Double chin removal with liposuction

The double chin, that insidious double jawline that secretly stares at us in the mirror. Or maybe you just discovered it in a photo of yourself. A lot of people suffer from a double chin, or double chin. A double chin is often associated with being overweight, but even slim people with a healthy weight can suffer from it. Do you eat healthy and exercise regularly, but does your double chin continue to bother you? Through liposuction, you can have the fat removed. In this blog, plastic surgeon René van der Hulst is happy to tell you more about it.

How does a double chin develop?

There could be several reasons why a double chin has developed on you. A well-known and logical reason is that you have gained weight. Maybe you find it hard to stay away from all those goodies, eat just a little too much and don’t exercise enough. Your body often stores fat around your organs, abdomen, hips, thighs and also under your chin.

Are you slim and at a healthy weight but still have a double chin? That’s probably it’s genetic and your parents and ancestors probably also had a double chin.

Sagging skin under the chin

Skin aging and volume loss are also often counted among the causes of a double chin. As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and the tissues under your skin become thinner and lose their firmness. Also, the muscles in your double chin may sag a bit. With a double chin, we are really talking about a fat accumulation. If you suffer a lot from sagging skin under your chin, then liposuction may not be a solution for you. Because when we remove volume (fat) in that area, it does matter that the skin is firm enough to achieve a nice result. With excess skin under your chin (called the turkey neck), often the underlying muscles and skin in your neck must be corrected for a beautiful result. During a consultation, the plastic surgeon always discusses your options to achieve the best result.


If your double chin bothers you greatly, you can have it removed through liposuction. The double chin liposuction brings back the natural contours of your face. From the front and side view, you will again get a nicer neck. A major benefit of liposuction treatment is that the results are permanent as long as you maintain your weight.


You may not expect it, but double chin liposuction is actually a minor procedure. The fat cells are aspirated through a fine suction needle. The treatment usually takes place under general anesthesia and takes about 1 hour. The incision to be made for the suction needle is taped and will be barely visible after healing.

MOOI Clinic also offers combination treatments that combine liposuction with sagging skin around your neck and chin.


After liposuction, your neck may feel a little stiff and sensitive. You may also experience swelling and bruising. Don’t worry, you won’t see the end result for a few weeks! The first week after treatment you should take it easy anyway, the second week you can resume light work (in consultation with the doctor). Only after 6 to 12 weeks after treatment can you assess the final result.

Want to know more about removing your double chin through liposuction? Or see what’s possible for you? Then schedule a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons first.

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