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Achieve a leaner chin with Chin Liposuction

Multiple factors, including genetics, weight gain, and aging, can contribute to the development of double chins, giving the patient an aesthetically displeasing profile and making them look older than they are. Fortunately, patients can rely on Chin Liposuction to address this issue and attain a neckline that is more reflective of their aesthetic ideals. This incredibly effective procedure involves the removal of excess fat cells from the neck, achieving long-lasting results by eliminating the root cause.

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What is Chin Liposuction?

Like all other forms of liposuction, Chin Liposuction relies on a suction method that removes excess fat from the region under the chin. The fat that accumulates in this area is also known as “submental fat.” This procedure is effective at removing fat from the neck and below the jawline, helping patients achieve sharper jawlines, eliminate their double chins, and achieve an overall thinner and healthier appearance. 

While many patients who struggle with submental fat try to address it through diet and exercise, many find that these interventions fall short of the goal. Chin liposuction is able to bridge the gap and bring patients closer to their ideal aesthetic. 

Before & After Chin Liposuction

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What are the benefits of Chin Liposuction?

  • Eliminates excess fat cells beneath the chin, resulting in a more defined and contoured neck
  • Achieves enduring outcomes, contributing to a sustained improvement in the chin's appearance
  • Addresses the root cause of a double chin, contributing to a more aesthetically pleasing facial profile
  • A relatively minimally invasive procedure that results in quicker recovery compared to more extensive surgeries
  • Makes patients look more youthful
  • Can be tailored to individual needs, ensuring a personalized approach to achieve the desired aesthetic results

Who is a candidate for Chin Liposuction?

Ideal candidates for chin liposuction are patients who are dealing with excess fat under the chin, giving them a “double chin” look. These individuals may have found that these layers of fat are unresponsive to traditional weight loss interventions, such as a healthy diet and exercise. Good candidates for the treatment are generally in good health, have realistic expectations for the treatment, and are able to maintain a stable weight. 

The procedure is suitable for patients who have fat deposits under the chin and relatively good skin elasticity. It is vital that patients consult with a practitioner who has experience in performing the procedure, as factors such as skin quality, overall health, and aesthetic goals need to be assessed properly. Patients will be expected to discuss their medical history, expectations, and concerns in order to create a treatment plan that can address their issues. 

What does the procedure entail?

Anesthesia

One of our experienced anesthesiologists will give the patient either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia to keep them comfortable throughout the treatment.

Incisions

Tiny incisions are made either under the chin or behind the earlobe, giving the cannula access to the under-chin region so that fat can be removed. 

Fat removal

The cannula is inserted into the treatment area to allow for the removal of fat deposits through suction. This leaves the patient with a more sculpted and contoured jawline. 

Incisions are sutured

The incisions are then closed with sutures, allowing for compression garments to be applied and the healing process to commence. 

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What is the recovery process like?

After chin liposuction, patients typically experience mild swelling and bruising, which diminishes within a week. Pain is usually minimal and can be managed with prescribed medications. Patients are fitted with a compression garment to reduce swelling and support the healing process. They can get back to light activities after a few days of rest and return to their usual routines after about a week. Strenuous exercise may be gradually reintroduced after a few weeks. The final results only become perceivable after the swelling has subsided, with the improved chin contours becoming more noticeable over time. 

Following all post-operative care instructions is vital for a smooth and successful recovery.

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Why choose Vivify?

At Vivify Plastic Surgery, patients experience the best in care from Dr. Dallas Buchanan, MD, FACS, and Dr. Michelle Buchanan, NP, APRN-C. They are distinguished by their extensive experience and a focus on natural, beautiful results, which have given them a reputation for precision and patient satisfaction. Always prioritizing their patients’ individual needs and aesthetic goals, their team combines expertise with innovative techniques for a safe and successful surgical experience. 

Contact us today to arrange a private consultation and begin your personalized aesthetic experience.

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