If you are finding it difficult to love your double chin, chin liposuction may be the answer. When fat deposits accumulate under the chin area, you lose the contours of your profile and look older. These fat deposits can build up under your chin due to genetics, aging, or weight gain, and they are difficult to target fat through diet and exercise.
Liposuction is commonly used to eliminate excess fat in the abdomen, hips, or thighs, but it can work just as well on the fat under your chin, also called submental fat. If you have never considered liposuction for submental fat, this post will give you some insight into the procedure.
How Does Chin Liposuction Work?
During chin liposuction, you will be given a local or general anesthetic. Your plastic surgeon will then make small incisions under your chin and insert a cannula to remove fat deposits beneath the skin. The fat deposits are strategically removed to give you a sculpted but natural-looking profile. Once the fat is removed, your surgeon will close the incision with sutures.
Recovery Process After Chin Liposuction
After your surgery, your plastic surgeon will advise you to get plenty of rest and keep your head elevated during the first few days after your procedure. Bruising and mild swelling are common, and you will likely need to wear a compression chin strap to help minimize fluid accumulation under your chin.
Avoid strenuous activities for about 1 week or until your incisions heal. You can still do light activities like walking, though, to promote blood circulation and help with the healing process. You should be ready to get back into your daily routine roughly 1 week after your chin liposuction procedure.
Will I Have Saggy Skin After Chin Liposuction?
Your skin’s health and elasticity will affect whether your skin will sag after liposuction. Individuals with good skin elasticity can expect their skin to shrink back to its normal state after the procedure. Wearing the compression chin strap for a couple of weeks after surgery also helps keep your skin’s contours smooth and tight. If you notice mild to moderate skin laxity after you have healed from your procedure, you can opt for a skin tightening treatment like ThermiTight® to optimize your chin liposuction results.
Good Candidates for Chin Liposuction
Chin liposuction is for anyone who wants to eliminate fat deposits under their chin and achieve a more streamlined profile. You can maintain your liposuction results by following a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
Can I Eliminate a Double Chin Without Surgery?
If you prefer a nonsurgical option for submental fat elimination, you might consider CoolSculpting® or KYBELLA® injections. CoolSculpting is noninvasive and requires no downtime, freezing subcutaneous fat cells without damaging other tissue. KYBELLA injections contain deoxycholic acid that breaks down fat cells. With either option, however, it’s important to choose an experienced provider who can give you safe and great-looking results.
Chin liposuction might be a new concept for you, but our team can guide you through the process and give you realistic expectations about your results. Men and women who come to our practice love how liposuction sculpts and contours their appearance, as you can see in these before and after photos.