Millions of people (including me) can’t stand to see their double chin looking back at them in the mirror. In the past the options for getting rid of a double chin were surgical-either liposuction or a plastic surgical neck lift. Results of surgery for removal of a double chin can be dramatic-see before and after picture below:
Problems With Surgical Removal of a Double Chin
However many people simply do not want to have surgery because of the scars and recovery involved following a neck lift. Many people have opted for liposuction of the neck. While liposuction of the neck can remove fat, in many people excess loose skin is left behind after a traditional liposuction. This loose skin beneath the chin left after a liposuction of the neck is very distressing for many people who often decide to have a neck lift after they have already gone through a liposuction.
The New Way To Get Rid of a Double Chin
New laser technology which melts fat and tightens skin has made it possible to remove a double chin with minimal down time and no surgical scars. The new technology is called SlimLipo® and consists of new, patented 924nm and 924/975nm laser wavelengths that specifically target fat and loose skin. The results can be dramatic as shown in the photo below which shows a before and 4 days after SlimLipo® of the neck and a small chin implant:
This new procedure which I call a nonsurgical neck lift can help get rid of a double chin without the surgery involved with a neck lift. It works best on individuals who have a fat neck without a lot of loose neck skin. Older patients who have a lot of loose sagging skin beneath the chin (turkey neck) may still need a traditional neck lift or face lift.
How The Laser Removal of Double Chin is Done
The procedure is done with a tiny laser fiber which is inserted beneath the chin skin and can be done with local anesthesia. Usually a supportive garment called a chin strap is worn for 4-5 days after the procedure to help keep the skin tight during recovery.
For more information on laser removal of your double chin or the nonsurgical neck lift please call 978-369-4499. Be sure to sign up for my free monthly newsletter to keep up with new discoveries in facial and body rejuvenation and enhancement, nonsurgical rejuvenation methods and plastic surgery.