A ‘double chin’ is a common problem as we age. In my Louisville Plastic Surgery practice I encounter this issue frequently. Usually it is a result of an accumulation of fatty tissue and skin laxity. Sometimes a lack of muscle tone factors in. If it is just a thickening of the fat pad, in office liposuction is an effective treatment with little or no downtime. This only takes about 15 minutes and is done under local anesthesia. If the problem is significant loose skin or muscle laxity a neck lift may be in order. This is typically done in the operating room under anesthesia.
Your Plastic Surgeon should be able to easily tell you which procedure will best suit your needs.
Lee Corbett, MD