The term “double chin” is a misnomer. A double chin is actually a neck problem rather than a chin issue. The displeasing fullness occurs due to excess fat in the neck area immediately below the chin.
When this problem occurs, it does so to varying degrees, with the worst cases (as noted) looking like double chins. In less severe cases, the under-side of the chin may simply look plump without the appearance of a double chin. Regardless of severity, extra neck fat is the cause and thus liposuction is the most sought-after treatment for it.
In order to understand whether neck lipo is for you, you must first understand a few things, including how loose neck skin plays an important role.
Planning your treatment
Regardless of its cause, extra neck fat can cause a person to look heavier as well as older. It is surprising how neck lipo can make someone with extra neck fat look significantly younger.
1) neck skin which is not loose or
2) neck skin which is loose but not hanging.
If you have neck skin which is loose and hanging, then face and neck lift is what you need.
Jowls are the pockets of fat along and above the jaw line, about halfway between the ears and the chin. Although Jowls are typically reflective of loose facial skin (and hence the need for a facelift), lipo of the jowls can sometimes be performed at the same time as neck lipo. Provided that the jowls are not associated with loose or hanging skin, liposuction of the jowls can sometimes enable a person to defer a facelift for years. Again, this is something best discussed with your plastic surgeon.