Chin liposuction, also called double chin surgery, is a common cosmetic procedure for both men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of excess fat in their submental or double chin area. Excess fat in this area of the face is often caused by genetic and/or weight fluctuations and can therefore be difficult to address through diet and exercise alone.
Through chin liposuction, board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Waleed Ezzat, can help you achieve a smoother facial contour and profile by removing excess fat under your chin.
A double chin is one of the most common facial cosmetic concerns. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most difficult areas to address, as genetics often determine how much fat is naturally stored in the submental area. Chin liposuction offers a safe and effective solution to the dreaded double chin.
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When to Consider a Double Chin Surgery
You could be a good candidate for double chin surgery if you are in good physical and mental health and are bothered by the appearance of stubborn fat under your chin. Chin liposuction is not a weight loss solution, but rather a facial contouring tool that can be used to help enhance your fitness goals by removing excess fat in this exercise-resistant area of the face.
Before Your Chin Liposuction
Before your chin liposuction procedure, you will have the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Ezzat and discuss your specific goals and the details of your upcoming procedure. Dr. Ezzat will carefully listen to your needs and goals, as well as provide a physical evaluation to determine if you could be a good candidate for chin liposuction.
In some cases, chin liposuction may be combined with other facial cosmetic procedures such as chin augmentation, cheek reduction surgery or a neck lift.
Your Double Chin Surgery
Double chin surgery is typically performed using local anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure. Dr. Ezzat will begin by creating small incisions under your chin, through which a small, hollow tube called a cannula can be inserted. Using a suction device, targeted submental fat is removed through the tube, and the incisions are closed and dressed.
Your Chin Liposuction Recovery
Swelling, bruising and tenderness are common side effects immediately following your chin liposuction. However, these symptoms are usually easily managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication, ice packs and a special chin compression garment to help reduce swelling.
Most people are able to return to work and other daily activities within one week after chin liposuction, although everyone’s individual recovery timeline can vary. Avoid strenuous physical activity for several weeks after your double chin surgery to allow your body time to heal and minimize the risk of complications during the recovery process.
Your New Look
You should begin to notice a visible improvement in the contours of your chin around a few weeks after getting chin liposuction. Residual swelling should continue to diminish over the coming months, gradually revealing your final results.
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Chin Liposuction FAQ
How do I choose the best facial plastic surgeon for chin liposuction near me?
Start by searching for board-certified facial plastic surgeons near you who have ample experience performing facial plastic surgeries like chin liposuction. View before and after photos, read online client reviews and ask for word-of-mouth recommendations for chin liposuction plastic surgeons in your area. Finally, schedule a consultation with your top one or two picks to help you decide which facial plastic surgeon could be the best fit for you.
Does chin liposuction hurt?
For most people, chin liposuction is a relatively comfortable procedure with a fairly short recovery period. Discomfort and soreness can usually be managed with over-the-counter medications, ice packs and by following Dr. Ezzat’s specific recovery guidelines.