Treat Your Double Chin with Chin Lipo

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Double chin liposuction is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess fat under the chin (submentum), resulting in a more defined and contoured jawline and neck. At Ablavsky Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, one of the most rewarding procedures I perform is chin liposuction to treat a double chin. Men and women of all ages are bothered by the appearance of a double chin, and this simple surgical procedure can help reshape your face, jawline, and neck.

In this blog post, I will provide details on this popular procedure and share what it can do for you.

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Before & After Chin Liposuction
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Before & After Chin Liposuction
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Before & After Chin Liposuction

Double Chin Liposuction

A double chin can result from genetics, aging, or weight gain. Liposuction of the neck and chin is designed to remove excess fat from beneath the chin and improve the contour of the jawline and neck.

Ideal Candidates for Chin Liposuction

When diet and exercise fail to reshape your chin and jawline, chin liposuction may be the best choice for you. Ideal candidates for chin liposuction include:

  • Individuals with excess fat under the chin but good skin elasticity.
  • Those in good overall health, without any conditions that could impair healing or increase surgical risks.
  • Non-smokers, or those willing to quit before and after the procedure.
  • Individuals with realistic expectations about the outcomes.

What Is Chin Liposuction Like?

Before making the decision to perform surgery, I meet with each patient. During your consultation, I will discuss your concerns and perform an assessment of your skin to test elasticity and your medical history. Together, we will decide upon the appropriate treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

It is important to understand that chin liposuction only removes fat from the area. Patients with loose, sagging skin on their neck and chin will require additional skin tightening to achieve a lifted, tightened look.

A chin liposuction procedure involves the following steps:

  1. 1. Anesthesia: The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the liposuction and patient preference.
  2. 2. Incisions: Small incisions (typically 1cm) are made in inconspicuous areas, such as under the chin or behind the ears.
  3. 3. Removing unwanted fat: A thin cannula (a small, hollow tube) is inserted through the incisions. The surgeon uses the cannula to break up and suction out the excess fat, sculpting the area to achieve a more defined contour. Techniques may include traditional liposuction, tumescent liposuction (involving the injection of a solution to aid fat removal), or energy-assisted liposuction for additional skin tightening.
  4. 4. Closing Incisions: The small incisions are closed with sutures or left to heal naturally, depending on the size and location.

Is Chin Liposuction Worth It?

I have several satisfied patients who feel that chin liposuction is definitely worth is. Some of the benefits of chin liposuction include:

  • Enhanced Jawline and Neck Contour: Creates a more defined and youthful appearance.
  • Boosted Confidence: Many patients experience increased self-confidence and satisfaction with their appearance.
  • Minimally Invasive: Compared to more extensive surgical procedures, double chin liposuction is relatively minimally invasive with smaller incisions and shorter recovery times.

What Are the Risks of Chin Liposuction?

Double chin liposuction can be an effective solution for individuals looking to achieve a more defined and contoured jawline. However, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure the procedure aligns with your aesthetic goals and to understand the potential risks and benefits. Potential risks of chin liposuction include infection, bleeding, asymmetry at the treatment area, changes in skin sensation, and scarring.

Recovery from Chin Liposuction

After your liposuction procedure, I will apply a compression garment to minimize swelling and support the new contours during the initial healing phase. Recovery typically involves some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications.

Most patients can return to work and normal activities within a few days to a week, depending on the extent of the liposuction and the nature of their job. I recommend avoiding strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a few weeks.

After several weeks or months, swelling and bruising will gradually subside, revealing the final results.

I will schedule follow-up appointments with you to monitor your healing and ensure optimal results.

Enjoying Your New Look

After chin liposuction, you will see a more defined and youthful jawline and neck, with a reduction in the appearance of a double chin. To maintain your results, I recommend maintaining a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle.

How Long Does Chin Lipo Last?

Chin liposuction involves permanent fat removal, but it is possible to regain weight and develop a double chin again over time. To ensure your chin lipo results last for several years, I recommend the following:

  1. 1. Maintain a stable weight: Significant weight gain after the procedure can cause remaining fat cells in the treated area (and other parts of the body) to expand, potentially diminishing the results. Maintaining a stable weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise is crucial for long-lasting results.
  2. 2. Continue a healthy lifestyle: Adopting a healthy lifestyle, including a nutritious diet, regular physical activity, adequate hydration, and avoiding smoking, helps maintain the results and overall well-being.
  3. 3. Follow your surgeon’s instructions: Following post-operative care instructions from Dr, Ablavsky, such as wearing a compression garment and attending follow-up appointments, aids in proper healing and optimal results.

You can expect your chin liposuction results to last for several years, but it is importantto understand that natural aging processes affect skin elasticity and overall appearance. While liposuction removes fat, it does not prevent skin from losing elasticity over time. Good skin elasticity contributes to longer-lasting results, but the skin may sag with age.

How Much Is Double Chin Lipo in Texas? 

The cost of double chin liposuction at my San Antonio, TX plastic surgery practice generally ranges from $2,500 to $5,000. The exact price depends on several factors, including the surgeon’s expertise, the specific technique used, and the location of the surgery center.

Ablavsky Plastic Surgery provides you a fee quote at the time of your consultation. Your fee quote includes all visits, garments, as the facility and anesthesia fees.

Additional costs to consider might include pre-operative tests which may be covered by your insurance. Ablavsky Plastic Surgery offers financing options to help manage the cost for surgery, making the procedure more accessible​

Schedule Your Consultation

Men and women who are bothered by the appearance of a double chin often choose chin lipo. Schedule your consultation online or call Ablavsky Plastic Surgery in San Antonio at (210) 942-6672 to meet with me today to learn how chin liposuction can improve your facial contours.

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