DOUBLE CHIN CORRECTION 2018-07-09T16:23:19+00:00

CORRECTION OF THE DOUBLE CHIN in FRANKFURT / GERMANY

Many people are bothered by a double chin, and are looking for removal of the fatty fullness below their chin. Although a double chin is majorly composed of excess fatty tissue, a double chin is not always a sign of being overweight. A double chin can be just an inherited feature, running in your family, or it might be one of the first visible signs of aging. The correction of a double chin gives the patient a more youthful and vital appearance. A youthful appearance is perceived not only by a straight, defined jaw line, and a smooth taut skin, but also a well defined mento-cervical angle (angle between neck and chin on a lateral view). A double chin and loose skin efface a youthful appearing transition between your chin and neck. For some patients non-surgical procedures, for example, like Kybella® , Coolsculpting® or other non-invasive procedures might be a valuable treatment option. However, a non-surgical double chin correction, does not replace surgery, nor is it the best solution for every patient.

WHICH CORRECTION OF MY DOUBLE CHIN IS RIGHT FOR ME?

There are 3 different types of „double chin“ patients:There are 3 different types of „double chin“ patients:

  1. Patients with good skin elasticity, and some excess fat below their chin, , and possibly along the transition below the mandible and neck. These patients ideally benefit from contouring using gentle liposuction under local anesthesia with or without slight sedation.
  2. Patients from group 1, presenting additionally with skin excess of the anterior neck, and lateral displacement of the platysma muscles. These patients ideally benefit from a so-called platysmaplasty combined with gentle liposuction and lipectomy. This procedure entails a small incision just behind your natural crease underneath your chin, and can be safely performed under local anesthesia with slight sedation as a one day procedure. The beauty of a double chin correcting platysmaplasty is, that the results are usually very impressive and safe. A platysmaplasty is commonly an integral part of a full neck lift. In your case, it will be just done as a separate procedure at an earlier time point. A separate platysmaplasty usually will not burn any bridges of potential future procedures of the neck.
  3. Patients who present with significant skin laxity and jowls, platysmal banding in addition to the double chin. These patients are usually candidates for a full neck lift.

Each patient should be examined and evaluated based on their individual anatomy and expectations. The correction of the double chin makes a major difference on the perceived age and aesthetic appearance of a patient.

YOUR CONSULTATION FOR A DOUBLE CHIN CORRECTION

During your consultation to correct your double chin Dr Bianca Knoll will carefully listen to your concerns, examine you and thoroughly analyze the underlying anatomy of your double chin. She will then discuss this with you, explain your available options, and present some of her before and after cases. We are happy to provide you with further information about your different options to correct a double chin and answer your questions during your consultation in Dr Bianca Knoll’s office in Frankfurt. We understand that it can be impractical for some of our out of town/international patients to travel to Frankfurt for an initial consultation. For this reason, Dr. Knoll offers online consultations. By submitting a series of photographs, information about yourself and desired outcome, we can start to determine if you are a good candidate. Though a virtual consult starts the consultation conversation, it does have its limitations and does not replace the need to be seen in person for a traditional consultation to finalize plans for a procedure.

WHAT WILL MY INCISION AND SCARS OF A DOUBLE CHIN CORRECTION BE LIKE?

The correction of a double chin goes along with small incisions. If liposuction is performed to correct a double chin, there will be only small stab incisions. They are placed, barely visible, underneath your chin and jaw line. If a „corset“ / platysmaplasty is planned (i.e. the midline edges of the platysma muscles are being brought together creating a smooth chin / neck contour) an inconspicuous short incision just behind your natural crease of your chin (submental incision) is made. In younger patients this approach will often be sufficient. In patients where a full neck lift will be performed, the incision line will be similar to a facelift incision with or without a submental incision. Careful and precise surgical technique will make scars with proper healing barely noticeable. Dr Bianca Knoll and her team will also give you personalized post-operative care instructions to further reduce the visibility of your scars.

CORRECTION OF THE DOUBLE CHIN – ONE DAY SURGERY OR HOSPITAL STAY?

The correction of a double chin goes along with small incisions. If liposuction is performed to correct a double chin, there will be only small stab incisions. They are placed, barely visible, underneath your chin and jaw line. If a „corset“ / platysmaplasty is planned (i.e. the midline edges of the platysma muscles are being brought together creating a smooth chin / neck contour) an inconspicuous short incision just behind your natural crease of your chin (submental incision) is made. In younger patients this approach will often be sufficient. In patients where a full neck lift will be performed, the incision line will be similar to a facelift incision with or without a submental incision. Careful and precise surgical technique will make scars with proper healing barely noticeable. Dr Bianca Knoll and her team will also give you personalized post-operative care instructions to further reduce the visibility of your scars.

RECOVERY TIME OF A DOUBLE CHIN CORRECTION

What to expect after your correction of your double chin? The majority of our patients report that they have imagined the procedure to be more painful. Our patients describe some discomfort, and on rare occasions, some tightness. Patients will have some swelling and bruising, which gradually subsides within the first days to weeks. Most of the bruising will be gone around 10 to 14 days after your procedure. At the same time swelling and edema subsides. The amount of bruising and swelling can vary from patient to patient, but Dr Knoll’s office will provide you with helpful pre and post-operative care information. During your recovery time a compression garment will support the healing process and result. Dr Bianca Knoll and her staff will have your best interest at heart, and will do everything they can to have your surgery go well, and your recovery proceed smoothly, safely and with the least amount of discomfort possible.

We are happy to provide you with further information about the neck lift procedure and answer your questions during your consultation in Dr Bianca Knoll’s office in Frankfurt.

DOUBLE CHIN CORRECTION COSTS

The costs of a double chin correction may vary depending on the technique used for your procedure. Usually there are 3 different costs associated with a surgery: the surgeon’s fee, hospital fee, and anesthesia fee. Not all of those 3 different fees will apply if your surgery can be performed under local anesthesia.

Dr Bianca Knoll’s office in Frankfurt will provide you with a detailed cost proposal including all these 3 different costs after your consultation. During your office consultation with Dr. Knoll you will be thoroughly examined allowing us to provide you with information pertaining to your surgery, pre-operative testing requirements and the costs associated with your individualized plan. For these reasons a consultation in our Frankfurt office is strongly encouraged. If you wish to have additional information or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your double chin please contact the office of Dr Bianca Knoll, we will be happy to assist you.

We understand that it can be impractical for some of our out of town/international patients to travel to Frankfurt for an initial consultation. For this reason, Dr. Knoll offers online consultations. By submitting a series of photographs, information about yourself and desired outcome, we can start to determine if you are a good candidate.

Though a virtual consult starts the consultation conversation, it does have its limitations and does not replace the need to be seen in person for a traditional consultation to finalize plans for a procedure.