What Is Submental Liposuction?
Submental liposuction helps tighten the muscles beneath the chin. By doing so, it minimizes the appearance of a double chin and improves the chin’s contour.
In many instances, chin liposuction may be performed in conjunction with a facelift, neck lift and/or chin implant. The combination of chin liposuction and a facelift, neck lift and/or chin implant can significantly enhance a patient’s overall facial appearance.
Dr. Azizzadeh will teach an individual about chin liposculpture as part of an initial consultation. He will address a person’s chin liposculpture concerns and questions and ensure he or she can establish realistic expectations for a chin liposculpture treatment.
Benefits of Chin Liposuction
Chin liposuction offers many benefits, including:
- Eliminates Double Chin: Chin liposuction offers a safe, proven treatment to eliminate a double chin.
- Enhances the Jawline: Thanks to chin liposuction, an individual can reap the benefits of a more defined jawline.
- Reduces Fat in the Neck: Double chin liposuction makes it simple for a person to minimize fat in the neck, creating a more natural transition from the neck to the jawline.
A facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Babak Azizzadeh will define the benefits of chin liposuction before treatment.
Does Submental Liposuction Remove Extra Skin from the Face and Neck?
With double chin surgery, an individual can remove chin fat and improve the appearance of the chin. Yet submental liposuction does not remove extra skin in the face. Thus, in some submental liposuction patients, a facelift or neck lift is sometimes used to tighten the facial skin.
How to Prepare for Submental Liposuction
Dr. Azizzadeh provides full details to help a patient prepare for submental liposuction. Oftentimes, Dr. Azizzadeh recommends a patient stop taking certain medications leading up to double chin surgery; he will make this recommendation if he believes these medications will interfere with a patient’s recovery timeline.
Dr. Azizzadeh also explains submental liposuction and all stages of the procedure before it is performed. That way, a patient knows exactly what to expect on the day of double chin surgery.
Chin Liposuction Before & After
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Recovery from Chin Liposuction
Bruising and swelling are common after double chin surgery. Meanwhile, most patients will be able to return to work one week following treatment.
After double chin liposuction, a patient will usually wear a head-wrap for about a week following surgery that keeps pressure under the chin. The head-wrap helps minimize chin swelling and ensures the skin will conform to the neck contour correctly. He or she should also try to remain elevated in an upright position in the days after surgery to speed up the healing process.
Dr. Azizzadeh and his staff will help a patient prepare for double chin liposuction recovery. The surgeon will offer expert support before, during and after double chin surgery to help a patient achieve his or her treatment goals.
Am I Candidate for Double Chin Surgery?
An individual who is concerned about excess skin and fat in the chin area may prove to be an ideal candidate for double chin surgery.
To determine if a patient is a good candidate for double chin surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh first requests a consultation. During a consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh examines a patient’s facial features and medical history and finds out why he or she is considering double chin surgery.
If Dr. Azizzadeh believes double chin surgery is the best facial rejuvenation option, he then crafts a custom treatment plan. Dr. Azizzadeh also responds to his patient’s double chin surgery concerns and questions to help this individual make an informed treatment decision.
Does Double Chin Surgery Deliver Long-Lasting Results?
Chin liposuction is designed to deliver long-term results, but how long these results last varies based on the individual. In many instances, the results of a chin liposuction procedure may last seven to 10 years. However, the aging process affects each person differently, and as a person gets older, the results of chin liposuction may gradually disappear.
Is Chin Liposuction Surgery Safe?
Like any surgery, there are risks associated with chin liposuction. These risks include:
Chin liposuction side effects are generally minimal due to the small incisions used during treatment. These side effects may last for a few days after treatment and disappear on their own.
Dr. Azizzadeh allocates significant time and resources to limit risk during chin liposuction surgery. He works diligently to safely perform a chin liposuction procedure. Dr. Azizzadeh also develops a custom treatment plan designed to help each chin liposuction patient accomplish the best-possible results – without putting his or her health in danger.
Does Chin Liposuction Hurt?
Chin liposuction is an outpatient procedure, and it typically does not require an overnight hospital stay. Patients often experience less pain during chin liposuction surgery than they would during other liposuction procedures. The chin liposuction recovery period is usually shorter than the recovery period associated with other liposuction surgeries, too.
Dr. Azizzadeh takes precautions to minimize pain during chin liposuction. He may use lidocaine to numb the treatment area prior to a chin liposuction procedure. Dr. Azizzadeh also injects a vasoconstrictor into a patient’s fat to limit pain and bleeding.
During a chin liposuction procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh makes small incisions into the treatment area. He next inserts a cannula into the incisions, and the cannula suctions out fat and fluid.
Pain after chin liposuction surgery generally subsides within a few days of surgery, and the overall recovery process lasts about one week. Dr. Azizzadeh monitors his patient’s progress following a chin liposuction procedure. He wants to ensure his patient can fully recover and minimize postoperative pain. Additionally, if a patient has any concerns or questions after a chin liposuction surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh is available to address them.
How Much Does Chin Liposuction Cost?
The cost of a chin liposuction surgery varies based on the surgeon’s expertise, where the procedure is performed and other factors. Dr. Azizzadeh outlines the costs of chin liposuction before surgery. This allows a patient to evaluate the costs of chin liposuction and plan accordingly
Why Do You Need an Expert Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon to Perform Submental Liposuction?
Complications can arise during double chin surgery, such as:
- Undertreatment: In some instances, submental liposuction enhances the neck line but does not improve the jawline’s definition as much as he or she hoped. When this occurs, a patient may need to undergo a second double chin surgery to achieve his or her desired results.
- Overtreatment: Skin dimpling and irregularity can occur if skin attaches to the underlying muscle during a double chin surgery.
- Seroma: A seroma, a collection of fluid that develops in the body, can form after submental liposuction.
The aforementioned complications can occur if submental liposuction is performed by an inexperienced surgeon. Fortunately, with double chin surgery performed by Dr. Azizzadeh, a patient can minimize his or her risk of complications.
Dr. Azizzadeh is committed to patient safety, and he has many years of submental liposuction experience. He recommends double chin surgery if he believes the procedure can be performed safely. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh crafts a personalized treatment plan designed to help a patient get the best results from submental liposuction.
Also, in the days and weeks following submental liposuction, Dr. Azizzadeh continues to monitor his patient’s progress. Dr. Azizzadeh requests regular check-ins to ensure that his patient can avoid complications. He is available to respond to a patient’s post-submental liposuction concerns and questions as well.
Chin Liposuction FAQ
Is chin liposuction a viable alternative to dieting and exercise to reduce or eliminate fat under the chin?
Although a low-calorie diet and regular exercise may help people look and feel healthy, fat can still accumulate under the chin, resulting in a double chin. Thanks to chin liposuction, people can correct a double chin and enhance their facial appearance.
Dr. Azizzadeh determines if chin liposuction is a safe and effective treatment for a patient. He thoroughly evaluates a patient and ensures the risks associated with chin liposuction are minimal. Only if Dr. Azizzadeh believes he can safely perform a double chin surgery will he recommend the procedure for his patient.
How is chin liposuction done?
Prior to a chin liposuction procedure, a surgeon examines a patient’s chin and neck and determines where a cannula used to remove excess fat will be inserted. Next, the patient’s skin is rinsed, and local anesthetic can be injected into the skin. The surgeon then makes several small incisions in the patient’s skin and inserts the cannula. He or she uses a back-and-forth or fanning motion to remove excess fat from the patient’s skin via the cannula. Finally, the surgeon ensures the patient’s chin appears smooth and aligns with the facial appearance, removes the cannula and applies bandages as needed.
What double chin reduction surgery alternatives are available?
Kybella is one of the top non-surgical alternatives to chin liposuction. This FDA-approved injectable has been shown to help patients dissolve fat under the chin.
Dr. Azizzadeh can evaluate a patient to determine if chin liposuction, Kybella, or other treatment options can be used to treat a double chin. He tailors treatment to his patient, and in doing so, helps each patient achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance.
How long does chin liposuction take to heal?
The full healing process after chin liposuction requires up to three months, with continuous improvement for up to one year after surgery. Most patients can return to work, school or other everyday activities within one to two weeks of a chin liposuction procedure, but they may need to avoid strenuous activity for up to six weeks following treatment. Meanwhile, patients sometimes experience swelling and discomfort in the neck and chin after chin liposuction surgery, but these issues usually subside within one to two days of treatment. A patient may also require drains to reduce blood and fluid buildup in the neck after chin liposuction surgery, and they may be removed within a few days of the procedure.
When can I shower after chin liposuction?
Chin liposuction patients can typically shower the day after surgery. If a patient is given a wrap to wear after chin liposuction surgery, he or she can temporarily remove it when showering.
How can I speed up my recovery from chin liposuction?
Dr. Azizzadeh provides full instructions for chin liposuction recovery, and these instructions should be followed to ensure a speedy recovery. In addition, if a chin liposuction has concerns or questions regarding chin liposuction recovery, Dr. Azizzadeh is available to respond to them.
How long after chin liposuction will I see results?
The results of chin liposuction surgery usually become transparent within about one week of treatment. Patients often find that the neck starts to appear more youthful and revitalized once bruising and swelling disappear after chin liposuction surgery.
Why do patients choose Dr. Azizzadeh for submental liposuction?
Trusting a standard facial plastic surgeon for double chin liposuction can be risky, due to the complexity of the procedure. However, Dr. Azizzadeh is a submental liposuction expert. He possesses in-depth knowledge of the head and neck and has performed many chin liposuction procedures to date. As such, Dr. Azizzadeh uses his knowledge and experience to ensure a patient can maximize their chin liposuction surgery results.
For patients who are considering submental liposuction or other facial rejuvenation procedures, a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh is ideal. This meeting allows Dr. Azizzadeh to analyze a patient and find out if chin liposuction can be beneficial. It also enables a patient to learn about double chin surgery and gain the insights necessary to decide if this treatment is right for him or her.
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