NYC Chin Liposuction
If you’re concerned with excess fat on your neck or lower jaw, chin liposuction may be able to help give you that chiseled jawline you’ve always wanted. Chin liposuction (submental liposuction) can radically improve jaw and chin contours without causing noticeable scarring. The procedure can be done in under an hour and causes minimal downtime, and the recovery has only minimal discomfort.
Patients who are naturally slim or work hard to get the body they desire can still have a hard time removing unwanted fat under the chin. Even fit and healthy people can have a double chin, giving the illusion they’re heavier than they are. Dr. Smith will help you determine if chin liposuction will provide you with the neck and jawline contour you desire.
What is Chin Liposuction?
Many patients rely on chin liposuction to achieve a more chiseled jawline, remove a double chin, and contour their face to appear slimmer. The procedure is usually done in our private in-office surgical suite. Dr. Smith uses the latest chin liposuction techniques, including FaceTite and VASER lipo where appropriate. FaceTite uses radiofrequency energy to build collagen and naturally restore skin elasticity and tighten tissue. VASER uses ultrasonic vibrations to help break up the fat, making it easier to remove. The heat generated by VASER ultrasound also produces skin tightening. . Dr. Smith delicately rids your chin and neck area of unwanted fat to create a more defined neck contour and jawline definition.
Chin Liposuction Procedure - What to expect?
Dr. Smith performs the procedure right in our NYC office. For most patients, chin liposuction takes less than an hour. Dr. Smith will apply local anesthesia to numb the area thoroughly. He makes tiny incisions that are only about one-eighth of an inch long under your chin. Using the cannula (a slim suction tube), he delicately brakes up and removes excess fat to contour your neck and remove the layer of fat responsible for a double chin. The small incisions will be closed with one or two stitches.
Chin liposuction is a same-day procedure, meaning you’ll be sent home within a couple of hours. Usually, Dr. Smith will keep chin liposuction patients for a short observation period after the procedure to ensure they can return home safely. You will be sent home with care instructions for your incisions and a supportive chin strap to hold your skin taut during the healing process. Expect to wear the compression garment around your head for the first 48 hours after the procedure. Dr. Smith will go over all of the post-op care instructions with you. You may notice some bruising or swelling; this is completely normal and usually fades quickly.
We ask that you have someone there to drive you home as you may be groggy after the procedure. This is to ensure your safety and that of those around you on the road.
Chin Liposuction Recovery & Results
Dr. Smith usually recommends that chin lipo patients plan to take two days off of work to rest and allow the body to heal properly. Many patients choose to have this procedure on a Friday so they can be back at work on Monday. For the first few days after the procedure, it’s best to take it easy. Avoid working out or excess physical activity. Vigorous movements can cause more swelling. Keep in mind that some swelling is perfectly normal and will resolve on its own. While pain following the procedure should be minimal, some patients choose to take pain medication for the first couple of days after the procedure.
After your chin lipo procedure with Dr. Smith, you’ll be able to notice early changes after 1-2 weeks, like less of a double chin. You should expect to see full results after a few months. As the body starts to reduce its swelling, your new jawline will begin to fully emerge. While healing varies from person to person, most swelling is gone by about 3 months, and final results generally become visible at 3 to 6 months after the procedure.
How Long Does Chin Lipo Last?
Chin lipo has consistent long-term results. Maintaining a steady weight and living a healthy lifestyle can help keep maintain your new jawline. Good skin elasticity will also help preserve your results for years to come. If loose skin is an issue, Dr. Smith will discuss skin tightening options like FaceTite or AccuTite that can be performed at the same time as your chin lipo procedure.
What to expect after chin liposuction?
You will have mild soreness that is dramatically improved after 2-3 days. Swelling during the first week may prevent you from seeing much of a change, but by week 2 your results will begin to appear.
How painful is chin liposuction?
Most people compare the pain after chin liposuction to mild cramping. This is not severe pain. Some temporary numbness of the treatment area is also normal.
Can I sleep on my side after chin lipo?
Yes, you can sleep in any position that is most comfortable after chin liposuction. There is very little you can do to harm your results after this procedure if you maintain your diet and exercise habits.
Will my double chin come back after lipo?
In general, no. If you maintain your weight after chin lipo, you should have a more or less permanent volume reduction in the treatment area. If you gain significant weight after chin liposuction, you will deposit more fat everywhere on your body, but less so in the treatment area as the majority of the fat cells will have been removed by the liposuction procedure.