The face is the most noticeable part of the body and this is why chin problems like sagging chins or double chins are hard to ignore. Double chins are caused by fat deposits which unfortunately are practically impossible to lose with exercise. Chin liposuction is an effective procedure to treat this concern.
Chin liposuction eliminates excess fat from the area under the chin by suction. Today’s chin liposuction surgeons make use of very small surgical instruments allowing them to perform the procedure with only small incisions on the skin. The surgeon also uses a tiny tube instrument called a cannula to break up fat layers and suction out the fat. The small surgical cuts are concealed by the jaw and heal much faster with very little or no scarring.
Chin liposuction surgeons often use the tumescent technique in which the surgeon injects a solution of local anesthesia and the drug epinephrine to help control bleeding during the surgery and reduce trauma to the tissues. Your surgeon may also use ultrasound-assisted liposuction which utilizes ultrasonic frequencies to break down fat.
Usually, only local anesthesia is used in chin liposuction, so patients are alert but comfortable during the surgery and are able to return home afterward. Chin liposuction should be performed in a certified surgical office, facility, or hospital. Make sure you choose a reputable and licensed chin liposuction surgeon.
After chin liposuction, you will wear a special tight garment that provides light compression to the treated area for a few days. Post-surgery side effects such as swelling and bruising will only be minimal. You will be able to perform light to moderate work and even return to your office in as short as three days following surgery.
Chin liposuction is a simple surgical procedure that has the following advantages:
1. Less invasive than other similar procedures.
2. It has a shorter operating time about approximately an hour.
3. It is faster to recover from.
4. It is relatively more affordable. Typically, the cost of a chin liposuction procedure varies from $2,000 to $5,000.
While only a small volume of fat is removed in chin liposuction, its effect can significantly change the way you look. Not only does it get rid of the excess fat in the chin, but it also tightens the skin in this area, making you look younger or as if you have lost weight.
With its advantages, many consider chin liposuction a great alternative to facelifts. Chin augmentation and chin lifts are other procedures that are done along with it. Schedule a consultation with a board-certified liposuction surgeon or specialist to learn if a chin liposuction suits you.