strengthen self-esteem.
However, your new image will not change, by itself, all other areas of your life (professional, family, social), so it is essential to have this awareness.
In fact, emotional balance is indispensable to undergo surgical intervention or treatment, especially if it is aesthetic in nature.
IS DOUBLE CHIN TREATMENT SAFE?
Like any treatment or surgery, the treatment of the submental fat or double chin is not without risks.
Thus, the first step is to consult a Plastic Surgeon, who is well experienced.
In addition, it is important to choose a clinic with adequate environment for consultation and surgery. You should also choose the appropriate time to perform the procedure.
You should also talk openly with your doctor, ask all questions, clarify your goals and expectations, and listen to the possible results, the necessary postoperative care, and any complications.
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF TREATMENT TO DOUBLE CHIN?
With regard to the treatment of papacy, it depends on each case. Thus, to give you a reference price that is as close to your case as possible, report your problem to Dr. Bhupendra Gaidhane through our Contact Form.