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What Can Be Done To Correct A Double Chin?

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A clean, sculpted jawline is what many of us would like to see when we look in the mirror. But unfortunately, there are those out there with a hereditary predisposition to having excess fat beneath the chin, also known as a double chin. A double chin, also called submental fullness, can result from a variety of causes, including hereditary factors, weight gain, facial movements, and airway positioning.

If you have a double chin that has made you self-conscious for year, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are things that can be done about it, and you can have that clean, sculpted jawline. Dr. Christopher K. Livingston offers several successful procedures to help you say goodbye to the unwanted double chin.

What Is a Double Chin?

Weight loss is a great tool to help maintain a slimmer jawline, but a strict diet and exercise regime cannot always eliminate an inherited or age-related double chin. Even those who have maintained a healthy weight their entire life can develop a double chin due to age, genetics, and posture. These inherited traits can make people more susceptible to submental fullness, which creates a rounded facial shape or a weak chin.


For many patients, localized fat deposits like submental fullness, can be difficult, if not impossible, to improve regardless of their physical activity level and eating habits. To assist patients in permanently removing these stubborn fat pockets and sculpting their figure, or in this case their chin, Dr. Livingston offers traditional and ultrasonic fat removal.

Fat removal with lipoplasty can create smooth skin through a variety of techniques, including traditional liposuction. In this procedure, a small, subtle incision is created on the targeted area. A small hollow tube called a cannula is inserted through the incision to gently remove the loosened fat, which will be suctioned out and never seen again.

Ultrasonic assisted liposuction involves the use of high-pitched sound waves to eliminate fat cells. A thin cannula will transmit ultrasonic waves, which will contact fat cells, quickly and safely melting them and then removing them with vacuum power.

Neuromodulator Injections

Neuromodulators can also help reduce the appearance of double chins in some patients without the inconvenience or downtime related to surgery. Botox® temporarily relaxes the small muscle groups that cause wrinkles and excess skin. The effect of neuromodulators can last up to three months. However, if you are satisfied with your results, you have the choice of maintaining your look with another round of injections.

Schedule Your Double Chin Removal with An Expert

Christopher K. Livingston, M.D. has provided optimal results at Livingston Plastic Surgery to patients for many years now due to his knowledge and exceptional surgical expertise. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, you can rest assured that your aesthetic goals and results are in some of the best hands. For more information about which double chin treatment is right for you, call our office at (281) 501-1812 or contact us through our convenient website portal. We look forward to meeting you soon!