Usually, the impending arrival of warmer weather means the gleeful banishment of scarves and turtlenecks from the daily wardrobe. However, for those self-conscious about a double chin, this means more anxiety than elation. The cosmetic dermatology experts at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology believe they have the ideal solution.

“For most people, a double chin is undesirable,” Dr. Goldman said, “but it seems doubly so when the fat around the chin and neck stubbornly clings despite little fat anywhere else. It’s no secret that one of the most popular ways to disguise this is to wear turtlenecks or scarves, but that’s not very practical during warmer months, especially for patients in southern California and other areas where it’s warm and sunny year-round. But there is a solution that is practical as well as long-lasting – liposculpture.”

Known as tumescent liposuction, chin and neck liposculpture uses a very small cannula (about the size of a Q-tip) compared to traditional liposuction. This means better, safer, and more precise sculpting of the delicate skin and tissue found in the chin and neck areas. The procedure is performed entirely with local anesthesia, during which the area is treated with a numbing liquid agent for a more comfortable, less painful experience for the patient.