Chin liposuction, also called submental liposuction or “chin lipo,” a plastic surgery procedure uses a thin tube (known as a cannula) to suction excess fat from the chin, neck, and jowls. Chin liposuction is a great procedure to get rid of a double chin and enhance an individual’s overall facial appearance.
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.
Preparation prior to surgery:
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery. Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
Types of anesthesia use:
Local Anesthetic (while you are awake)
It depends on your preferences as well as your surgeon’s. Chin augmentation can be performed on an
outpatient basis, in the hospital, or in an ambulatory surgical suite.
Chin Liposuction surgery may take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
During the procedure:
Chin liposuction is easily performed in the office with local anesthesia. The procedure itself is very quick and easy, taking about 30 minutes or so. The area is numbed up with local anesthesia and then handheld liposuction is performed. Once the fat is removed, you are left with a contoured and defined jawline.
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.
Risks And Complications:
There are minimal risks and side effects to this procedure. Bruising and swelling are normal with any procedure. Risk of bleeding and infection are very minimal. You can experience numbness in the area, but normal sensation should return as your nerves recover after surgery.