Chin liposuction or submental liposuction is an effective way to remove persistent pockets of fat beneath the chin also known as a double chin. Extra pockets of fat under the face can often dramatically change the appearance of the face. To give the face some extra definition and help to appear more youthful, you may wish to undertake chin liposuction.
Why should I have chin liposuction?
Sometimes, no matter how much exercise we do or how healthy we eat, we cannot shifts certain stubborn pockets of fat. This is often the case for excess fat beneath the chin. This area of excess fat is often very noticeable and cannot easily be covered up with clothing. Having chin liposuction allows you to regain your body image confidence and have a more defined jawline and neck.
Can I have chin liposuction?
You will be able to undergo chin liposuction at Centre for Surgery if you:
- Are over 18 years old
- Have excess fat beneath your chin which you have been unable to lose naturally
- Have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve
There is no upper age limit to chin liposuction. However, older patients may have more skin laxity and so may be better suited for a neck lift. Before undergoing chin liposuction, you will be required to attend a consultation with one of our surgeons. They can assess whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure or whether another surgery is more suitable.
If you have a BMI over 30 you may not be considered a suitable candidate for this procedure.
What does chin liposuction involve?
Chin liposuction will be performed using tumescent liposuction. This means that you will be awake during the procedure, but the tumescent anaesthetic will prevent you from feeling any pain or discomfort. Although most commonly carried out under a local anaesthetic, this procedure can be performed under a general anaesthetic if you do not wish to be awake. The chin lipo procedure will begin with the tumescent anaesthetic being injected. This will make the area swollen and firm. Next, the surgeon will make small incisions, which will take place under the chin or near the ears. This will ensure the incisions are not noticeable following the procedure. Small cannulas will be inserted through the incision which will allow for the fat to be removed. The area will then be covered with bandages. You will be able to return home the same day as your procedure.
What is the recovery like after chin lipo?
It is normal to experience some bruising and swelling following chin liposuction, particularly around the incision areas. If needed, you can place an ice pack on the area to help decrease swelling. You may find it necessary to take pain medication to help alleviate any symptoms.
You will be given a specialised compression garment which you will need to wear around your head. This will help to avoid fluid retention and keep the chin in the best shape possible during healing.
Call us today to book a consultation for chin liposuction.