As we age, we all deal with the unkindness of gravity. Things start to droop and sag. Unfortunately, the jawline and chin are not immune.
Even slender people may find themselves with the dreaded double chin.
Fortunately, there are several proven neck contouring options that can get rid of a double chin. Doing so will give you a younger, and even slimmer, appearance with a more defined jawline to frame your face and create balance.
The cost of fixing a double chin depends on a lot of factors, such as how severe it is, whether it's caused by excess fat or loose skin, and the extent of treatment required. We'll talk about these factors in this article so you can get a better idea of how much fixing your double chin may cost.
Double Chin Surgery Pricing Factors
Neck contouring procedures vary from patient to patient, based on your specific needs.
Fixing a double chin can cost as low as $1,500, and it can go up to $30,000. This includes fees for the surgeon, anesthesia, operating room, facility, equipment, implants, garments, aftercare, lab tests, and medications.
Consult with your plastic surgeon to get a treatment plan tailored to meet your goals. This will give you the exact amount you will pay to get the results you want.
The price you should prepare for depends primarily on the following elements:
- Your starting point and desired goals
- The procedure recommended by your doctor
- Your surgeon’s level of expertise
- State of the art technology or surgical techniques, depending on your surgeon
- Cost of plastic surgery in your area
- The surgical facility used (office, hospital, etc.)
- The type of anesthesia used
Fortunately, many plastic surgery facilities offer patient financing plans, so you won’t necessarily have to plunk down the entire amount upfront. If this is a necessity for you, please check with your surgeon’s office before you make an appointment.
Double Chin Procedures
A double chin is usually caused by these two problems:
- Having excess fat (genetics and weight gain)
- Having loose skin and support tissues (genetics and aging)
For patients with reasonably firm skin, a fat reduction treatment such as liposuction may be all that's required. The cost for neck liposuction ranges from $3,000 to $9,500.
For patients who have also lost their skin elasticity, then a neck lift is required to achieve their goals. The cost for a neck lift runs from $7,500 to $30,000.
For younger patients, non-invasive treatments like CoolSculpting, Cool-Mini, and Kybella for fat reduction and Ultherapy for skin firming can deliver pleasing results. The cost of these treatments start as little as $1,500.
With the wide range of treatments available, it's important to consult a trusted plastic surgeon before choosing which treatment you want to pursue. After all, you're not buying a procedure, you're buying a treatment for your double chin.
Rather than pursue a particular treatment based on price or what your friend recommended, allow your plastic surgeon to help guide you to the treatment that will best achieve your appearance goals.
Where Do I Go From Here?
Seek out a board certified plastic surgeon who has proven expertise in the full range of neck contouring procedures. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Fan today, and he will work with you to build a customized treatment plan based on your goals.
Before you schedule an in-person visit, use our online self-assessment to determine whether or not you’re a candidate for surgery. From there, you will receive personalized results based on your answers.