Liposuction is renowned for slimming tummy bulges and “saddlebags,” but its ability to permanently eliminate excess fat under the chin is less well-known. A double chin, also known as submental fullness, can be frustrating, causing you to look heavier and older than you are. Fat deposits under the chin are especially hard to get rid of and don’t easily respond to a healthy diet and regular exercise.
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your double chin, don’t dismiss it as mere vanity! Eliminating excess fat and sculpting the area under your chin can translate to more confidence in your skin. In this blog post, we’ll explore how liposuction for your double chin works, what to expect from your results, and who is best suited for chin liposuction.
How Liposuction Can Eliminate Your Double Chin
During your liposuction procedure, the plastic surgeon will insert a cannula through a small incision in the skin, removing excess fat under your chin and along your upper neck. It’s important to choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who will take care to suction the right amount of fat from the right places, so the result looks natural and harmonious with the rest of your face.
Double chin liposuction is a relatively quick procedure, and most patients feel well enough to return to work after 3 to 5 days. You will experience some swelling and bruising during the first few days and will need to wear a compression strap around your jawline to help minimize fluid accumulation.
How Soon Can I See Results From My Double Chin Liposuction?
You will see some improvement in your chin area immediately after the procedure. However, the full results won’t be visible, as you will have some initial swelling and bruising. You will be happy to know that your liposuction results can last 10 years or more if you maintain a stable weight.
A healthy diet and consistent exercise will keep your body fat low and preserve your double chin liposuction results for as long as possible.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Double Chin Liposuction?
If you have stubborn fat deposits under your chin and your skin has good elasticity, you are probably a good candidate for liposuction. However, you should remember that liposuction can’t improve concerns such as sagging skin around your jaw. For more information about chin liposuction, read our previous blog that explores what liposuction can and can’t do.
For many people, a double chin isn’t their only concern. If you are frustrated by signs of aging in your lower face and want a more defined jawline, for example, you might consider pairing your liposuction treatment with a facelift.
A defined and sculpted chin can make you look years younger and increase your confidence. If you feel ready to explore your facial contouring options, such as chin liposuction, request a consultation or call us at (434) 924-1234 to schedule an appointment.