What Is Submental Liposuction?
Submental liposuction tightens 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 can be performed in conjunction with a facelift, neck lift and/or chin implant. The combination of chin liposuction with any of the aforementioned procedures can improve facial harmony.
Dr. Azizzadeh teaches a patient about chin liposculpture as part of an initial consultation. He addresses his patient’s chin liposculpture concerns and questions and ensures that he or she can establish realistic expectations for treatment.
Can Submental Liposuction Be Performed to Remove Extra Skin from the Face and Neck?
With double chin surgery, a patient 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 used to tighten the facial skin.
Why Do Patients Get Double Chin Removal Surgery?
Chin liposuction benefits include:
- Eliminates Double Chin: Chin liposuction offers a safe, proven treatment to eliminate a double chin.
- Enhances the Jawline: Thanks to chin liposculpture, a patient can make their jawline appear more defined.
- Reduces Fat in the Neck: Double chin surgery treats fat in the neck, creating a more natural transition from the neck to the jawline.
Dr. Azizzadeh explains the benefits of chin liposuction before treatment. He also shares chin liposuction before and after photos, so a patient can see how the treatment can revitalize the facial appearance.
What to Expect Before, During, and After a Chin Liposuction Procedure
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. Dr. Azizzadeh makes this recommendation if he believes one or more medications will interfere with a patient’s recovery timeline.
Other instructions that Dr. Azizzadeh provides help patients prepare for chin liposculpture include:
- Get a Medical Evaluation: A patient must meet with their doctor for a medical assessment and laboratory testing at least two weeks prior to treatment. This ensures that a patient is in good overall health for chin liposculpture.
- Make Work and Recovery Arrangements: Patients should notify their employer, school, or other parties that they will need time off to recover after their double chin removal surgery. They should also find a family member or friend who can take them to the surgery and/or provide support in the first few days after treatment.
- Avoid Smoking: Nicotine consumption can hamper wound healing following double chin surgery. Therefore, patients should avoid smoking for at least four weeks prior to treatment.
Dr. Azizzadeh recommends patients do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery. On the day of treatment, he recommends patients dress comfortably and avoid wearing makeup or jewelry. Dr. Azizzadeh recommends his patients remove all piercings before treatment as well.
A typical chin liposuction procedure requires one to two hours to complete. Chin liposuction is an outpatient procedure, and it usually does not require an overnight hospital stay.
During a chin liposculpture 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.
Bruising and swelling are common after surgery. These symptoms can temporarily cause the chin to appear larger than it did before treatment. However, the symptoms typically disappear on their own within a few days.
Patients can experience minor discomfort after chin liposculpture. To alleviate this issue, Dr. Azizzadeh may prescribe pain medication.
A patient will often require a head-wrap for about a week following surgery that keeps pressure under the chin. The head-wrap can reduce chin swelling and ensure the skin will conform to the neck contour correctly.
Dr. Azizzadeh offers other instructions to ensure that a patient heals correctly after chin liposculpture. These include:
- Apply Cold Compresses: A patient can apply a cold compress to the chin and neck area to alleviate post-surgery pain. In this instance, the patient can use a cold compress for 20 minutes at a time.
- Avoid Side-Sleeping: Patients should sleep on their back. When sleeping, they should use two to three pillows to keep their head elevated, which can reduce swelling.
- Avoid Baths and Hot Tubs: A patient can remove their head-wrap to wash their hair and face the day after surgery but avoid submerging their neck in water. Furthermore, patients should use a shower instead of a bath and hot tub for at least two weeks after surgery.
Most patients can return to work or school or resume their normal activities one week following treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh also remains accessible during the recovery period and can respond to any patient concerns and questions.
Are You a Good Candidate for Double Chin Surgery?
People who are concerned about excess skin and fat in the chin area may qualify for chin liposuction. To find out, a patient can meet with Dr. Azizzadeh in Beverly Hills or via a virtual consultation on Zoom.
Dr. Azizzadeh requests a consultation to determine if a patient is a good candidate for double chin surgery. The consultation allows Dr. Azizzadeh to examines a patient’s facial features and medical history. Dr. Azizzadeh also finds out why his patient is considering a double chin procedure.
If Dr. Azizzadeh believes a double chin procedure is the best facial rejuvenation option for his patient, he then crafts a custom treatment plan. Dr. Azizzadeh also responds to his patient’s surgery concerns and questions to help him or her make an informed treatment decision.
Does Double Chin Removal 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, treatment results can last seven to 10 years. However, the aging process affects each person differently. As a person gets older, the results of treatment can begin to 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.
Is Chin Liposuction Painful?
Patients often experience less pain during double chin removal surgery than they would during comparable procedures. The chin liposuction recovery period is usually shorter than the recovery period associated with other surgeries, too.
Dr. Azizzadeh takes precautions to minimize pain during a chin liposuction procedure. He may use lidocaine to numb the treatment area prior to treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh can also inject a vasoconstrictor into a patient’s fat to limit pain and bleeding.
Pain after surgery generally subsides within a few days of treatment, and the overall recovery process lasts about one week. Dr. Azizzadeh monitors his patient’s progress following treatment. He wants to ensure that his patient can fully recover and minimize postoperative pain. If a patient has any concerns or questions after a chin liposuction surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh is available to address them as well.
How Much Does a Chin Liposuction Procedure 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 all surgery costs before treatment. This allows a patient to evaluate the costs of treatment 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. When this occurs, a patient may need to undergo a second double chin surgery to achieve their desired results.
- Overtreatment: Skin dimpling and irregularity can occur if skin attaches to the underlying muscle during 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 their risk of complications.
Dr. Azizzadeh is committed to patient safety, and he has many years of submental liposuction experience. He recommends this surgery if he believes the procedure can be performed safely. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh crafts a personalized treatment plan to help his patient get the best results from submental liposuction.
Also, in the days and weeks following submental liposuction, Dr. Azizzadeh tracks his patient’s progress. Dr. Azizzadeh requests regular check-ins to ensure that his patient can avoid complications. He encourages patients to share their post-submental liposuction concerns and questions.
Chin Liposuction FAQs
Although a low-calorie diet and regular exercise can 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 liposculpture is a safe and effective treatment for a patient. He thoroughly evaluates a patient and ensures that the risks associated with treatment are minimal. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes he can safely perform the surgery, he will recommend it for his patient.
Prior to a chin liposuction procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh examines his 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. Dr. Azizzadeh then makes several small incisions in the patient’s skin and inserts the cannula. He uses a back-and-forth or fanning motion to remove excess fat from the patient’s skin via the cannula. Finally, Dr. Azizzaeh ensures that his patient’s chin appears smooth and aligns with the facial appearance, removes the cannula, and applies bandages as needed.
Non-surgical treatments can be used to improve the appearance of the chin without requiring a patient to go under the knife. These treatments tend to be more affordable than double chin surgery. Conversely, they deliver temporary results.
Dr. Azizzadeh can evaluate a patient to determine if chin liposuction or other treatment options can be used to treat a double chin. He tailors a treatment to his patient to help him or her achieve a balanced and natural-looking facial appearance.
The full healing process after chin liposculpture 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 seven to 14 days of a chin liposculpture 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 a few days of treatment. A patient may also require drains to reduce blood and fluid buildup in the neck after chin liposculpture surgery. These drains can be removed within a few days of the procedure.
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.
Dr. Azizzadeh provides full instructions for chin liposuction recovery, and these instructions should be followed to ensure a speedy recovery. In addition, if a patient has concerns or questions regarding the recovery process, Dr. Azizzadeh is available to respond to them.
The results of surgery usually start to appear within about one week of treatment. Patients often find that the neck begins to look more youthful and revitalized once bruising and swelling disappear after surgery.
Trusting a standard facial plastic surgeon for double chin liposuction can be risky, due to the complexity of the procedure. 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. Dr. Azizzadeh uses his knowledge and experience to ensure that a patient can maximize their 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.