A double chin is one of the top reasons besides aging that patients seek facial plastic surgery. Sometimes genetic or leftover from weight loss, a double chin can be distressing for patients. They often want to know their best options for getting rid of their double chin. Generally, there are multiple options and the best one will depend on the individual patient and their needs. Let’s take a look at one of the most frequently asked questions, “Will a chin implant get rid of a double chin?”
In some cases, yes. A chin implant can increase the projection of the chin which then uses the extra skin and tissue of the double chin as part of the newly augmented chin. If the double chin is primarily due to stubborn fat, a chin implant can help disguise, but the patient may also need liposuction or Kybella injections for the best results.
It is fairly common to place a chin implant and perform submental liposuction at the same time. This provides the most dramatic results when treating a double chin. Not every patient needs or wants a chin implant, however. Some may have a chin that projects nicely but just has some stubborn fat. In this case, liposuction is likely a good fit.