Chin & Neck Liposuction London UK
Neck and Chin Liposuction London can help reduce a double chin and heavy neck
Chin liposuction is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing the appearance of a double chin and contouring the neck and jawline for a more defined appearance. Despite the common occurrence of a double chin in both men and women of all ages, fat accumulation under the chin and neck can be stubborn and unresponsive to diet, weight loss, and exercise. A double chin or heavy chin can obscure the natural contour of the neck, causing the chin to appear overweight or saggy.
Chin liposuction is often considered the best surgical solution to eliminate a double chin and improve the neck’s contour. While some patients may opt for non-surgical fat-dissolving chin injections like Belkyra or Kybella, our experienced surgeons prefer chin liposuction for its effective and long-lasting results. In some cases, a neck lift may be recommended in conjunction with chin liposuction for optimal results.
Chin liposuction can remove excess fat from the neck and jowls, helping to contour the jawline and neck and enhance their definition. At Centre for Surgery, our highly skilled plastic surgeons use the latest and safest techniques to eliminate stubborn chin fat and achieve a more refined and youthful appearance.
Alternative names for chin liposuction:
- Submental liposuction
- Neck liposuction
- Double chin liposuction
- Neck contouring
- Chin sculpting
- Chin reshaping
- Submental fat removal
- Jawline contouring
- Neck fat removal
- Neck rejuvenation
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|Procedure time ⏳||1 hour|
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|Length of stay 🛏||Day case|
|Up and mobile 🚶🏻♂️||Same day|
|Washing 🛁||3 days|
|Sexual activity ❤️||2 weeks|
|Back to work 📅||Next day (desk work)|
|Driving 🚗||3 days|
|Postoperative garment 👕||2 weeks|
|Sleeping 😴||On back 1 week|
|Exercise 🏃🏽♀️||4 weeks|
|Full recovery 🕺🏻||6 weeks|
|Final results 😃||3 months|
What is Chin Liposuction?
Double chin correction surgery is a cosmetic procedure aimed at removing excess fat from under the chin and contouring the neck and jawline for a more defined appearance. It involves making small incisions beneath the chin and using a cannula to suction out unwanted fat. This procedure is also known as submental liposuction or neck liposuction.
Chin liposuction is typically performed under local anaesthesia and involves minimal downtime. It is a popular option for individuals who have struggled with a double chin or excess neck fat unresponsive to diet and exercise.
Chin liposuction can improve the appearance of the neck and jawline, helping to create a more defined and youthful facial contour. The procedure can be performed alone or in combination with other facial procedures, such as a facelift or neck lift, to achieve optimal results.
Chin liposuction Before & After Photos
Benefits Of Chin Liposuction
Chin liposuction is an excellent solution for individuals who are bothered by the appearance of a double chin, jowls or excess fat beneath the chin. This minimally invasive procedure can significantly improve the contours of the face and neck. Here are some of the key benefits of chin liposuction:
- Enhanced Facial Contour: Chin liposuction can effectively remove fat deposits under the chin and around the neck area, creating a sharper, more defined jawline and enhancing the overall balance and proportion of the face.
- Permanent Fat Removal: The procedure permanently removes fat cells from the treatment area. As long as a stable weight is maintained, the results are long-lasting.
- Reduced Recovery Time: Being a minimally invasive procedure, chin liposuction involves a shorter recovery time compared to more invasive surgical procedures.
- Anesthesia Options: Chin liposuction can typically be performed under local anaesthesia, reducing the potential risks associated with general anaesthesia.
- Minimal Scarring: The incisions made during chin liposuction are small, resulting in minimal and often unnoticeable scarring.
- Improved Confidence: By addressing areas of concern such as a double chin or jowls, chin liposuction can significantly boost a person’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Combined Procedures: Chin liposuction can be combined with other facial procedures such as a facelift or neck lift for more comprehensive results.
It’s important to note, however, that while chin liposuction can remove fat, it cannot address loose or sagging skin. If skin laxity is a concern, your surgeon at Centre for Surgery may recommend additional procedures to help achieve your desired aesthetic result.
Our team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons are committed to delivering personalised, high-quality care to ensure optimal outcomes for our patients. If you’re considering chin liposuction, we’re here to guide you through every step of your journey to ensure you achieve the best possible results.
Ideal candidates for Submental Liposuction
Removing chin fat through submental lipo may not always be the best choice for individuals seeking to enhance their appearance. It is important to evaluate various factors to determine whether liposuction is suitable for you. Generally, if you have a double or triple chin, jowls that obscure your jawline, or chin and neck fat that fades your neckline, liposuction may be an option to consider. However, if you are overweight, liposuction may not be the best approach as excess fat tends to accumulate beneath the neck muscles, an area not accessible through liposuction.
Furthermore, those with good skin elasticity will likely achieve satisfactory outcomes from chin liposuction alone. On the other hand, individuals with overstretched and lax neck skin may not experience the same results as the skin may not bounce back after the fat removal, leaving the skin droopy. In such cases, a neck lift procedure may be necessary to achieve optimal results.
It is also important to consider your overall health and weight stability when contemplating liposuction for neck fat removal. Nonetheless, the primary concern when undergoing this procedure is the quality of your skin. If you have a large double chin with loose skin, the skin may not retract to conform to the new contours. In such instances, combining liposuction with a neck lift procedure can yield excellent results and contour your chin and neck effectively.
The submental liposuction consultation
All patients must have a consultation before proceeding with a chin lipo procedure. At the consultation, the surgeon will want to learn about your goals, and you will have an opportunity to discuss your ideas, concerns and expectations about the submental liposuction procedure and ask any relevant questions you may have.
The surgeon will:
- Take a focused history and examine you
- Explain the chin liposuction procedure
- Take your needs and preferences into account when deciding on the most appropriate treatment option for you
How to prepare for Chin Liposuction
Our expert pre-operative assessment team will provide detailed pre- and post-op information when scheduled for your chin liposuction procedure. Patients who smoke will be advised to stop for at least two weeks before the date of their chin lipo procedure. Smoking has detrimental effects on blood circulation and is known to slow the healing process. All medications, prescribed and over-the-counter, will be reviewed. Aspirin and aspirin-containing medicines should be stopped both before and after surgery. Aspirin and NSAIDs impair the body’s natural clotting process and may cause bleeding complications after surgery. If you require pain relief after surgery, paracetamol is advised.
If you are scheduled to have your procedure with a general anaesthetic, you will be required to fast for a minimum of 6 hours for food and 2 hours for water.
Chin Liposuction procedure
Submental liposuction is a day-case procedure, meaning you will be admitted and discharged on the same day. This means you can recover in the comfort of your own home. Day-case procedures have been shown in research to have a lower risk of complications than procedures requiring an in-patient stay. Submental liposuction takes about one hour to perform. It may take longer if combined with other procedures, and TIVA general anaesthetic is more suited for longer cases.
Chin liposuction is typically performed under local or general anaesthesia. The MicroAire® Liposuction device is commonly used to reduce swelling, bruising, and operating time while effectively removing fat.
The following steps are involved in chin liposuction:
- Local anaesthesia is injected into multiple areas of the skin and neck.
- Once the skin is numb, a small incision is made under the chin (submental incision).
- Additional incisions on the sides of the chin may be made.
- The surgeon advances the liposuction catheter through the incision, which resembles a thin hollow rod.
- The cannula is moved in different directions beneath the chin and neck skin to extract the fat.
- The catheter is withdrawn after enough fat has been removed from the chin and neck area.
- The tiny skin incisions are closed using 1-2 thin sutures.
- After the procedure, you can go home but should not drive on the same day.
The procedure is ideally suited for younger patients with good skin elasticity. With older patients, there is a risk of residual skin laxity. In patients over 45, the surgeon often combines submental liposuction with a neck lift. The neck lift is designed to address redundant skin and tighten and sculpt the chin and neck.
The surgeon contours the chin and jawline region by removing excess fat deposits. A postoperative compression garment is then placed to ensure optimal healing. The compression garment should be worn continuously for the first week following the procedure to allow the skin to redrape over the new contours more effectively.
Recovery after chin liposuction
The recovery process after chin liposuction is typically smooth and requires minimal downtime. Patients can usually return to work within a few days of the procedure. However, following postoperative instructions carefully ensures a speedy and smooth recovery.
Here are some important things to keep in mind during the recovery process:
- Compression Garment: Following the procedure, the surgeon will typically provide a compression garment to wear. This garment is designed to help reduce swelling and support the area during the healing process. The garment should be worn for at least 1-2 weeks after the surgery.
- Swelling and Bruising: It is normal to experience some degree of swelling and bruising after chin liposuction. This can be managed with the help of ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication.
- Rest and Recovery: It’s important to take it easy for the first few days after the procedure. Avoid any strenuous activity or exercise during this time. Patients are typically able to return to work within a few days, but should avoid any physically demanding work or exercise for at least a week.
- Follow-Up Appointments: Patients will have follow-up appointments with their surgeon to monitor their progress and ensure that they are healing properly. Any stitches that were used during the procedure will be removed at this time.
- Results: Patients can expect to see initial results within a few weeks of the procedure. However, it can take several months for the final results to become visible as the swelling subsides and the skin adjusts to the new contours.
Are chin liposuction scars visible?
In most cases, the incisions used for chin liposuction heal very well and are not visible after the initial recovery period. The scars may be slightly pink or red for the first few weeks after the procedure, but they typically fade over time and become less noticeable.
Risks and Potential Complications of Chin Lipo
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with chin liposuction. Here are some of the possible risks and complications:
- Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising are common side effects after chin liposuction. These can last for a few weeks or longer, depending on the extent of the procedure.
- Infection: As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of infection. Your surgeon will give you antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection.
- Nerve Damage: There is a risk of nerve damage during the procedure, which can result in temporary or permanent numbness or weakness in the chin or lower lip.
- Skin Irregularities: Sometimes, the skin around the chin area may appear uneven after the procedure.
- Blood Clots: There is a risk of blood clots forming in the veins of the neck after the procedure, which can be potentially life-threatening.
- Anaesthesia Complications: General anaesthesia can cause complications such as allergic reactions, heart problems, and lung infections.
- Unsatisfactory Results: Although chin liposuction is generally a safe and effective procedure, there is always the possibility that you may not be satisfied with the results.
It is essential to discuss these risks and potential complications with your surgeon before the procedure to fully understand the potential outcomes. Your surgeon will provide specific instructions on how to prepare for the procedure and reduce the risk of complications.
Can Chin Liposuction Be Combined with Other Procedures?
Yes, chin liposuction can be combined with other procedures for more comprehensive results. It is common for patients to opt for additional procedures such as a neck lift, facelift, or cheek augmentation along with chin liposuction to achieve their desired look.
A neck lift can address sagging skin and excess fat in the neck area, while a facelift can improve the overall appearance of the face and address deeper wrinkles and sagging skin. Cheek augmentation with fillers can add volume and definition to the cheeks, which can complement the improved jawline and neck contour achieved through chin liposuction.
Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your needs and goals to determine if combining procedures is the right choice. They will also discuss the risks and benefits associated with the combination of procedures and the recovery process and expected results.
Chin Liposuction Cost London - How much does chin liposuction cost in London UK? Prices & Fees
There are several factors which will determine the overall cost of the submental liposuction procedure, and the final quotation will be given after your face-to-face consultation with your specialist plastic surgeon.
- Submental liposuction alone or combined with FaceTite or neck lift
- Local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic
- Primary or revision chin lipo
Why not call 0207 993 4849 and speak to one of our expert patient coordinators, who may be able to give you a rough costing before having a consultation for a neck liposuction procedure.
Always remember that price should never be the determining factor when choosing your provider. We feel that safety and quality of service should be your number one priority and instil in you the confidence that our team will look after you before, during and after your procedure to the best of their ability.
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Is Chin Liposuction Worth It?
Absolutely, chin liposuction, according to Realself reviews from patients who have undergone the procedure, is a worthy investment, with a 92% satisfaction rate. This procedure is recognised for its efficacy in quickly slimming the neck and eliminating the appearance of a double chin, which ultimately contributes to a more refined and slimmer facial appearance.
Chin liposuction stands out due to its minimally invasive nature and swift procedure time. Moreover, the results it delivers are enduring, provided you maintain a consistent weight. Recovery from this procedure is typically brief, often requiring only a few weeks. Additionally, due to the small size of the incisions made during the procedure, any resulting scars are typically barely noticeable and tend to fade over time.
However, it’s worth noting that there have been instances where patients have reported dissatisfaction with their chin liposuction results, citing issues such as lumpy or loose skin in the neck region following the procedure. It is crucial to mitigate such risks by selecting a reputable and experienced plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. At Centre for Surgery, our team of highly skilled and experienced surgeons is dedicated to delivering high-quality results while prioritising patient safety and satisfaction.
Why Choose Centre for Surgery
- Experienced and Skilled Surgeons – Our team consists of highly qualified and experienced surgeons who specialise in chin and neck liposuction. Their expertise ensures that you receive personalised care and the best possible results.
- State-of-the-Art Facilities – Centre for Surgery boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities on Baker Street designed to provide a comfortable and safe environment for your procedure. Our advanced equipment and technologies ensure the highest standards of care.
- Personalised Care and Attention – We pride ourselves on offering personalised care and attention to each patient. Our dedicated staff and surgeons work closely with you to understand your goals and develop a tailored treatment plan that meets your individual needs.
- Comprehensive Consultation Process – Our comprehensive consultation process ensures that you have a thorough understanding of the procedure, risks, and expected outcomes. We prioritise patient education and open communication, helping you make informed decisions about your treatment.
- Focus on Patient Safety and Satisfaction – At Centre for Surgery, patient safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. We follow strict safety protocols and adhere to the highest medical standards, ensuring a safe and positive experience for our patients.
- Aftercare and Support – We provide exceptional aftercare and support throughout your recovery process. Our team is always available to answer any questions or address concerns, making sure you feel comfortable and well-informed during your healing journey.
- Transparent Pricing and Financing Options – We offer transparent pricing and a range of financing options to help make your desired procedure more affordable. Our team can guide you through the available payment plans, ensuring you can confidently invest in your well-being.
Choosing Centre for Surgery means you are selecting a top plastic surgery clinic committed to providing the highest quality care, personalised attention, and exceptional results. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way, ensuring a safe and satisfying experience from consultation to recovery.
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Further Reading and Medical References for Chin Liposuction:
What is Submental Liposuction?Submental liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that is very effective for contouring the chin, jawline and lower face region by removing excess fat. Excess fat is often responsible for the "double chin" appearance.
During submental liposuction, fat is removed from the chin area to create a slimmer, more youthful contour. It is a simple, straightforward surgery with minimal downtime but offers excellent results.
The submental lipo procedure is best suited for younger patients with good skin elasticity and who do not have saggy, excess skin.
For older patients who have become worried about excess, saggy skin and wish to achieve a more youthful look, undergoing a neck lift may be a more suitable option. This is a minimally invasive technique that allows patients to have excess tissue removed to achieve a more defined contour of the neck.
While these two procedures can be performed separately if desired, the two can be combined in order to achieve the best results. Submental liposuction can also be combined with chin implants.
Does Submental Liposuction work?Despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, women and men often have difficulty shifting unwanted fat deposits beneath the chin and neck region. These patients are often very slim, and the best solution to restore face and neck aesthetics is a carefully undertaken submental liposuction procedure. Some patients will have a genetic predisposition to forming submental fat deposits and may not have known that a safe and effective treatment is available.
Patients opt for submental liposuction because the procedure provides excellent results and is quick to perform. Many patients remark about feeling much more confident with an increase in self-esteem once they recovered fully after three months. The result is a more defined and sculpted jawline and chin area.
What is a double chin?Double chin, also known by its medical term submental fullness, is a condition which troubles an increasing number of people, especially in the age of selfies and social media. Double chin formation is due to the gradual accumulation of excess fat deposits beneath the chin, neck and jawline. The weight of the extra fat often leads to the formation of an unsightly second neck crease which gives rise to the double chin appearance. In addition, an undefined jawline can also give the impression of a double chin.
Individuals with a double chin can have a significant effect on confidence and emotional well-being, with many looking as though they are much older than they actually are with a heavier set appearance even if body fat is minimal elsewhere on the body. At Centre for Surgery, our practitioners have access to the full range of procedures to effectively address this common condition, including the most effective treatment of submental liposuction results in a favourable neck-chin angle and more well-defined jawline, which can take years off your appearance.
Submental fullness or double chin can be due to several underlying factors:
Excess submental and neck fat
Skin laxity of the neck
Chin recession giving the appearance of a weak chin
Drooping of the submandibular gland
Weakness of the neck platysma muscle
In most patients, it is often a combination of one or more of the above factors that lead to the appearance of a double chin and not just excess submental fat.
Double chin or submental fullness affects both men and women with a wide age spectrum, with both younger and older patients potentially affected. A major factor contributing to the formation of a double chin is the ageing process leading to a loss of tissue laxity. Genetics also plays a big part, with many patients more likely to develop a double chin. Gaining weight can also contribute to the formation of a double chin and can be resistant to diet and exercise.
Can chin lipo get rid of a double chin?Double chins can be a frustrating and embarrassing problem for many people. Whether you’re dealing with a genetic predisposition or have put on some weight, getting rid of a double chin can be challenging. However, there are several ways to combat this issue, including diet and exercise, targeted skincare routines, and even cosmetic procedures.
Diet and Exercise
One of the most effective ways to get rid of a double chin is through a combination of diet and exercise. A diet that is low in processed foods and high in fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins can help you lose weight and reduce fat in the chin area. Additionally, regular exercises, such as cardio and strength training, can help tone and sculpt the muscles in your chin and neck.
To target the chin and neck specifically, try incorporating exercises such as chin lifts, neck rolls, and jaw clenches into your routine. These exercises can help tone and strengthen the muscles in these areas, reducing the appearance of a double chin.
In addition to diet and exercise, targeted skincare can also help reduce the appearance of a double chin. Collagen-boosting creams and serums can help firm and tighten the skin in the chin and neck area. Additionally, exfoliating scrubs and face masks can help remove dead skin cells and smooth the texture of the skin, making it appear firmer and more toned.
The right posture
Maintaining the right posture can also help reduce the appearance of a double chin. By keeping your head held high and your shoulders back, you can help elongate the neck and create the illusion of a slimmer chin. Additionally, avoiding slouching or looking down for long periods of time can help prevent the formation of wrinkles and sagging in the chin and neck area.
The right clothing
Another way to reduce the appearance of a double chin is to choose the right clothing. V-neck or scoop-neck tops can help elongate the neck and create the illusion of a slimmer chin. Additionally, clothing tailored to fit your body can help flatter your shape and draw attention away from the chin area.
If diet, exercise, and skincare aren't achieving your desired results, you may want to consider a cosmetic procedure. Belkyra, a non-surgical treatment that uses a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid to dissolve fat cells, is a popular option for those looking to get rid of a double chin. This procedure is performed by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon and typically requires multiple treatments to achieve optimal results.
Another option is chin & neck liposuction, a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from the chin and neck area. This procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia and requires some downtime for recovery.
Does chin liposuction make your face smaller?Yes, chin liposuction can contribute to making your face appear smaller. The procedure targets and removes excess fat deposits in the chin and neck area, which can create the appearance of a double chin or contribute to an overall rounder facial shape. By removing this excess fat, chin liposuction can help sculpt and contour the jawline, resulting in a more defined and slimmer facial appearance.
Chin liposuction can enhance the proportions and balance of your facial features, creating a more harmonious and pleasing aesthetic. It can provide a more sculpted and angular look to the lower face and neck, making the face appear more streamlined and reducing the appearance of fullness in the chin and neck area.
Does chin lipo include cheeks?Chin liposuction primarily targets the excess fat under the chin and jawline, and it can also help to contour the neck area. While it can indirectly affect the appearance of the cheeks by improving the jawline and reducing jowls, it does not directly target or include the cheeks in the procedure.
Does chin lipo define the jawline?Yes, chin liposuction can help define the jawline by removing excess fat and improving the contours of the chin and neck area. The procedure specifically targets the submental fat (fat under the chin) and can effectively reduce the appearance of a double chin or a lack of jawline definition.
By removing the excess fat, chin liposuction creates a more sculpted and angular look to the lower face, enhancing the natural contours of the jawline. It helps to create a sharper and more defined jawline, resulting in a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial appearance.
Are chin liposuction results long lasting?Chin liposuction results are considered to be long-lasting. However, it's important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly to avoid future weight gain in the chin and neck area, which can affect the results. In some cases, a touch-up procedure may be necessary to maintain the desired results. It's also important to note that individual results may vary based on factors such as skin elasticity and the amount of fat removed during the procedure.
Will double chin go away with weight loss?The reduction of a double chin with weight loss can depend on several factors, including genetics, age, and lifestyle habits. In some cases, weight loss can lead to a reduction in the appearance of a double chin. This is because a double chin often results from the accumulation of excess fat in the chin and neck area.
However, it is important to note that weight loss alone may not always eliminate a double chin entirely. This is because fat storage in the chin area can be particularly stubborn and resistant to weight loss efforts. Some people may find that despite losing weight, their double chin remains visible and may impact their self-confidence and appearance.
In such cases, chin liposuction can be an effective way to remove excess fat from the chin area and contour the neck and jawline.
Why is chin liposuction better than fat dissolving injections?Chin liposuction is a surgical procedure that physically removes fat cells from the chin and neck area while fat-dissolving injections such as Belkyra or Kybella use injections of a chemical compound to destroy fat cells. Here are some reasons why chin liposuction may be considered better than fat-dissolving injections:
More precise results: With chin liposuction, the surgeon can precisely remove the amount of fat necessary to achieve the desired result. With injections, the amount of fat that is destroyed can be more difficult to control, potentially leading to over or under-correction.
Quicker results: Chin liposuction typically results in noticeable improvement immediately after the procedure, whereas injections may require multiple sessions over several weeks to see results.
Less discomfort: While both procedures involve some discomfort, chin liposuction is typically less painful than injections, as the injections can cause significant swelling, bruising, and pain.
Long-lasting results: While both procedures can produce long-lasting results, chin liposuction physically removes fat cells, leading to more permanent results. With injections, there is a possibility of some fat returning over time.
Does chin lipo tighten skin?Chin liposuction can improve the appearance of sagging skin to some extent, but it is not a skin tightening procedure. The procedure targets excess fat under the chin and along the jawline, and the removal of this fat can lead to a modest tightening of the skin in the area. However, if the skin has lost significant elasticity, it may not retract fully after the fat is removed, leading to some loose or sagging skin. In some cases, FaceTite may be recommended along with chin liposuction to achieve optimal results.
What is micro liposuction and how does it work for double chin removal?MicroLipo or micro liposuction is a highly effective treatment for significantly improving the submental area and removing a double chin. The procedure is easily carried out under local anaesthetic, which is injected into the neck, chin and jawline to render the area fully numb. The anaesthetic solution is also known as tumescent anaesthesia and helps make the fat cells swollen and firm. This facilitates easier extraction with MicroLipo cannulas. The incision for MicroLipo is made beneath the chin, and fat is carefully removed with microcannulas. The average volume of fat removed is about 10-20ml of fat. Although it does not sound much, this is more than enough to significantly reduce the appearance of the double chin and submental fullness.
Changes are often immediately noticeable and will continue improving as the swelling settles. This takes about 4-6 weeks to happen. MicroLipo for double chin is a permanent procedure that involves extracting fat cells. However, maintaining a stable weight is essential to prevent a double chin's recurrence. MicroLipo results in minimal, if any, downtime and patients can return to most activities straightaway.
What should I do before the submental liposuction procedure?Refrain from smoking.
Stop certain medications which increase the risk of bleeding.
Use an antiseptic preoperative body wash to reduce the risk of infection on the night of and on the morning of your procedure.
Am I a good candidate for submental liposuction?You may be a suitable candidate if you are wishing to remove excess fat in the neck, jowls and cheeks. You will need to have good skin elasticity and be in good health.
What does submental liposuction involve?Tumescent local anaesthesia is used to numb the neck area. A small incision is made beneath the chin and often 2 small incisions are made behind each ear. Liposuction using fine cannulas and gentle suction is used to remove the correct amount of fat. Often no sutures are required and a compression garment is worn for up to four weeks to improve healing.
What type of anaesthetic is used for neck lipo?A local or general anaesthetic will be used. With a local anaesthetic you will be awake for the procedure but you will be unable to feel anything in the treatment area.
Is chin liposuction painful?During the chin liposuction procedure, local anesthesia is administered to numb the targeted area. This ensures that you won't feel any pain during the surgery itself. Most patients report experiencing minimal discomfort rather than pain during the procedure.
After the procedure, it is common to experience some mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. However, the level of pain experienced varies from person to person. Some individuals may only experience mild discomfort or tightness, while others may feel a slightly higher level of discomfort.
Your surgeon will provide you with post-operative instructions and may prescribe pain medication to manage any discomfort during the recovery period. It is essential to follow these instructions and take any prescribed pain medication as directed to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery.
How long will submental liposuction take?The duration of submental liposuction, also known as chin liposuction, can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual's unique anatomy. In general, the procedure takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will make a small incision beneath the chin and insert a thin cannula to suction out the excess fat in the area. The surgeon will carefully contour the area to achieve a natural-looking result.
How long does it take to recover from chin lipo?The recovery time after chin liposuction can vary depending on the extent of the procedure, the individual's healing process, and their lifestyle habits. In general, most people can expect to return to normal activities within 1-2 weeks after the procedure.
Immediately after the procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the treated area. Your surgeon will provide you with pain medications and other recommendations to help manage any discomfort during the first few days of recovery.
You will likely need to wear a compression garment continuously for the first 1-2 weeks after the procedure to aid in the healing process and optimize the results. You should avoid strenuous activities, such as exercise or heavy lifting, for at least 2-3 weeks after the procedure to minimize the risk of complications.
Most people can return to work and other normal activities within 1-2 weeks, but it is important to avoid activities that may strain or stretch the neck and jaw area during this time. You should also avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen to the treated area to minimize the risk of scarring or hyperpigmentation.
Full recovery from chin liposuction can take several weeks to several months, depending on the individual's healing process and the extent of the procedure. Your surgeon will provide you with specific postoperative instructions and recommendations to help optimise your recovery and achieve the best possible results.
How long does the chin stay swollen after lipo?After chin liposuction, swelling is a normal part of the healing process. The duration and intensity of swelling can vary from person to person. Generally, you can expect the swelling to peak within the first few days after the procedure and gradually subside over the following weeks and months.
In the immediate days following the surgery, you may experience significant swelling in the treated area. This can make your chin appear larger than before the procedure. However, as the healing progresses, the swelling will gradually decrease, and you will begin to see the final results of your chin liposuction.
Most patients find that the majority of the swelling subsides within the first 2 to 4 weeks. However, it's important to note that individual healing rates may vary. It can take several months for all residual swelling to completely resolve and for the final results to be fully visible.
To help minimise swelling and promote healing, your surgeon may recommend wearing a compression garment or bandage around the chin and neck area for a specified period. Following post-operative instructions, maintaining good overall health, and avoiding activities that can increase swelling will also contribute to a smoother recovery and faster resolution of swelling.
Is it normal to have saggy skin after chin liposuction?The outcome of chin liposuction in terms of skin appearance and tightness can vary depending on several factors, including your skin elasticity, age, and the amount of fat removed. While chin liposuction is primarily performed to remove excess fat and improve the contours of the chin and neck, it may not directly address issues related to loose or saggy skin.
If you have good skin elasticity, meaning that your skin has the ability to bounce back and tighten after fat removal, you are less likely to experience significant sagging. In such cases, the skin may naturally retract and conform to the new contours of your face following chin liposuction, resulting in a smoother and more toned appearance.
However, if you have poor skin elasticity or a significant amount of excess skin prior to the procedure, it is possible that you may still have some degree of saggy skin after chin liposuction. In these cases, additional procedures such as a neck lift or skin tightening treatments may be recommended to address the excess skin and achieve optimal results.
Can you shower after chin lipo?After chin liposuction, it is usually recommended to avoid showering or getting the treated area wet for at least 48 hours. This is to prevent the incision site from getting infected and ensure proper healing. Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions regarding when it is safe to shower, based on the extent of the procedure and your individual healing progress.
When you do shower, be sure to use lukewarm water and mild soap to avoid irritating the treated area. Do not scrub the treated area, but rather gently clean it using a soft cloth or your hand. Pat the area dry gently using a clean towel, avoiding any rubbing or pulling.
What are the risks associated with submental liposuction?Bleeding and infection are rare complications of neck liposuction. Both complications respond very well to timely treatment.
Will I need to wear a compression garment after chin lipo?Yes, wearing a compression garment after chin liposuction is typically recommended to aid in the healing process and optimize the results. A compression garment is a tight-fitting garment that provides gentle pressure to the treated area, minimising swelling and promoting proper skin contraction.
The compression garment is usually worn continuously for the first 1-2 weeks after the procedure and then intermittently for several weeks thereafter. The length of time the garment should be worn will vary based on individual healing progress and the recommendations of your surgeon.
It is important to wear the compression garment as directed to achieve the best results from your chin liposuction. The garment should fit snugly but not be too tight or uncomfortable. If you experience any discomfort or have concerns about the garment's fit, be sure to contact your surgeon for guidance.
Will I have scars after chin liposuction?Chin liposuction typically involves small incisions, which may result in minor scars. However, the incisions are typically made in discreet areas and are designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. Most patients find that any scarring fades over time and becomes barely noticeable. The length and appearance of scars can also be affected by individual factors such as skin type and healing ability. It's important to discuss any concerns about scarring with your surgeon during your consultation.
Can fat return after chin lipo?If a healthy lifestyle is maintained after chin liposuction, it is less likely that fat will return. However, if a patient gains a significant amount of weight after the procedure, fat can accumulate in the chin area again. It is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly to help maintain the results of chin liposuction.
What To Expect
The consultation for submental liposuction
When you have a consultation with an expert surgeon at Centre for Surgery, several measurements will be taken of the neck and chin area where fat is to be removed, and the soft tissue quality will be assessed.
Those with good skin elasticity will be good candidates for submental liposuction alone. Those with moderate to severe skin laxity may benefit from a surgical neck lift procedure. Your surgeon is skilled in all types of submental liposuction, including power-assisted liposuction, and the most appropriate choice will be made based on your physical examination. The surgeon will also give information on the location of the small incisions for the submental liposuction and whether the liposuction is to be combined with another procedure, such as a neck lift.
High-resolution photos will be taken; your surgeon may also use digital computer imaging. Your surgeon will discuss the important risks and potential complications of liposuction surgery and what you can expect in the postoperative period.
The surgeon will also take a full medical history, including previous operations, the current list of medicines taken, and any potential allergies. This information will be used to decide on your fitness for the chin liposuction procedure. If you are deemed a suitable candidate for neck liposuction surgery, then we recommend reflecting on all the information given. We always recommend a minimum of a '2-week cool-off period' to weigh up your options.
All our prospective patients are more than welcome to have as many follow-up consultations after their initial consultation to make sure you are fully empowered with all the information to make an informed decision for proceeding with chin liposuction surgery at Centre for Surgery.
Things to consider before having submental liposuction:
We believe that the best outcomes after submental liposuction surgery happen when patients choose the clinic and surgeon.
1. In deciding on the right clinic for you, always carry out extensive research and choose a well-established and reputable clinic. Centre for Surgery are specialist in liposuction and has been established for many years. Our patient coordinators and surgeons are here to answer any questions to empower you with the right information.
2. Your choice of surgeon should be based on their qualifications, experience and having a record of good patient feedback. You should know who you will be seeing before your consultation. At Centre for Surgery, our plastic & cosmetic surgeons are specially selected after a rigorous appointment process to ensure they have the right skill set to perform liposuction.
3. When choosing a cosmetic surgery procedure, you should not base your decision on price alone. It is important to make sure you are having treatment in a safe and regulated environment by staff who are both fully trained and caring to look after your needs – before, during and after your procedure.
4. Avoid clinics that offer a ‘hard-sell’. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Ask the surgeon what techniques will be used. Surgeons at Centre for Surgery perform all types of liposuction, including complex reconstructive surgery.
We believe patient safety and happy, satisfied patients are the bedrock of our reputation as an ethical cosmetic surgery provider. Our doctors are known for giving straightforward, honest advice, and you can be assured that your journey with Centre for Surgery will be a positive experience on the path to renewed self-confidence.
Before the consultation
Once you have decided that chin liposuction is right for you, our preoperative assessment team will be in contact to prepare you for surgery.
The following are recommended actions to take:
- For six weeks beforehand, it is highly recommended to stop smoking as active smoking is associated with several risks, including delayed wound healing, which could result in wound infection.
- You should also avoid aspirin and all medicines containing aspirin for at least one week before the liposuction procedure.
- For 6 hours before the liposuction procedure, you should refrain from eating any food or drink apart from sips of clear fluid (water and tea/coffee without added milk), which is allowed for up to 2 hours before the procedure.
On the day of your procedure
Please aim to arrive for your liposuction procedure at the confirmed time. One of our nursing team will admit you for the procedure and carry out several tasks, including checking your blood pressure and other vital signs, including pulse and temperature, and then changing you into single-use clinic wear. The anaesthetist will then come in to assess you to make sure you are fit for TIVA anaesthetic. You will be given several pre-medications, which your nurse gives to help your recovery after the liposuction procedure. You will then be seen by your surgeon, who will confirm the procedure, and you will sign the informed consent form. Skin marking and photos may be taken at this point.
Liposuction is a very commonly performed procedure at Centre for Surgery and is commonly carried out under local anaesthetic as a day case. TIVA general anaesthetic is an option if you wish to sleep for your procedure. The procedure takes approximately 1-1.5 hours to carry out. During liposuction surgery, your surgeon will make small incisions in the marked body areas. The fat tissue is surgically removed using specialised cannulas to contour the marked body areas before closing the skin with dissolvable sutures.
Once you have recovered from the anaesthetic, our nurses will closely monitor you for 1-3 hours afterwards to ensure you fully recover from the effects of the anaesthetic. You will be given a fruit juice drink or a hot drink as you prefer to build up your energy levels. Once you are assessed as fit for discharge, you will require a responsible adult escort to take you home in a car or taxi and look after you for at least 24 hours after surgery.
After your procedure
After your procedure, our dedicated postoperative support team are available round the clock to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our team will call you regularly for the first two weeks after your procedure to ensure your pain levels are well controlled and your healing is progressing as normal.
The recovery after chin liposuction is usually very straightforward, with minimal discomfort that can be effectively controlled with tablet painkillers. Most of our patients are very comfortable by the end of week 1. Your doctor may recommend approximately one week off work. You should minimise excessive physical activity for the first two weeks after surgery to help heal the incisions and reduce swelling.
You will be required to wear a supportive compression garment for the face and neck for six weeks to ensure optimal healing and that scars heal with the best results.
You will attend a postoperative check-up with one of our nursing team at 7-10 days to review your surgical wound sites and ensure proper healing. Recommendations on treatments for scar healing may be given for optimal cosmesis. At six weeks, you should begin to see your final results, and you will see your surgeon for a comprehensive review and make sure your results are in line with your expectations.