Double chin: liposuction, chin implant or both? What should I choose?
Contrary to body fat which can be hidden with clothes, it is impossible to hide the double chin and the fat accumulating on the face – the face is the first thing we see when meeting someone. The lower jaw makes up a large part of the lower face and has a great impact on how attractive a person looks to the opposite gender. A beautiful jawline is the secret to good looks. At Christinas Clinic, we often have customers who feel older, chubbier and less confident due to their double chin or chubby cheeks. Plastic surgery is often sought after by people whose double chin fails to disappear regardless of the diet and exercise, whereas age, genetics and weight changes are also important.
Liposuction to remove excess fat
The most efficient method for improving the contours, or silhouette, of the chin and face, is liposuction. The surgery is quick and the results are excellent. The main thing patients point out after neck and face liposuction is that they look slimmer and more youthful in general as if they had lost some weight on the whole body. It is a minor surgical procedure that guarantees great results.
A few facts about liposuction:
- the results of liposuction are permanent.
- the difference can be seen right after the surgery
- quick recovery – after being home for 4 days, the patient can go back to work. In the first week, compression garments should be worn if necessary
Buccal fat removal (new service!)
Even people with a very slim face may have excess fat in the cheeks, making the face look rounder. As these fat pads are often hereditary, dieting and exercises do not help lose this fat and the only option is to remove it surgically.
The new method used in our clinic takes only 20–30 minutes to remove buccal fat. There will be no visible scars and the face will be visibly narrower.
So what happens if the patient puts on weight after the surgery? Nothing – the result is permanent and the removed fat will not return.
Thread lift and facelift – sagging skin can only be tightened by surgery
A double chin may form as a result of excess skin, excess fat or a combination of the two. Liposuction alone will not be sufficient if the patient has excess skin or if the facial muscles and subcutaneous tissue have slackened. In this case, either a thread lift or neck lift is recommended. A thread lift helps smooth the jawline and tighten the platysma muscles of the neck, and excess skin is removed during neck lift.
The secret to good looks: a chin implant to correct the jawline
Each chin type has a specific tendency to grow either vertically or horizontally (resulting in either a long and narrow or a wide face). The jawbone of the people perceived as more attractive grows in the horizontal and frontward direction whereas those who are perhaps perceived as not that attractive exhibit vertical growth of the upper and lower jawbone and do not have a defined jawline. See photos of vertical versus horizontal jawline growth.
A slightly prominent lower jaw shapes a much more photogenic face from the front view because the jawline looks more attractive, as often seen with good-looking models and celebrities.
An implant helps make the jawline more prominent and balance out the silhouette of the face by increasing the size and angle of the lower jaw. Most patients who wish to undergo chin augmentation have a smaller lower face than they desire and there is an imbalance between the upper, middle and lower thirds of the face. An implant gives the chin a beautiful silhouette and balances out all parts of the face. For men, chin implants give a more masculine-looking jawline and for women, a beautiful oval shape to the face.
If a person has a small chin, it may visually look like they have a double chin. Chin implant only involves a small procedure to make the face visually narrower and looses or prevents the formation of a double chin.
In case of women, the proportions are in balance if the jawline is on the same level as the upper lip and in case of men, the chin should be on the same level as the lower lip or even a bit more protruded.
A patient’s experience: “The result is much better than I could’ve expected”
“Even though my weight’s been normal my whole life, I had serious self-esteem issues due to my face and neck. My face and neck kind of just blended into one and I didn’t have a beautiful jawline. Looking in the mirror, I would try to find an angle to make my face and neck look thinner and when photos were taken of me, I would hide my chin and neck. I felt very insecure. Eventually, I decided to come to a consultation to Christinas Clinic. Here, I got answers to any and all questions I had, and felt that these were just the procedures I wanted. I had neck and face liposuction and a chin implant put in. Seeing my initial results the day after the surgery, I couldn’t believe my eyes! My face looked completely different, I had never looked that pretty ever since I was a child. Now, a year has passed since the surgery and looking at my old photos, I can hardly recognise myself – I have a beautiful profile now and my neck and face are nicely silhouetted. The best decision I’ve ever made.“
Attention! This is a healthcare service. Christinas Clinic is licensed by the Health Board, permit L04361 (CBF Medical OÜ). The operations and procedures are performed by healthcare professionals.