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Chin Plastic Surgery in Women

A strong chin may be considered a masculine feature, but a defined chin can be feminine too. Some women are apprehensive toward chin procedures for fear looking “too manly”. Many women (and men) visit a plastic surgeon complaining of a “double chin”. Yet, this double chin is a vague term as the appearance of the chin, neck, and jawline is multifactorial. Anatomy of the region determines the cause of one’s double chin. It’s not just fat! Read more about treating a double chin, also sometimes referred to as submental fullness. Women who consider chin surgery may have an apprehension about … Continue reading »

Facial Plastic Surgery in Men

Women have always outnumbered men in the plastic surgeon’s office. An estimated 1 man comes to an aesthetic office (ie. dermatology, plastic surgery, med spa, etc) for every 9 women. Whether its a facelift, eyelid surgery, or Botox®, women simply seek to improve their facial appearance more frequently. This discrepancy between men and women, however, is changing as more and more men are visiting a plastic surgeon. More Men Seeking Facial Plastic Surgery This trend in aesthetic demand applies to all men. One reason is that all aspects of plastic surgery are seen much more frequently throughout television, print, and … Continue reading »

Double Chin treatment without Liposuction

A defined chin, neck, and jawline is desired by many Washington DC plastic surgery patients, while a double chin (i.e. submental fullness) is avoided in this fitness focused population. Exercise and a healthy diet has trouble with this problem area, as neck fat is resistant to lifestyle modification. With the rise of nonsurgical liquid lift treatments such as Botox® and facial fillers for the cheeks and eyes, patients often ask their cosmetic surgeon if nonsurgical procedures can also improve the chin too. Double Chin Liposuction Chin and neck liposuction is considered the gold standard for neck and chin fat reduction. … Continue reading »

Minimizing Scars in Chin Augmentation Surgery

Patients with submental fullness consider many possible neck procedures to reduce a double chin. Except for some nonsurgical treatments such as Kybella® and facial fillers, chin plastic surgery will involve incisions. All double chin surgery options for submental fullness will have a scar, including neck liposuction, chin augmentation, facelift, and neck lift. Although patients are concerned about scarring, the appearance of potential chin scars are generally not noticeable nor bothersome. Where do plastic surgeons place the chin augmentation incision? Regardless of the chin augmentation method (implant or bone advancement) or implant material (ex. silicone), chin augmentation will have a scar either outside … Continue reading »

Reducing Neck Fat without Plastic Surgery

A double chin is a complaint of many Washington DC plastic surgery patients. Patients report fullness under the chin that is undesirable, and they want a more defined chin, neck, and jawline. With the rise of nonsurgical liquid lift treatments such as Botox® and facial fillers for the cheeks and eyes, patients often ask their plastic surgeon if nonsurgical procedures can improve a double chin too. Reasons for a double chin Excess neck fat is a main factor that leads to a double chin, also known as submental fullness. However, other anatomic components of the lower face and neck may contribute … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.