I am 45 years old and have a “double chin.” What is the procedure for getting rid of this? Do you also recommend that I get a jowl lift?
The treatment for the double chin can be either a necklift or a facelift. If the double chin is mild, the necklfit is the procedure I recommend. If the patient has a heavy double chin or also wants improvement of the jowls, I recommend a facelift. The necklft is a procedure that addresses just the neck. It is done via three small incisions. One below the chin. This one is used to perform liposuction and to tighten the neck muscles. The other two incisions are behind the ears. These are used to remove some of the excess skin. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia and takes about one and a half hours to perform. The recovery is about one week. The facelift is a procedure that improves the neck and face. In the face, the midface, and the jowls are lifted. In the neck, the skin laxity is improved. The procedure is done through incisions in the neck and near the ears. The facelift procedure can be done under local anesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia. The recovery is about two weeks.
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