What Causes Lack of Jaw Line definition?
Double chin is a term usually used to describe an excess fold of skin and fat under the chin. This becomes more obvious when the neck is flexed / bent down. The double chin seen in young people is usually due to excess fat from weight gain. The situation changes as age progresses. The neck skin and underlying tissues starts to lose tone and sag progressively.
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As a result, there are jowls and neck bands to deal with. The appearance of neck bands is a sure sign of ageing. There is an element of genetic predisposition. Also some people have prominent neck bands quite early on. This could be because of a variation in the Platysma muscle anatomy is such cases. The face and neck tissues reduce in volume as age progresses beyond fifties which contributes to skin laxity and the lack of jaw definition. A sharp / well defined jaw line is a desirable facial feature and also a sign of youthfulness. The angle between the chin and neck (cervico-mental angle) should ideally be an acute angle. The cervico-mental angle becomes blunted in certain situations which include:
Facial Liposuction / Double Chin Correction
In young people, the double chin is correctable in most instances by fine definition facial liposuction. Liposuction of the face is safe when performed by an experienced lipo sculptor using very fine cannula and gentle technique. The tiny marks of Liposuction of face are hidden behind the ears or in the neck-chin crease.
If the chin is small, it creates an imbalance in the facial features. This can create a chubby look or makes the double chin more prominent. A pre-fabricated silicone chin implant inserted without any external marks helps to achieve face harmony, correct chubby look and decrease the double chin. Chin implant surgery can be performed at the same time as Facial liposuction.
Chin Lift / Neck Lift
Is it an outpatient / inpatient procedure?
Facial Liposuction or liposculpting is usually performed as a day care surgery. A chin strap is to be worn for 2 weeks after the surgery to provide skin support. Most of the swelling and bruising resolves in 2 weeks. The recovery following neck lift is similar. A chin strap is required following neck lift also.
Benefits of Surgery
Side effects of Double Chin Correction Surgery
Complications / bad outcomes following chin correction and facial lipo are uncommon. Haematoma, prolonged bruising, minor asymmetry and temporary nerve damage can happen in rare instances.
Smokers, diabetics and people with uncontrolled high blood pressure are more prone to complications.