People can live very happily and comfortably with any number of quirks, tics and imperfections from the neck up. But if there’s one facial feature that just about everybody considers a nuisance, it’s the double chin.
Whether it’s caused by excess weight, age, or a tapering/receding facial bone structure —or some combination of these —the double chin diminishes that desirable line of separation between face and neck, and can make a person’s features look less defined.
Fortunately, a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon can choose from various techniques, employed alone or in combination, to reduce or eliminate a double chin. Getting rid of that unwanted paunch below the actual chin will give the face a more sculpted and attractive appearance.
Chin augmentation, also known as mentoplasty, is one approach available on an outpatient basis. A chin implant can be inserted in under an hour with local anesthesia and light sedation.
Neck lift surgery is a more involved procedure with a longer recovery time, but it can produce a dramatic slimming and contouring effect on the neck and throat. And there are ways to rejuvenate the neck and smooth away a double chin that are less invasive. These include Botox injections, neck liposuction and submentoplasty (surgery below the chin).
Finally, the standard facelift, in which excess skin in the lower face and neck are removed, and underlying muscles tightened, can also help a person lose that double chin along with jowls and any other unwanted “extras.”
Choosing Your Doctor
A practitioner in facial plastics in the Hudson Valley for 14 plus years, Dr. Rubinstein combines science and art in every treatment plan. In addition to aesthetic procedures such as otoplasty, chin augmentation, and neck lift surgery, the doctor is also an expert in surgeries like septoplasty to improve the functionality of the nose. Dr. Rubinstein is a dual-board certified through the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology –Head and Neck Surgery and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Visit this website’s photo gallery to see examples of patients before and after Botox treatments with Dr. Rubinstein.
To consult with the doctor, and to discuss procedures, recovery times and any potential complications, call Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC in Hudson Valley, NY, at (845) 863-1772. Or contact us through the office consult form.