Options for a double chin?

What are the surgery options for a double chin? I am a 21yo F and I already had a consultation a few months ago for chin liposuction. I was told I wasn’t a good candidate bc I don’t have enough fat and my soft jawline is mostly muscle. Is platysmaplasty an option or are there any others that would give the same effect as chin lipo?

There are many possible causes for your perceived double chin. It is impossible to make a recommendation without seeing you in person and performing a physical exam. If superficial fat is the cause then liposuction may be the answer. If your fat under your chin is deep (under the platysma muscle) then direct excision through a small incision under the chin may be necessary. If there is mild to moderate looseness of the skin and or platysma muscle then it might be possible to treat that with subdermal radiofrequency, like Renuvion. If there is an excessive amount of loose skin (which is highly doubtful given your age) then a more formal neck lift might be the best option. It is also possible that you have a "weak" mandible (bony chin) and then a skeletal augmentation or advancement might be a part of the answer. As you can see, it starts with making the correct diagnosis before recommending a potential treatment.

Michael A. Epstein, MD
Michael A. Epstein, MD
1535 Lake Cook RdNorthbrookIL60062US

Michael A. Epstein, MD

1535 Lake Cook Rd, #211, Northbrook, IL,
UNITED STATES, 60062

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If there is palpable fatty tissue under your chin, then liposuction could be helpful. It is possible to use dissolvable threads to alter a chin/neck appearance. Kybella is a waste of money and painful. Alternative platysmaplasty might help. Would need to see the neck in FaceTime or in person. Good Luck...

Larry Weinstein, MD, FACS
Larry Weinstein, MD, FACS
385 Rte 24ChesterNJ07930US

Larry Weinstein, MD, FACS

385 Rte 24, #3K, Chester, NJ, UNITED STATES,
07930

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