Why liposuction may be your solution for excess chin and neck fat.
Do you ever feel uncomfortable with hanging fat creating the appearance of a “double chin?” We often have patients complain that loose or excess fat along the neck and chin is poses a distraction from their otherwise attractive facial features. The “double chin” is taking all the attention away from the parts of their face they love. At TCSC, we find that neck contouring surgery allows patients to reimagine their silhouette—creating a new shape by sculpting away a double chin.
How does liposuction for a double chin work?
If you have excess fat under your chin, liposuction is a great option to precisely target this stubborn fat for a smoother, more streamlined appearance. During the procedure, the surgeons will continually monitor the fat removal to create the most beautiful, defined jawline for your unique proportions. The exact surgical procedure will depend on the amount of excess fat, but generally, one or two small incisions are made underneath the chin and along the hairline—and a cannula is inserted to remove excess fat and sculpt the neck. Our plastic surgeons will discuss your goals with you, prior to the surgery, and fully explain the process.
What is the recovery like?
After surgery, most patients experience swelling and minor bruising. Compression garments can help minimize the swelling while also promoting healing.The swelling usually begins to subside a week or so after surgery, while the bruising can last a few weeks. Pain can be controlled with oral medication and the clinic staff will educate you on how to change and care for your incision dressings. Typically, about 3 to 5 days after surgery, you will be able to return to your normal everyday activities as you are able to tolerate.
Liposuction improves your body’s contours and can help remove localized fat that is difficult or impossible to target with exercise alone. By streamlining the appearance of the chin, patients often appear to have lost weight and return to their daily lives looking fresh and youthful. Some patients even combine liposuction for a double chin with other procedures (such as ThermiTight®, pictured below) eliminating the need for multiple recovery periods and creating a beautiful result.
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