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What Can Be Done to Correct a Double Chin?

Submental fullness can result from various causes, including weight gain, genetics and facial anatomy.

At Imagos Plastic Surgery, we often perform treatments to correct the “ double chin” at our Miami office to help patients achieve a defined neck and jawline. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri and Dr. Onelio Garcia offer various solutions to eliminate the double chin for good. Read on to learn how the experts at Imagos Plastic Surgery can help you correct your double chin.

What Is a Double Chin?

Even if you’re at a healthy weight, you may not be able to escape a developing double chin. Like a rounded facial structure or a weak chin, inherited traits can make people more susceptible to submental fullness. Though weight loss can help patients achieve a slimmer jawline, diet and exercise won’t correct an inherited or age-related double chin.

Treatments to Correct a Double Chin

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Power-assisted liposuction is an advanced form of body and face contouring offered at Imagos Plastic Surgery. The cannula used to eliminate unwanted fat vibrates rapidly to first break up the fat into small pieces for easier removal. The key to our success is using a small cannula that diminishes the potential for tunneling and contouring  irregularities. In addition, the vibrating cannula makes power-assisted liposuction faster and more effective. The benefits of choosing power-assisted liposuction include its incredible ability to target fat with greater precision and shorter recovery time

Vaser Liposuction

Vaser Liposuction of the double chin involves melting small fat deposits using powerful ultrasound technology through the Vaser probe. Beyond just reducing the fat accumulated beneath the chin, ultrasound energy assists in tightening collagen fibers beneath the skin. The process of heating the collagen and elastin proteins causes them to contract, resulting in a skin-tightening effect around the jawline and neck area. In addition, ultrasound technology only targets fat cells, leaving the surrounding healthy tissues unharmed.


For patients interested in removing submental fat and excess neck skin, a  facelift may be the best option to help them achieve their ideal aesthetic results. A facelift will help remove excess skin, resulting in a sleeker, slimmer, more youthful appearance for the patient. In addition, a  facelift is an excellent treatment for patients who want a permanent one-time treatment that will address their double chin and remove any excess skin on the lower face.

Ready to Get Started on Correcting Your Double Chin?

To learn more about these procedures offered at Imagos Plastic Surgery , contact our office to request a personalized consultation by calling (305) 692-0163.