The holidays are coming, and you know what that means – pictures. Holiday pictures that live on in infamy through family photo albums and social media can cause quite a bit of anxiety for some people, especially if they have certain features they don’t want on display…such as a double chin.
Holiday memories end up on people’s smartphones, but you know they’ll be on Facebook faster than you can say “Cheese!”
If you’re always jumping behind the closest floor plant trying to avoid the fun group selfie or family portrait, you may want to consider Smartlipo before the festivities begin.
Why a Double Chin Occurs
The area underneath the chin is relatively weak as compared to the other soft tissue around the neck. When subcutaneous fat accumulates around the neck, it gathers in that pocket of weak tissue. The weight of the fat causes the area to sag and then causes a fold, which makes it appear as if the person has a second chin.
What You Can Do to Reduce or Eliminate a Double Chin
Losing weight can often times solve the problem. With reduced fat in your body, some of it may leave the neck area reducing the appearance of a double chin. However, for some people, losing weight doesn’t work because spot-reducing fat under the neck is impossible. When this is the case, there are some cosmetic procedures that can help.
There are surgical and non-surgical options. The goal is to strengthen the look of the jaw, so that the skin doesn’t sag in that area. For those who have a large amount fat under the neck, a surgical procedure may be needed. This involves removing fat from the neck with Smartlipo. The loose skin may resolve itself because the laser helps to tighten skin.
For moderate to severe skin sag, the neck may need to be tightened with a neck lift procedure. A neck lift includes removing excess skin and then stretching the skin to make it tight and smooth.
The recovery time for these procedures depends on the individual. Most people can have neck liposuction with Smartlipo with little downtime. This means posing for those Thanksgiving and Christmas photos may not be as stressful as you’re anticipating. You’ll be ready to smile proudly because you know you look great from every angle.
Schedule a Free Consultation for More Information
The best way to know if it’s possible for you to get rid of a double chin in time for the holidays is to schedule a free consultation with one of our plastic or cosmetic surgeons. Our team will be able to give you an evaluation and conclude which procedure(s) can deliver your desired results.
Call us now for more information and to schedule your appointment in our Long Island or NYC plastic surgery centers.
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