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Will Chin Liposuction Get Rid Of My Double Chin?


What Is Chin Liposuction?

Liposuction removes stubborn fat from specific areas of the body that diet and exercise fail to address, so being used to remove excess fat from the chin area is no surprise. 

Other popular liposuction areas are the stomach and arms. So what is liposuction of the chin and why is it so popular? Chin liposuction reshapes and contours the chin, neck, and jawline, resulting in a smoother, slimmer, more proportionate profile.

During submental liposuction, a cannula is placed in different areas of the chin through tiny incisions as a plastic surgeon gently and safely suction precise amounts of fat from isolated areas of the submental region. Combining a facelift and neck lift is common and can achieve more dramatic improvements in contour.

Will Chin Liposuction Get Rid Of My Double Chin?

Chin liposuction is the most common plastic surgery technique used to reduce the appearance of the double chin.

Alone chin liposuction is for patients concerned with excess fat beneath their chin. But when combined with a neck lift to remove unwanted fat, remove and tighten skin, and reposition the underlying muscles, complete recontouring is achieved.

If you have poor skin elasticity, we may recommend combining your chin liposuction with a neck lift for your double chin surgery to prevent sagging in the submental area.

Liposuction is not a weight loss solution but a contouring procedure to spot and reduce isolated areas of unwanted fat. Suppose weight loss is your ultimate goal rather than slimming down specific areas of fullness. In this case, we recommend initially trying traditional weight loss solutions such as a healthy diet and a consistent exercise routine. 

After reaching your ideal weight using traditional methods, chin lipo is an excellent way to sculpt and reveal the new contour you worked hard for by targeting the stubborn fat left behind. While diet and exercise can result in some reduction of submental fullness, it’s normal to have some left behind. Chin liposuction refines your weight loss results by slimming down those last remnants of your double chin.

Is Liposuction Under The Chin Worth It?

Some people are genetically predisposed to accumulate more fat beneath the chin and along the neck. Even thinner people have double chins because they naturally store more fat in this area, and no amount of exercise or strict diet can address it. Liposuction can permanently remove this unwanted fat that causes the appearance of a double chin by manually targeting and suctioning it.

According to RealSelf, 91% of over 500 patients consider neck liposuction to be worth it, with many sharing happiness over only having one chin instead of two, looking younger, and having a slimmer, more sculpted jawline, chin, and neck.

When genetics or the effects of weight fluctuations hinder achieving the contoured face and neck of your dreams, both chin and neck liposuction can help thin out this stubborn fullness. 

Benefits of chin liposuction include:

  • Permanent removal of excess fat beneath the chin that even diet and exercise fail to address
  • Creates a more sculpted chin and jawline to improve the appearance of your face and neck as a whole
  • Increases confidence
  • Results are permanent
  • It will leave minimal, virtually invisible scarring as it only requires a few small incisions
  • Quick recovery period
  • It may reduce your chances of ending up with bad skin laxity as you age because it removes excess fat that may eventually cause the skin to stretch if not removed
  • It can be an excellent add-on to a face and neck lift for more dramatic results

Am I A Candidate For Submental Liposuction?

If you are bothered by excess fat around your neck and chin and feel unhappy with the appearance of your jawline and neck due to this fullness, you are likely an excellent candidate for liposuction under the chin. You should schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in liposuction to ensure this procedure is for you and your goals.

According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, neck liposuction is ideal for people between 20 and 50 years old with good skin elasticity.

Ultimately, chin lipo is right for you if:

  • You have stubborn fat beneath your chin that doesn’t budge with diet, exercise, or other lifestyle changes
  • You are in good physical health
  • You have good skin elasticity
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You have realistic expectations of your results

How Long Does Liposuction Under The Chin Last?

Chin liposuction permanently destroys and removes fat cells to improve the contour of your face, chin, jawline, and neck.

As long as you take care of your skin and avoid weight fluctuations, you should enjoy your sculpted neck and chin without worrying about your double chin returning, according to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. We recommend exercising regularly, staying hydrated, and maintaining a nutritious diet for long-lasting results.

You must limit activity during the first week of your chin sculpting surgery recovery. You should feel back to normal within a week. Your surgical team may recommend wearing a compression garment around your chin and neck to minimize swelling and inflammation and help promote fast healing.

By the 6-week mark, you should be able to return to more strenuous activities and no longer need to wear your compression garments.

Ready to say hello to a slimmer chin, jawline, and neck and goodbye to that stubborn double chin? To determine if this facial contouring procedure works for you, request a consultation with Dr. David Liland in Dallas.