Although double chins can be caused by excessive weight in the face or neck region, this isn’t the only culprit. Double chins can also be caused by weak jaw lines, or sagging skin caused by the natural aging process.
A double chin is a source of stress, discomfort, and reason behind failing confidence for many people – and is also one of the hardest places to exercise or target to get rid of. This is why so many people turn to surgery to get rid of their double chins. The good news is there are a variety of different options, ranging from noninvasive to full blown surgery. Look at the options below to help figure out which method is the right one for you.
Noninvasive Option: Kybella Injections
Kybella injections are a new breakthrough in targeting stubborn fat, and it works particularly well in the neck region. It is also noninvasive, which makes it perfect for people who don’t want to opt for full blown surgery yet. With Kybella treatments, a few small injections are made in the areas around the neck where the fat has deposited. The fat liquifies, and then is naturally gotten rid of through normally body detoxification processes.
The results received through Kybella injections are not immediate, but over the course of a few days to a few weeks, you will receive your final results – which means no more double chin.
Minimally Invasive Option: Laser Liposuction
Laser liposuction is a minimally invasive option that liquifies the fat around the neck area by way of heat. Very small tubes are then placed to drain out the fat, which gives you instant results. As a bonus, the heat used in laser liposuction also makes the skin tighten and contract. The results are less fat, tighter skin, and an instantly more youthful jawline.
A minimal amount of recovery time is necessary, but as there may be tiny amounts of discomfort or bruising you should leave two to three days free for your body to recover prior to resuming normal activities.
Full Surgical Procedure: Neck Lift w/Fat Removal
During a neck lift, the fat is surgically removed from troubled areas. Sagging muscles are tightened, and any loose skin left behind is then removed through surgical incisions behind the ears. This placement means the scars are not noticeable. Since the techniques used encompass all the troubles that contribute to a double chin, the results are truly earth-shattering.
An important thing to note is that this is full invasive surgery, and you will need an adequate amount of recovery time prior to resuming your normal routine. You may experience swelling, bruising, discomfort, and tiny amounts of bleeding in the days following your surgery. Some individuals may find themselves ready to go back to work in a few days, while others may require a week or even a little more.
The neck shows visible signs of aging more than any other part of the body.
It’s widely known that excess skin under the neck (also known as turkey neck) can be surgically tightened to give you a more youthful appearance.
But, it’s not well known that surgical intervention isn’t the only treatment option.
Five non-surgical ways to get rid of turkey neck are:
Stretch Your Neck Muscles and Pay Attention to Your Posture
Stretching your neck throughout the day will help tighten your skin and keep your muscles in good shape. It’s recommended that your stretch 3-6 times a day.
It’s also recommended that you always sit up as straight as possible—allowing your neck to comfortably rest on your spine. If you’re sitting at a computer, laptop, or electronic device for an extended period of time, it’s recommended that you keep you head up—never looking straight down and/or slouching.
Use Specific Exercises to Strengthen the Muscles of Your Face and Neck
Strengthening exercises are one of the best ways to make your face and neck look younger. You can:
Smile 10-20 times
Pucker your lips 10-20 times
Slowly move your neck up and down for 30-60 seconds
Slowly move your head side to side for 30-60 seconds
Also, neck and face specific yoga exercises are always a good idea. They’ll target certain areas and help your neck look longer.
Get a Series of Skin Tightening Facials
Many beauty salons offer facials specifically designed to tighten the skin and prevent sagging. Low heat is used to reach and then strengthen the deep collagen in your face. Investing in this type of treatment is a great idea. It’s recommended that you have one facial a week for 6-10 weeks. The end result will be skin that’s tight, smooth, and beautiful. Your neck and face will take on a new appearance.
Use a Neck Roller as a Quick and Effective Way to Tone Your Face and Neck
You don’t always have the time to perform stretches and exercises. A great alternative is a neck roller. They’re great at improving circulation and blood flow to the skin and muscles of your face and neck. Using a roller will reduce puffiness, and improve the appearance of wrinkles.
Use an Age Defying Cream for Prevention and Maintenance
An age defying cream is a great way to keep your skin from losing its current appearance. There are many products out there, but none are better than one that’s recommended by your cosmetic or plastic surgeon. They know what does (and more importantly) doesn’t work. Always seek and trust their advice.
Conclusion—An Extra Tip
A board certified plastic surgeon is the best person to contact if you’re interested in getting rid of your turkey neck. They can diagnose your condition and make appropriate surgical and non-surgical recommendations. They can (and will) be the catalyst that rids you off your turkey and gets you looking more youthful than ever.
It reduces the visible signs of aging by delivering a dose of thermal energy under the skin. It’s ideal for patients who want look younger, but don’t want to undergo surgery. At Palm Beach Plastics, we typically combine ThermiTight and liposuction to achieve maximum results. The before and after photos are remarkable.
Here’s everything you need to know:
How ThermiTight Works
Previous anti-aging procedures involved skin tightening via an approach that went through the skin. ThermiTight is revolutionary in that it achieves the same result, but with a better, less invasive approach—under the skin.
Radio frequencies (RF) are used to deliver heat energy to the area of the face that’s been effected by visible signs of aging. The advantages are tremendous. They are:
A surgical result without surgery
Less expensive than similar surgical procedures
Natural, youthful results
The technological advancements in the way the procedure is performed are of great benefit to patients and surgeons. Because ThermiTight uses an infrared monitoring system, it allows dual visualization that increases safety and provides maximum results. The surgeon is able to see any and all affected areas and adjust the temperature of the probing device to accurately treat them.
Customized, maximum results are achieved. The skin is tightened in three dimensions to produce an even, natural look. Patients report looking—and feeling—the way they did when they were younger.
The great thing about ThermiTight is that the results are long term—most lasting for many years. This differs from other forms of skin tightening. In addition, results actually improve with time—another revolutionary aspect of the procedure.
Clinical studies have shown that ThermiTight is completely safe. Side effects are minimal to none. If they’re seen, it’s usually in the form of slight redness and swelling that go away after application of a simple topical dressing.
If you have a turkey neck or other visible signs of aging that involve loose skin, a ThermiTight and liposuction treatment can transform your appearance. It can give you a new and improved look. The overall appearance of your neck and face will look great. A new, youthful look will be the end result. Your confidence and energy will increase.
Please contact Dr. Mardirossian to arrange a consultation. He’ll sit down with you and discuss your desires. A customized plan will be developed, and you’ll be one step closer to the look you’ve always wanted.