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Chin correction

A double chin occurs as a result of the relaxation of flat muscles in the neck and the creation of fat pads, and those non-aesthetic fat deposits on the face and neck make many people unhappy. Its occurrence is associated with hereditance, a consequence of aging, it is often associated with excessive weight gain, but it is also found in people who are not prone to weight gain.

About the procedure

For some people, a double chin is a big aesthetic problem. Regardless of weight loss, with many people their chin still doesn't retain its satisfactory appearance. In fact, the double chin still creates an aesthetic problem because of the effect of excess skin that hangs limply. With other people this area may increasingly create fat deposits resulting in loss of natural neckline. In Bagatin Clinic we usually recommend VASER Lipo ultrasonic liposuction, which is considered the most advanced technology in the world of liposuction. In comparison to a traditional liposuction, it has a shorter recovery time, better results and complications are kept to a minimum, which means that blood vessels, capillaries, nerves and collagen tissue remain intact. With VASER Lipo ultrasonic liposuction you can achieve noticeable results in just one procedure, and this type of liposuction is clinically proven to improve skin tightness on the treated areas of the body.

The method of removing the double chin in the Bagatin Clinic depends on whether the person is younger or older, which thus determines the nature of the problem. For young people that accumulate fat, and the weight loss does not achieve the effect, the best choice is liposuction. In the older person, usually in addition to the accumulation of fat, also the problem of loose skin structure appears, so the neck "hangs" and it is necessary to make an additional correction. Operations can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery.

Am I a candidate?

Patients of all ages may need chin liposuction. Liposuction in Bagatin Clinic is equally subjected to both women and men, and the extent of the procedure varies depending on the condition of the neck and chin. Also, there are frequent requests of persons of different ages for a minimum correction of the chin, which achieves a significantly better condition of the neck and creates a younger and fresher look.

But mostly the candidates are among middle and older age groups, who often gain weight which leads to the creation of fatty deposits, falling tone and sagging skin, which is in many most emphasis areas. Likewise, candidates for liposuction can be young persons in whom fat accumulates on the chin. Chin liposuction is a very effective method in patients with a very marked chin. In such cases a relatively large amount of fat is removed so the result of the operation is noticeable.

How do you prepare?

As for the other surgeries that are performed under general anesthesia in the Bagatin Clinic, it is necessary to do some preparation:

  •  make diagnostic tests about which you will be informed by the doctor  during the consultation examination, and findings must not be older than one month;
  • it is necessary to avoid taking pills that affect blood coagulation, which may boost the occurrence of bleeding and hematoma;
  • one should quit smoking 10-14 days before the surgery;
  • a few days before the surgery an esthetic examination will be carried out at Bagatin Clinic with all the necessary findings. If you continually take a certain drug therapy, during that occasion you should  inform our doctor and follow her instructions in relation to it; 
  • It is important to remember that 8 h before surgery you should not eat or drink;
  • in the morning or the night before, depending on the time when the surgery is  scheduled , you will receive an injection thromboprophylaxis in our polyclinic;
  • It is important to follow all the instructions, about which you will be informed in time.

During the procedure

Correction of  the chin, depending on age and the problems that the person has, can only be achieved by liposuction or if  needed by further correction. Specifically, with the older people there is often, except for the accumulation of adipose tissue, also the problem of loose skin, which in this part  wrinkles. In this case, besides eliminating fatty deposits, it is necessary to mobilize relaxed muscles and remove excess skin. The purpose of cosmetic surgery is to achieve a good angle between the chin and neck. Therefore, this kind of correction, to achieve better results, is often performed along with a facelift.

The approach to resolving problematic chin in young adults, in which the diet failed to eliminate fat from this area, is liposuction  which uses special cannulas to extract fat. Considering  that at that age the skin is elastic, after eliminating the excess fat cells, it will be well adapted to the new situation, which will result in the desired aesthetic effect. Upon completion of the operation doctor Bagatin will wrap a compression bandage around the head for better adaptation of the skin and prevention of postoperative complications.

The incision for correction of a double chin is made under the chin, so that the scar is located almost in the invisible zone. It may be later, if necessary, additionally treated by dermo-cosmetic products that will soften scar tissue and make it hardly noticeable.

Recovery time

The first night after surgery you will spend in our polyclinic to stay under our expert supervision. You will receive antibiotics and if needed pain medication. During the first 7 to 14 days it is necessary to carry compressive bandage 24 h, so the skin is pressed again and better adapted, also to reduce swelling and accumulation of secretion, and after that - the next month only at night. Greater efforts, as well as demanding exercise are necessary to be avoided in the first 4-6 weeks.


It is necessary to follow all the directions required during recovery. Not to remove the compression bandage by yourself, during resting one should lie in an elevated position, take prescribed medication and attend regular checkups and bandaging, to deduce possible complications to a minimum.


The package includes: medical remuneration, anesthesia, equipment and special equipment, compression bandages, short stay in Bagatin Clinic. The package price includes post-operative examinations.

The package does not include: the price of the basic preoperative examination and blood test, ECG, chest X-ray as well as examination by an internist, cost for  more nights, costs prior to admission Bagatin Clinic, telephone charges, medicines that you take at home, consultations with other specialists such as a specialist in diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, thyroid, allergy medicine, heart medicine, etc.

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