The issue of a double chin can afflict individuals in equal numbers whether they are overweight or thin. Unfortunately, the problem is sometimes due to a weak chin surrounded by an excess of weight in the jowls.
This can occur because of excess fat or genetics. In either case, Smartlipo™ can be a beneficial option for getting rid of a double chin.
How Does It Work?
The plastic surgeon will numb the neck and chin area with local anesthetic before performing the procedure. Then, laser lipolysis (Smartlipo) will be used to remove fat stores under the chin and/or on the neck. The laser also tightens the skin as it works, leaving behind tighter, smoother skin.
What is unique about our plastic surgery practice is that we use the maximum amount of recommended joules (energy) to produce the most effective results.
The number of joules indicates how much power is used during the procedure. In some areas, we will use a stronger laser, while in others a weaker laser is used. This enables us to achieve the best results possible.
What Are the Benefits?
This procedure is a safe surgical option, which means it is FDA approved for safety. In addition, it can be performed very quickly and there is very little downtime for the patient. Swelling and other post-op effects are short-lived as well.
Smartlipo can be performed in tandem with a chin implant in order to balance the facial features. When a chin implant is inserted, laser lipo can also be used to remove the excess fat that causes a double chin.
Smartlipo can be used on its own or in addition to a facial procedure like a chin implant.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
It takes about 30 minutes to complete. Patients will see results from the procedure immediately and a final result after several weeks as the body naturally rids itself of the melted fat.
Get Smartlipo in Manhattan and Long Island
Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York offers free consultations for those who are interested in getting rid of their double chin. Our offices are located in the heart of New York City and in Commack.
We are open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and until 6:00 PM on Saturdays.
Call us today at 212-206-0023 or 631-499-1831 for an appointment that is convenient for you, so you can learn more about achieving a tighter, smoother, more youthful looking neck area.