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Can a Facelift Improve a Double Chin?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Double chins don’t just affect people who are overweight. Men and women who maintain a healthy weight can also struggle with an unsightly double chin due to the accumulation of stubborn neck fat as a result of aging. In other cases, loose neck skin can lead to the appearance of a sagging “turkey neck.” In either situation, facial rejuvenation surgery is often an effective solution for slimming the neckline and creating a more youthful appearance overall.

At VIP Plastic Surgery, Las Vegas board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi offers a comprehensive array of facial enhancement surgeries, including the facelift and neck lift, both of which may be beneficial for addressing concerns regarding unwanted fat or loose skin beneath the chin. Take a closer look at how a facelift can improve your double chin below.

Why do I have a double chin if I am not overweight?

Many people develop stubborn pockets of fat on the neck that give them the appearance of having a double chin despite being at a healthy weight overall. This can be caused by aging, genetics, the patient’s natural distribution of fat cells, hormone imbalance, and other factors.

Additionally, some patients may have what appears to be a double chin but is actually loose, sagging skin — sometimes called a turkey neck.

Will facelift surgery get rid of my double chin?

Generally speaking, traditional facelift surgery is performed to address signs of facial aging on the mid-and lower face, such as facial folds, wrinkles, a drooping mouth, and sagging jowls. On its own, traditional facelift surgery may not eradicate a double chin or turkey neck, but some improvements may be achieved depending on the facelift technique used, the severity of the patient’s concerns, and other variables. Fortunately, there are a number of facial enhancement surgeries available today — many of which can improve or correct a double chin on their own or in combination with a facelift.

To determine which type of facelift or facial rejuvenation procedure may be most effective for your double chin, Dr. Khorsandi will perform a thorough consultation and evaluation in Las Vegas, NV. Based on the findings during this assessment, Dr. Khorsandi may recommend one or more of the following treatments and procedures to help slim and smooth your neckline:

  • Facelift
  • Neck lift
  • Neck liposuction
  • Nonsurgical skin tightening
  • Nonsurgical fat reduction

Will neck lipo make my double chin worse?

It is important for patients considering neck lipo for a double chin to have good skin elasticity to avoid developing loose, wrinkled skin after the procedure. Again, Dr. Khorsandi will take this (and other factors) into consideration when creating a treatment plan for you.

Will my double chin come back after facelift surgery?

In most cases, the results of facial rejuvenation surgery can be long-lasting — often allowing patients to enjoy an enhanced new look for a decade or longer. Still, the aging process will not stop, so subtle changes can be expected over time. By maintaining a healthy, stable weight and adhering to a healthy lifestyle overall, you can give yourself the best possible chance for stunning results that endure.

Say goodbye to your unsightly double chin with cosmetic facial surgery in Las Vegas, NV

Do you feel like everything from the neck up doesn’t quite match everything from the neck down? If a turkey neck, double chin, or another concern with your neckline has you feeling self-conscious about your appearance, we can help. Take the first step toward boosting your confidence and achieving a more attractive, more youthful new look by calling VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.