Did you know that Australians spend a combined $1 billion each year on cosmetic treatments? This is 40% more than what Americans spend.

There are many beauty treatments, surgical and non-surgical, that attract millions of customers every year. Double chin removal surgery is one of them.

If you are interested in getting rid of your double chin, keep reading to learn about your options.

Double Chin Removal Procedures

Plastic surgeons can use different methods to remove a double chin. The procedures include a facelift, liposuction, and a neck lift.


Facelift surgery allows doctors to remove loose, fat, saggy skin around the neck and chin. This effectively removes a double chin.

Surgeons can administer general anaesthesia or a local anaesthetic to patients who want to undergo this surgery.


Liposuction involves removing fat from beneath the skin and sculpting the chin and neck. When diet and exercise fail to remove fatty areas, liposuction can help these stubborn spots.

Surgeons will make a small incision under the skin to insert a tube that sucks the fat out of the area.

Some patients choose to get both a facelift and liposuction. Facelifts can be improved with liposuction by removing under-the-chin fat.

Typically, only local anaesthetic is required to numb the general area where liposuction occurs.

Neck Lift

There are different neck lift procedures that can remove extra skin or tighten neck muscles to improve the look of a double chin.

Surgeons can combine a neck lift with a traditional facelift to give the neck a tighter feel for months after the procedure.

How Does Double Chin Surgery Work?

Double chin removal surgery works differently depending on the procedure you choose. Chin liposuction, for example, works by inserting a tube into the chin in various areas. It then uses gentle suction to remove fat from each location.

The result of liposuction is a more even profile and an overall smoother look because of the reduced amount of fat under the chin.

During a neck lift, a surgeon will make incisions behind the ear and under the chin. They will then removes excess skin and tighten neck muscles.

Post-Double Chin Surgery

There are a lot of double chin removal surgery benefits that patients can look forward to. Before that, you need time to heal.

Patients can expect swelling and some discomfort after the procedure. The chin and neck might feel tight from swelling and bruising.

If you have facial drains to reduce fluid and blood buildup, your doctor will remove them after a day or two.

Your surgeon might recommend applying antibiotics to incision areas, avoiding the sun, and avoiding excess water on the face.

The full time it takes to recover will depend on the surgical approach. Neck lifts and facelifts require more time to heal, you’ll need about two weeks of rest. For liposuction, you can return to work a few days to a week after surgery.

Say Goodbye to Your Double Chin

There are different double chin removal surgeries available so you can say goodbye to your double chin for good!

Each procedure involves small incisions that aid the surgeon in sucking out fat from the face. In some cases, two methods are performed to reap the best results.

Are you eager to get started? Schedule an online appointment with the professionals at Northern Beaches Cosmetic Surgery now.