The double chin is an accumulation of adipose tissue and excess skin that is located below the jaw, it is important to determine the cause of this accumulation. It is generally believed that double chin is caused by overweight and although it is a factor, most of the time this tissue accumulates due to gravity and the lack of height and projection of the lower third of the face, that is to say, the lack of chin.
In the case of lack of projection of the middle third can be performed a mentoplasty, I invite you to know the information in our article called mentoplasty.
As for the accumulation of fat due to overweight, liposuction of the neck and jowls can be performed to improve the appearance of the face.
Candidates for this procedure are men and women over 18 years of age who are dissatisfied with their face due to excessive accumulation of fatty tissue or excess skin and are looking for a surgical alternative to change this condition. They should be aware that they will have to make a change in their eating habits for the result to be long lasting.
This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation because it does not cause great discomfort, however if you are a person with low pain tolerance and anxiety, it is advisable to perform the procedure under general anesthesia. It is also a procedure that can be performed in conjunction with other surgeries and does not cause problems.
The intervention is quick, it takes approximately 60 minutes, it is an ambulatory surgery.
The total recovery time is 30 days. The first week you have to keep relative rest and from the second week you can return to work, from week 4 you can do sports activities. It is important to use a chin guard to control the inflammatory process and stimulate blood flow.
The result of this surgery is intended to be permanent, however there are several factors that can alter the results, one of them is bad eating habits.
The level of pain is low to moderate, controlled with the help of analgesics.
Anesthesia: Local or general
Surgery Time: 1 Hour
Resting Time: 30 days