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Dr. Ernesto Acosta Abeyta

Double chin lipo in Merida

Certified by the Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Council


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Double chin lipo in Merida

Dr. Ernesto Acosta Abeyta


I have more than 11 years of experience in my area of ​​expertise. Throughout this time, I have cared for more than 3,500 patients and performed more than 3,800 procedures.

Academic Training

I am certified by the Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Council. I am also an active member of different specialized colleges in the area.

Professional Certificate: 3579293 | Specialty Certificate: 6568481 | Certification: No. 1519 


I like to keep up to date, which is why I have presented research at National and International Congresses, as well as I have participated as a Member of the Scientific Society of the «Ignacio A. Santos» School of Medicine.


These are some of the treatments that I offer in my practice


Wear the face that you have longed for this time


Non-surgical treatments to improve skin quality


Lifts, increases or reduces the breast (also in men)


Redesign your silhouette with a highly specialized aesthetic approach

Reconstructive Surgery

Repairs and remodels affected body and / or facial structures

Double chin lipo in Merida

Double chin lipo in Merida

What is a double chin lipo?

Double chin lipo, also known as submental liposuction, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat from beneath the chin and around the neck area. The goal is to reduce the appearance of a double chin, giving the neck and jawline a more defined and contoured look. This procedure targets localized fat deposits, which can create the appearance of a double chin even in individuals with a generally fit or slender physique. It can be an effective solution for those who have tried dieting and exercise but still struggle with stubborn fat in this area.

How is it performed?

Double chin lipo is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning the patient does not require an overnight hospital stay. Before the surgery, the patient is given local anesthesia to numb the treatment area, ensuring comfort during the procedure. Once the area is numb, the surgeon makes one or more small incisions, usually about a quarter of an inch, typically under the chin or behind the ears. Through these incisions, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted to break up and suction out the excess fat. The cannula is moved in a controlled back-and-forth motion to ensure even fat removal and a smooth result.

In some cases, surgeons use advanced techniques like laser-assisted liposuction or ultrasound-assisted liposuction to liquefy the fat before suctioning it out, which can minimize tissue trauma and reduce recovery time.

Why is this procedure done?

The most common reason people undergo double chin lipo is to remove stubborn fat that creates a double chin. Factors that lead to this condition include:

  • Genetics: Some individuals have a genetic predisposition to storing fat under the chin, which can be difficult to reduce through diet and exercise alone.
  • Aging: As people age, skin elasticity decreases, and fat deposits can accumulate in the neck area, leading to the appearance of a double chin.
  • Weight Gain: An increase in body weight can result in the accumulation of fat in various areas, including under the chin.
  • Posture: Poor posture and «tech neck» from frequent use of electronic devices can contribute to sagging skin and fat accumulation in the neck area.

How do I know if I’m a candidate for this procedure?

Ideal candidates for double chin lipo are generally in good health and have a moderate amount of excess fat under the chin that they would like to remove. They typically have good skin elasticity, which helps ensure a smooth contour after fat removal. Candidates should have realistic expectations and understand that this procedure is intended to target fat deposits, not sagging skin or muscle issues.

How long does the procedure take?

The duration of the double chin lipo procedure can vary depending on the individual case and the technique used. Generally, the surgery takes between one to two hours. This timeframe includes preparation, the actual procedure, and a short recovery period where the patient is monitored before being allowed to go home.

What is the recovery time?

Recovery from double chin lipo varies among patients, but most experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising for a few days after the procedure. Patients are typically advised to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support the healing process. While initial recovery takes about one to two weeks, full recovery and the complete subsidence of swelling can take four to six weeks. The timeline may be longer for patients with complex cases or those with underlying health conditions.

Results of double chin lipo

The results of double chin lipo are usually noticeable soon after the procedure, with a significant reduction in the appearance of a double chin and a more defined jawline. However, as swelling subsides and the body heals, the final results become more apparent over the following weeks. The outcome of this procedure depends on the patient’s history, skin elasticity, and the amount of fat removed.

Patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise generally experience long-lasting results. However, significant weight gain after the procedure can impact the outcome, potentially leading to a return of fat deposits in the treated area. It’s essential to have realistic expectations and understand that double chin lipo is not a solution for sagging skin or muscle issues, which may require additional procedures.

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Aims at the surgical removal of skin wrinkles or rhytidosis.


It consists of injecting a fat burner into the abdomen 24 hours. before the session with the team. It consists of 6 to 7 sessions according to the doctor’s assessment.


A consultation with a specialist and a written diet are offered. In order to drain fat, we have a SPA with areas for cardiovascular exercise with a personalized instructor.

I accept Major Medical Expense Insurance

Medical office in Mérida

My office is located in the city of Mérida, a tourist destination that transmits magic, culture and tradition. It is considered the most beautiful city in Mexico, and without a doubt, your stay in the city, added to the care that my team of specialists will give you, will be unforgettable.

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