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Double Chin Treatmentsin Grand Rapids, MI

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A double chin imparts a chubby appearance to your face that can make your face look more aged, as well as making you appear heavier than you really are. A double chin detracts from your appearance by diminishing the definition of a strong chin.

Luckily, a double chin is a simple aesthetic problem that has several possible treatments. In fact, you may even be able to treat the problem non-surgically, depending on your individual condition, skin type, and age.

As a first step to learning more about how to get rid of your double chin Grand Rapids area residents are encouraged to contact the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brad Bengtson, the Bengtson Center specializes in surgical and non-surgical procedures to help patients treat their aesthetic concerns and reclaim a more youthful appearance. Each of our patients is unique, so our team of aesthetic medical professionals provides personalized treatments for conditions such as a double chin.

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Meet Our Surgeons

When you are ready to make a transformation, you deserve partners on your journey who you trust deeply to deliver the results you want.

The highly experienced team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified surgeons Dr. Brad Bengtson and Dr. David Alfonso. Our surgeons are regularly recognized by patients and colleagues alike for their commitment to innovation, compassionate patient care, and top-quality outcomes. Their work is supported by the thoughtful and passionate collaboration of the entire Bengtson team.

Dr. Bengtson - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

Brad Bengtson MD, FACS, Founder

Has consistently been named one of the Best Doctors in America® since 1996 and recognized as Best Plastic Surgeon in Grand Rapids by Grand Rapids Magazine for the last 12 years.

With over two decades of experience, he is respected for his cutting-edge techniques and compassionate patient care. In addition to his work with patients, Dr. Bengtson travels globally to share his knowledge and innovative approaches with fellow plastic surgeons. He is passionate about delivering harmonious, natural-looking results that elevate rather than alter each patient’s unique aesthetic.

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Dr. Alfonso - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

David AlfonsoMD, FACS

Has extensive experience performing a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, with a particular passion for body contouring and facial rejuvenation.

A careful listener and passionate practitioner, he has received numerous accolades, including recognition as a RealSelf Top Doctor since 2015. He also contributes to advancing techniques in the plastic surgery community through regular publications and lectures. Dr. Alfonso is a fluent Spanish speaker, which helps him provide exceptional communication and care to a broader range of patients. 

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What Produces a Double Chin?

A double chin, known medically as submental fullness, is the accumulation of fatty deposits underneath the chin that detract from the chin’s firm and well-defined appearance, producing an unflattering profile that makes you appear heavier and older than you really are.

A double chin may be the result of genetics, or it may be caused by a number of factors, such as weight gain, hormonal issues, or even some types of medications. Some people are born with a tendency toward a double-chin and have it throughout their lives, while others develop submental fullness as a result of the aging process or weight gain.

Grand Rapids double chin model, after treatment

Double Chin Treatments

What Kinds of Treatments are Available for Double Chin?

Depending on the cause and progression of your double chin, some patients may select liposuction which can be performed as an isolated procedure under local or local with sedation or in combination with a Neck Lift/Facelift or other surgical options to resolve submental fullness.

Through a neck lift surgery, the loose, or lax skin in the neck is contoured to your jawline, excess skin is removed and fat deposits can be eliminated resulting in a restored youthful definition under your chin. But if you are among the many whose condition is not as severe, you may be a good candidate for injectable treatments such as Kybella, which has been approved by the FDA specifically for the treatment of submental fat non-surgically.

Kybella treatments effectively diminish the appearance of submental fullness or a double chin with only a few injections. There are also other dermal injections as well as surgical options that may be suitable for your condition. Your best bet is to consult with Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso and see what they recommend.

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The CoolMini system, a unique applicator targeted at freezing away the unwanted fat cells that make up a double chin, can selectively impact the stored areas of fat. With CoolMini there are no incisions required or downtime after treatment. Results will appear gradually over time and may require multiple treatment sessions.

Grand Rapids double chin models, after treatment

Ideal Candidates

Grand Rapids double chin model, post-treatment look

Who is a Good Candidate for Double Chin Treatments?

Any adult, who is in generally good health and is unhappy with the accumulation of fat underneath the chin, or submental fullness, could be a good candidate for treatments, be they surgical or non-surgical procedures.

Naturally, before undergoing surgery of any type, you may have to suspend the use of certain medications in preparation for surgery. When you contact the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, your first visit will include a careful evaluation of your condition and discussion as to how you can best treat it. Dr. Bengtson or Dr. Alfonso will make the best recommendation based on your condition, your skin type, your age, and your aesthetic goals.

Can I Get Rid of my Double Chin Using a Chinstrap?

Very simply, no. While for years it was believed that sleeping with a chinstrap would help to miraculously burn the fat under the chin, these old-fashioned superstitions are not based in fact, and they honestly don’t work to get rid of submental fullness.

Submental fat doesn’t respond to exercise either, so even if you work out regularly, and even if you engage in facial exercises, there’s really no way to eliminate a double chin without the help of a qualified aesthetic medical professional who can provide a proven treatment.

Double Chin Treatmentsin Grand Rapids

If you live in the metropolitan area of Grand Rapids double chin treatments and other facial procedures are available at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Bengtson has been treating double chin in the Grand Rapids area for years, producing excellent natural-looking results and a record of patient satisfaction. When you visit our office to learn more about how to treat your double chin you will have an opportunity to browse through our before and after pictures of patients who have undergone double chin treatments, so you can see their amazing results. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable professionals is standing by to help you begin your transformation to a more youthful appearance. Contact our office today to learn more.

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Are you ready to take the next step to a more beautiful you? Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. We specialize in breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery, as well as laser hair removal, Micro-Needling, BOTOX Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM, and other dermal fillers. Results may vary from person to person.