Posted January 20, 2022 in Liposuction
These days, everyone is all about a ‘snatched’ jawline and chin, and one of the easiest and most effective ways to get rid of unwanted fat under the chin is with chin liposuction. Suctioning out unwanted pockets of fat under the chin with liposuction can drastically improve the contour of the chin area to create more definition.
If every other option to get rid of fatty pockets under the chin has left you dissatisfied with the results, it’s time to consider chin liposuction and everything you need to know about the procedure. Chin liposuction is hands down the most reliable–and permanent–way to get rid of a double chin.
You don’t need to get general anesthesia if you don’t want it.
Unlike other larger areas of the body treated with liposuction to get rid of fat, chin liposuction hones in on a minimal area. It takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes on average. Because it is quick and a small treatment area, some patients prefer light sedation with local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia to help mitigate any discomfort and pain experienced during chin liposuction.
There will be a well-hidden scar.
Like all liposuction procedures, an incision point is necessary to remove unwanted fat. In the case of chin liposuction, the incision is often made under the jawline. Once the area has healed, the scar will be a faint little white line and only really visible when looking at the chin from the underside. Most patients say that their scar is barely visible after the procedure.
Skin quality affects the result.
To have a great result following chin liposuction, your surgeon will assess your skin quality and its elasticity. The more elastic the skin is, the better the results since the skin can ‘snap’ back into place. In patients with loose skin that desire chin liposuction, a neck lift may need to be performed during the procedure.
For those patients who are an ideal candidate, liposuction may be an option to help get rid of fat while simultaneously tightening up the skin under the jaw line.
Chin Liposuction recovery is relatively fast.
Remember, the area treated during chin liposuction is small, so the recovery period doesn’t last as long as when larger parts of the body are treated with liposuction.
It’s essential to keep the head elevated at all times–even when you sleep–to ensure a speedy recovery,
There will be some bruising and swelling, which is normal. Your surgeon will probably have you wear a compression garment chin strap in the weeks after your procedure, which helps to limit bruising and swelling in the area.
Bruising and swelling, which can sometimes feel lumpy, are most prominent in the first few days after surgery and should improve each day. Around day five, you should start to feel like yourself again. By the two- or three-week mark, most of the bruising and swelling should be gone.
Your surgeon may suggest a chin implant for additional balance and definition.
Adding a chin implant helps create more definition in the lower face in some patients. However, with less fat in the area due to liposuction, the chin may need to be built back up to have a pleasing defined contour.
Your new chin is noticeable right away.
After chin liposuction, your newly contoured chin can be seen immediately after surgery. However, what you see directly afterward is not your final result, as it takes time for the swelling to subside and for the chin to take its final shape. Some patients say it takes a few months for the result to appear fully.