Liposuction Area Spotlight: The Chin

Can’t Get Rid of that Pesky “Double-Chin,” No Matter What You Do?

Our bodies are miraculous, living machines; they are strong, beautiful, and mostly adaptable. Unfortunately, sometimes patients find that no matter how much dedication they show to maintaining their health and well-being through diet and exercise, their bodies have certain areas that just won’t conform to their desired shape or slimness.

The chin is often one of these areas of the body that is unaffected by an eating or exercise regimen, as exercise cannot spot-target problem areas. Even if exercise could accomplish such a monumental task, there aren’t any effective chin exercises, as the muscles in this region do not gain strength or mass in the same manner as other muscles on your body. For many patients, this fact means that if they find their own chin unappealing in appearance, they can feel as though they’re stuck with a bodily nuisance.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way! As a fat-sculpting procedure, liposuction is designed specifically to aid in tapering the appearance of the chin and other problematic areas of the body that cannot be altered through exercise and dieting efforts. If you find yourself considering undergoing liposuction on your chin, read on to learn more about what you can expect from such a procedure.

Chin Sculpting by Liposuction

Patients who are already at a healthy weight—particularly if that patient is between twenty and early-fifties in age, with good skin elasticity—will find that having liposuction performed on their double-chins can refine the appearance of their neckline. Having good skin elasticity allows skin to look smooth and even in appearance post-liposuction, as the skin will contract more efficiently. Regretfully, liposuction has little to no effect on sagging skin, meaning that if a patient’s skin elasticity is not what it once was, the results might not fit their expectations.

Liposuction of the chin can be a quick procedure, and can even be performed using local anesthesia, as well as a maximum of one or two incisions made behind the ears or beneath the chin. The cosmetic surgeon inserts a small cannula, or tube used for liposuction, and removes the excess fat, contouring the chin in a way that appears completely natural.

After the procedure, most patients wear a chin strap for support, for approximately three or four days. Within one week, patients are normally able to return to work, and are able to return to their full range of normal activities after two weeks. It is common to experience swelling and bruising from the surgery, which often clears up within two weeks after the procedure.

Have More Questions about Chin Liposuction?

Contact Skin and Vein to set up a medical consultation with our team of dedicated, seasoned, and qualified cosmetic surgeons today! We’re here—and happy—to help answer your questions and address your concerns.

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