Whether from age, lifestyle, or genetics, many men and women suffer from a double chin. This excess fat and skin under the chin can be embarrassing, especially since your face is what is most visible to others. While you can try to cover up your double chin with a scarf or turtleneck sweater, hiding yourself away from the world is no way to live. Instead, you should feel comfortable with your appearance so that you can meet others with confidence and a smile on your face. Luckily, there are several surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures available that can help correct your double chin.

Surgical Options


Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that helps to eliminate any stubborn subcutaneous fat in different areas of the body. With liposuction, small incisions are made in the skin. Then, a microcannula (a very thin tube) is inserted through the incision. The cannula is used to loosen the stubborn fat so that it can be suctioned out of the body. One of the best parts of this procedure is that once the fat is removed, it is gone for good. Liposuction can be used as a standalone treatment, or it can be combined with a facelift or FaceTite®.


Facelift surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures each year, and that is because the results are dynamic. A facelift helps to minimize any wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin in the lower two-thirds of the face, including excess skin and fat under the chin. Liposuction is used to remove excess fat from under your neck, though with a facelift, your facial skin and underlying tissue are tightened to give you a more dynamic correction.

Non-Surgical Options

If you are looking to get rid of your double chin but you don’t feel comfortable going under the knife, then non-surgical options are what you’re looking for. Dr. Ostad is proud to offer several non-surgical treatments to help you get a more toned and defined chin.


FaceTite® is a non-surgical procedure that tightens the skin using radiofrequency energy. This FDA-approved treatment makes the skin more firm and stimulates collagen production for a smoother appearance. FaceTite® can be performed on both men and women who experience laxity in the upper and lower eyes, lower face, neck, and jowls.


CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that eliminates fat in the body with the use of freezing temperatures. Dr. Ostad uses the CoolSculpting® handheld device to target stubborn fat under your chin and freeze the fat cells, killing them in the process. Over the next several weeks, your body will naturally remove the dead cells, and the best part is that those cells are eliminated permanently. Most patients require one or two treatment sessions to help them correct their double chin.


KYBELLA® is a minimally invasive injectable treatment that removes targeted fat in a specific area. KYBELLA® is made up of synthetic deoxycholic acid that helps break down dietary fats. Once the fat is broken down by the solution, it is naturally cleared away by the circulatory and lymphatic systems. To help get rid of a double chin, most patients require two to four KYBELLA® treatment sessions.


Evoke delivers consistent radiofrequency (RF) energy to remodel the facial and submental tissues. This treatment lifts and tightens the cheeks, jawline, jowls, and submental areas. The RF energy reaches the subdermal layer, maintaining a constant temperature and creating a more defined facial aesthetic. After your Evoke treatment, you will experience a tighter, more youthful, natural-looking appearance with no downtime.

In the End…

There are several options to help you eliminate your double chin. You just need to decide which approach you feel more comfortable with: surgical or non-surgical. At your consultation, Dr. Ostad will evaluate your condition and suggest which may work best for you.
For more information about double chin treatments, contact Dr. Ariel Ostad online or call us at 212-517-7900.

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