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A double chin can get in the way of having a sharp jawline. If you are trying to get rid of your double chin, and facial exercises aren’t helping, then a chin liposuction procedure may be the right fit for you.

What’s Chin Liposuction?

Chin liposuction is a minor cosmetic surgery procedure performed with the purpose of removing excess fat from the chin to give it a tighter and a much more defined appearance. The main aim of the double chin liposuction is to get rid of the double chin and leave behind a youthful appearing chin with a sharp jawline. 

The chin liposuction, also known as submental liposuction, is often performed simultaneously with other procedures to significantly enhance the appearance and aesthetics of the neck region. 

Who Can Have Chin Liposuction? 

Chin liposuction procedure is performed in a minimally invasive manner and is considered to be a minor procedure. The ideal candidate for the double chin liposuction procedure is someone who:

  • is a non-smoker
  • is physically and mentally fit
  • has a double chin that they are unhappy with
  • is aware of the side effects of the procedure
  • is undergoing the procedure for themselves, and not to fit into any trends. 

Chin Liposuction Treatment Duration  

The chin liposuction procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia meaning that you get to go home the same day. The procedure, when performed alone, can take anywhere between one to two hours. If performed with other procedures, the timing may vary but on average, it will take up to four hours. 

Chin Liposuction Side Effects & Risks 

Chin liposuction is a relatively safe procedure, especially when performed by a board-certified, specialist plastic surgeon. Most of the side effects of the procedure often resolve spontaneously and do not require medical intervention. These common side effects include:

  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Visible scarring
  • Nerve injury

Chin Liposuction Recovery Time

Chin liposuction recovery period is usually a week-long, averaging around three days. During the recovery period, it is recommended to wear a compression sleeve around the chin. This helps minimize swelling that may hide the results of the procedure. For the first two to three days, taking off from work and resting might be beneficial for a quicker recovery. 

Chin Liposuction Success Rate

Chin liposuction procedure has a success rate of 96% with most of the people who undergo the procedure satisfied with the results. The results become visible within a week, or earlier if the compression sleeve is used regularly. Not just that, these results last for up to seven years to ten years, which is quite a long time. 

All of these together are responsible for the high success rate of chin liposuction. Moreover, the double chin liposuction price is quite low as well, making it the procedure to get, over other chin surgeries. 

Chin Liposuction Alternative Treatments

The chin liposuction cost is one of the main factors that need to be considered when deciding to undergo the procedure. If the cost isn’t something you are comfortable with or you want more radical results that target the neck and chin together, then you can choose alternative treatment options such as:

How Is The Procedure Performed?

The chin liposuction procedure is performed under local anesthesia and it removes the fat from the submental region to highlight the jawline. After sufficient fat is removed and the results that you desire have been achieved, the surgeon will remove the cannula. This marks the end of the procedure. 

What does Chin Liposuction Involve?

A chin liposuction procedure involves a small incision around the chin for the insertion of a small cannula or a tube. This cannula is moved around to better reach stubborn fat accumulations in the chin and with some suction, this fat is almost completely sucked out. 

What Should I Expect After Chin Liposuction

It is important to go in for this procedure with all the facts. You should use the consultation period with your surgeon to ask questions about the procedure, potential side effects, and the skillset of the surgeon. Another important question to ask is what to expect after chin liposuction. 

The recovery period is short but there can be swelling and a mild level of discomfort that you need to be mindful of. The skin overlying the chin may feel extremely tight the first day after the procedure, but by day 3, it will relax and go back to its normal state. 

You should also have a loved one take care of you after the chin liposuction procedure, and have someone drive you back home. This way, you can focus completely on getting better and enjoying the results of your procedure. 

Things You Should Avoid Before Chin Liposuction Treatment

If you are on any current medications, you should inform your surgeon so they can either be stopped or the dosages can be altered. This is because certain medications increase the risk of complications during the post-op period. You should also quit smoking and abstain from drinking for at least 6 weeks and 2 weeks, respectively, before the surgery and a week after, to ensure the best results. 

FAQ

How long does chin liposuction last?

The chin liposuction procedure produces results that last for up to ten years. 

What are the side effects of chin liposuction?

There are no significant side effects of chin liposuction as most side effects will resolve spontaneously.

Does chin lipo grow back?

As the fat cells will be completely removed from the chin region, the double chin will not grow back.

How to sleep after chin liposuction?

You should sleep on your back, for the first three days at least, with your head elevated to a 30-degree angle. 

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