Double Chin

Summary

Patients that undergo double chin neck liposuction, neck lift procedures, or minimally invasive double chin aesthetic procedures will have a noticeable and pleasing improvement in their neck contour.

Patients have a number of cosmetic plastic surgery and non invasive treatment options available to eliminate their double chin. One of the most common double chin treatments includes some form of liposuction and removal of the excess under chin fat, under local anesthesia in a minimally invasive way, improving the contour that leads to the double chin.

Are You a Candidate?

Candidates are those with an aesthetically displeasing double chin or anyone seeking to improve the appearance of the chin region of their face and neck.

Procedure Details

Patients with a double chin are experiencing a common aesthetic complaint and concern of facial aging, specifically a double chin. Double chins occur for hereditary and developmental reasons. There can be hereditary collections of fat that appear under the chin that are difficult to lose by weight loss and exercise alone. Alternatively, the most common cause of a double chin is some weight gain with loss of soft tissue elasticity. Double chins can be aesthetically displeasing as they ruin the profile of a youthful straight angle to the neckline. Patients have a variety of options open to them to enhance and improve this region of their face and neck.

SmartLipo

SmartLipo™ emits energy using a small laser probe, which breaks down and liquefies the fat, and facilitates easy aspiration of the fat with a microcannula to minimize pain and discomfort.  The advantages of SmartLipo™ over VASERLipo™ is the heat that is generated will lead to a reciprocal contraction and tightening of the skin, thus allowing body contouring, but still achieving skin tightening.

BodyTite

BodyTite™ uses electrical current waves to coagulate and liquefy the fat and the blood vessels to minimize any post operative pain, bruising and swelling. But the electrical current waves, much like an internal Thermage® and internal Venus Freeze, causes a radio frequency soft tissue contraction of up to 35%.The use of BodyTite™ has allowed Dr. Mulholland to perform Radio frequency assisted liposuction contouring of the abdomen, arms, necks, inner thighs and other areas, which have some laxity and where previously soft tissue excisions and skin removal, such as tummy tucks and lifts, would have been required.

Vaser Lipo 

VASERLipo™ is the best energy-assisted device for fat transplantation as the gentle ultrasound energy does not kill the fat cell, just loosens them for removal, preserving them and keeping them viable for transplantation. The weakness of VASERLipo™ is that it does not provide significant soft tissue contraction, so other energy-assisted devices must be used after the VASERLipo™ procedure to ensure the suitability of the skin and soft tissue once you have used the ultrasound to cavitate or liquefy the fat.

VelaShape

VelaShape™ is a non-invasive, suction-coupled infrared and radio frequency (RF) energy bulk heating device which is one of the original radio frequency devices developed for skin tightening and body contouring and the non-invasive reduction of fat.  

UltraShape 

UltraShape® is a high-tech, non-surgical liposuction fat reduction device, used to reduce unwanted areas of focal fat by focusing the ultrasound waves to target unwanted superficial fat for permanent fat reduction.

Additional Procedures

In addition to normal diet and exercise, SpaMedica and Dr. Stephen Mulholland will provide a number of simple treatment options that can be used throughout the year, in a non invasive way, to help protect the investment and improvement achieved in double chin cosmetic therapy.

Next Steps

If you are interested in seeking a consultation with Dr. Mulholland, SpaMedica and his expert team of cosmetic surgery experts, simply fill out our online consultation request form or call SpaMedica now to schedule a consultation.

About Us

SpaMedica and Dr. Stephen Mulholland are two of the most recognized names in cosmetic plastic surgery and enhancement procedures in Canada. Dr. Stephen Mulholland, a Toronto cosmetic surgeon and owner of SpaMedica, is one of the most experienced and reputable plastic surgeons in the country and has considerable experience in developing and teaching double chin treatments to other physicians both in Canada and worldwide.