Chin Liposuction

As you age, it’s common for skin to loosen and fat deposits to build up in the chin area. This double chin effect is usually caused by a combination of aging and genetics, and it can happen to anyone, no matter their weight. While a double chin is a common occurrence, it can greatly affect your self-confidence and the way you see yourself.

Fortunately, chin liposuction is a very simple in-office procedure that can be used to sculpt and shape your jawline. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and only takes about 30 minutes to complete! Take a look at our double chin surgery before and after photos to see some of the amazing results liposuction can achieve.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of chin liposuction. Afterward, schedule your no-pressure consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.

What is Double Chin Removal Surgery?

Chin liposuction, also known as submental liposuction, is performed in order to contour the jawline and get rid of excess fat or the dreaded “double chin.” Many people have unwanted fat in this area, and liposuction can create a sculpted, more defined jawline. This procedure is low-commitment and can be performed by handheld liposuction techniques in the office, using only local anesthesia.

We may also use, Kybella™, submentoplasty, a facelift, or a neck lift to help you achieve the results you’re looking for. The most well-known alternative is Kybella™. Kybella™ is an injection that can dissolve subcutaneous fat and is approved for use in the submental area.

This method does require a few treatments spaced apart and has a similar downtime to liposuction. If you aren’t sure which method is best for you, we would be happy to discuss your options during your consultation.

Benefits of Double Chin Removal in Chicago

Double chin liposuction provides many benefits including a more sculpted jawline, a slimmer appearance, and boosted self-confidence. Best of all, this procedure permanently removes fat cells, meaning your double chin will not return as long as you keep a stable weight.

How Does Chin Liposuction Work?

We make a small incision under the chin and use a cannula to perform handheld liposuction, which removes unwanted fat from this area. The area is numbed prior to performing liposuction. Many times, the skin will contract and tighten as well, leaving a more contoured defined jawline.

Am I A Good Candidate?

If you have excess fat under your chin or aren’t pleased with your jawline, you could be a good candidate for submental liposuction. With in-office chin liposuction, we are able to target the subcutaneous fat of the chin and jawline. Although liposuction does not primarily tighten skin, it can tighten the skin in this area as a secondary effect. However, some patients may require skin tightening if the skin is too loose. We highly recommend scheduling an in-person consultation to discuss if you are a good candidate.

What to Expect From the Procedure?

Chin liposuction is easily performed in-office with local anesthesia. The procedure itself is very quick and easy, taking about 30 minutes or so. The area is numbed up with local anesthesia and then handheld liposuction is performed. Once the fat is removed, you are left with a contoured and defined jawline.

How is Recovery?

You will leave our clinic with a compression wrap. We recommend wearing a compression garment around the clock for the first 5-7 days. You may have some tenderness througout the treatment area that can be controlled with over the counter Ibuprofen and/or Tylenol. Bruising and swelling commonly decreases over the first week.

Typically, you will see results as soon as the bruising and swelling resolve. As a general rule, we like to wait about 3 months to make final judgments on the result. If you have any concerns about potential side effects, talk to your doctor during your consultation.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

Schedule Your Initial Consultation

Learn more about chin liposuction during your initial consultation at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery. Our doctors are committed to patient education, and we work with you to determine which procedures and techniques will best help you achieve your goals.

We want you to feel excited about the future and confident with your decision to move forward with treatment. When you’re ready to learn more about your options, simply call (312) 266-6240 or reach out online to schedule your consultation.

Chin Liposuction FAQs

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How long will chin liposuction results last?

Liposuction results are essentially permanent. We are born with a set number of fat cells, and once these fat cells are removed from this area, you will likely not gain as much weight in this area. However, not every cell is removed, so an excessive fluctuation in weight changes following the procedure may influence the results.

There are minimal risks and side effects to this procedure. Bruising and swelling are normal with any procedure. Risk of bleeding and infection are very minimal. You can experience numbness in the area, but normal sensation should return as your nerves recover after surgery.

The downtime for this procedure is generally minimal, especially when it is performed in the office under local anesthesia. Because the handheld liposuction technique is gentle, the bruising and swelling are less severe than other forms of liposuction. You should expect some bruising and swelling over the first few days, but the majority of this should dissolve over the next few weeks. Immediately after the procedure you will likely leave wrapped up in an ACE wrap to provide some support and compression to the area. This can help reduce the swelling quicker, and most will find it comfortable to wear for the first few days. After a few days, the bruising and swelling should be minimal enough that no one else will notice you had something done.

You may have some improvement of your profile with chin liposuction. However, some patients may have more dramatic results with combining chin liposuction and a chin implant.

Chin liposuction is our most popular in office procedure that is done under local anesthesia.

Yes! Chin liposuction is most commonly combined with our non-surgical skin tightening modality, FaceTite by InmodeAesthetics. There are other procedures you can combine chin liposuction with that can be further discussed during your consultation.

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