Reduce your double chin with submental liposuction at SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, VA
Even with proper diet and exercise, many people discover that they still have a pronounced double chin. Facial features are genetic, and if a double chin runs in the family, chances are you will have one too. At SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, our surgeons offer submental liposuction to improve the appearance of your chin and nick permanently. Learn more about submental liposuction and if it is a viable option for you.
Chin liposuction or submental liposuction is a safe, effective procedure that removes excess fat underneath the chin area. However, unwanted fat under the chin is often frustrating because there are no specific exercises to eliminate this stubborn fat.
Even for those people who are naturally slender, unwanted fat under the chin resists diet and exercise, which is why chin liposuction may be an ideal solution. Learn more about your submental liposuction options with a consultation at SJ Plastic Surgery.
Submental Liposuction is one of the quickest approaches to remove unwanted fat from the double chin and yield dramatic results. In most cases, the procedure takes only 30 minutes to one hour to visibly reduce the appearance of fat below the chin. However, you need to wear a chin strap for up to two weeks to reduce swelling and fluid buildup.
It is essential to have enough skin elasticity for submental liposuction to heal and bounce back to your new contoured shape. However, for older patients, additional procedures may be needed to remove excess skin, such as a neck lift. Your surgeon at SJ Plastic Surgery will assess whether you have enough skin elasticity to yield a good result.
Your chin liposuction is an outpatient procedure and is performed either awake with numbing medication or under sedation. Once the treated area is numb, your surgeon will make small incisions under your chin and, in some cases, behind your ears. Then a small cannula is inserted, which is attached to a vacuum-like device to break up and remove the fat. Once your chin and upper neck area are reshaped and contoured, the incisions are closed with one or two stitches.
At the end of your surgery, the doctor attaches a supportive chin strap to keep the skin taut while it heals. You must wear your chin strap for the allotted time frame for optimal healing; You will want to refrain from any strenuous activity for the following two weeks to avoid additional swelling. You will also want to sleep with your head elevated. However, your doctor may recommend lying flat with a small neck pillow may help to reduce swelling and expedite your recovery. Your results are immediate, but it may take a few months for your new jawline to fully emerge. The ever-slight swelling continues to subside even months later. You can expect long-lasting results as long as you maintain your weight. Keep in mind, the skin under your chin will gradually age, but this is not something you have to worry about for some time.
It is so vital to have an experienced and knowledgeable plastic surgeon to guide you through your aesthetic journey.
At SJ Plastic Surgery, our surgeons are board-certified and work with each patient to devise a personalized treatment plan. Learn more about submental liposuction for your chin and upper neck by scheduling a consultation today.
You won’t be in any pain during your procedure. However, during your recovery, you may experience some mild discomfort which can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter medication to keep you comfortable.
Submental liposuction is a safe and effective procedure for your chin and upper neck. However, some risks include facial numbness, nerve damage, or asymmetry. These complications are rare, which is why it is vital to use an experienced and board-certified surgeon like our doctors at SJ Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
During your consultation, your doctor will discuss all of your options, including non-surgical correction with Kybella and CoolMini. Since both of these options may require multiple treatment sessions to achieve similar results to submental liposuction, these options will not be available at SJ Plastic Surgery.
The cost of submental liposuction can vary depending on your aesthetic needs. In addition, chin liposuction can be combined with other procedures such as a rhinoplasty.
Medical insurance does not cover chin liposuction because it is an elective procedure. However, SJ Plastic Surgery offers payment and financing options for your convenience.
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