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What Is Chin Liposuction? A Complete Guide to Liposuction for Your Chin

Are you interested in learning about chin liposuction and how it can benefit you?

This is because of how small and minimal the incisions are. Chin liposuction is also less painful compared to other liposuction procedures.

If you’ve been considering taking the steps toward a more beautiful YOU, we’ve got a complete guide so you can make a fully informed decision.

What Is Chin Liposuction?

Chin liposuction helps tighten and sculpt the muscles beneath the chin. This procedure improves the chin’s contour and minimizes the appearance of a double chin.

Chin liposuction is often performed together with a neck lift, facelift, and/or chin implant. The combination of these three procedures can enhance a patient’s facial appearance.

Double Board-Certified, Atlanta area plastic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker will walk you through the process of chin liposculpture as part of your first consultation. She can address your concerns and questions and ensure realistic expectations for your treatment.

The Benefits of Chin Liposuction

A board-certified and experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker can explain more about the benefits of chin liposuction before treatment.

These are some of the many benefits:

  • Minimizes double chin: Chin liposuction is a safe and proven way to get rid of the appearance of a double chin.
  • Enhances and contours the jawline: Thanks to chin liposuction, you can expect a more sculpted and defined jawline.
  • Minimizes fat in the neck: Double chin liposuction makes it easy for an individual to reduce fat in the neck. It creates a less dramatic and more natural transition from your neck to your jawline.

The Importance of an Experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon

Sometimes complications can arise during chin liposuction, such as:

  • Overtreatment: Irregularity and skin dimpling can occur if skin attaches to the underlying muscle during chin liposuction.
  • Undertreatment: In some cases, chin liposuction enhances the neckline but does not improve the patient’s jawline definition as much as they hoped. When this happens, a patient may need to undergo a second chin liposuction to achieve his or her desired results.
  • Seroma: A seroma, or a collection of fluid that builds up under the surface of your skin, can form after chin liposuction.

Dr. Elizabeth is committed to the safety of every patient, and she has many years of chin liposuction experience. She will only recommend chin liposuction if she believes the procedure can be performed safely.

Dr. Elizabeth also creates personalized treatment plans. These plans help each patient achieve the best results from chin liposuction.

In the days and weeks following chin liposuction, Dr. Elizabeth continues to watch her patient’s progress. Dr. Elizabeth requests regular post-treatment check-ins to ensure that her patient avoids complications.

She is also available to respond to a patient’s post-treatment chin liposuction questions and concerns as well.

You can take a look at our Before and After Gallery for visual evidence of Dr. Elizabeth’s experience.

Will Submental or Chin Liposuction Remove Extra Skin from the Face and Neck?

With surgery targeted for a double chin, chin fat is removed to improve the appearance of the chin. Submental liposuction does involve removing extra skin in the face.

Submental liposuction patients often opt to also proceed with a facelift or neck lift to tighten the facial skin.

How Do I Prepare for Chin Liposuction?

Your surgeon will provide you the full details to help you as a patient prepare for chin liposuction. It is recommended that a patient stop taking certain medications leading up to double chin surgery. Your surgeon will make this recommendation if he or she believes these medications will interfere with your recovery.

Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker also explains chin liposuction in-depth and all stages of the procedure before it is performed. That way, you know exactly what to expect on the day of your surgery.

Chin Liposuction Procedure

Chin liposuction is a procedure that is almost “incision-less.” Your surgeon creates access points under your chin and at the base of the earlobe as well for contouring of the jawline.

The laser fiber allows Dr. Elizabeth to target the smaller volumes of excess skin or fat under your chin. This tightens the loose skin and breaks up the fat. This leads to smaller incisions as well as resulting scars and minimizes swelling and bruising.

Am I a Candidate for Chin Liposuction?

Any individual concerned about excess fat or skin in the chin area may be an ideal candidate for chin liposuction.

It is best to schedule an appointment with Dr. Elizabeth to find out. During an initial consultation, she will go over your medical history and examine your facial features. She will then find out why the patient wants chin liposuction.

If Dr. Elizabeth believes chin liposuction is the best option for the patient, she will then create a custom treatment plan. Dr. Elizabeth also responds to her patient’s chin liposuction questions and concerns. Doing so helps and ensures the patient makes an informed treatment decision.

Does Chin Liposuction Deliver Long-Lasting Results?

Yes. Chin liposuction is designed to deliver long-lasting results, but how long these results last will vary based on the patient. In many cases, the results of a chin liposuction procedure may last seven to ten years!

Keep in mind; the aging process affects each and every person differently. As a person ages and gets older, the results of chin liposuction may gradually disappear.

Is Chin Liposuction Surgery Safe?

Just like with any other surgery, there are certain risks associated with chin liposuction. These risks include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Fever

Chin liposuction side effects are often minimal due to the small incisions used during the procedure. Some side effects may last for a few days post-treatment and gradually disappear on their own.

How Much Does Chin Liposuction Cost?

The cost of a chin liposuction procedure varies based on many things. These factors include the surgeon’s experience, expertise, where the surgery is performed. Dr. Elizabeth outlines and goes over the costs of chin liposuction during the initial consultation.

This transparency allows a patient to evaluate the costs of chin liposuction and plan accordingly.

Chin Liposuction FAQ

How is chin liposuction done?

Chin liposuction is a procedure that is almost “incision-less.” Access points are created under your chin and at the base of the earlobe as well for contouring of the jawline.

The laser fiber allows Dr. Elizabeth to accurately target the smaller volumes of excess skin or fat under your chin, both tightening the loose skin and breaking up the fay. This leads to smaller incisions as well as resulting scars and minimizes swelling and bruising.

When and can I shower after chin liposuction?

Chin liposuction patients are often able to shower the day after surgery. A patient is given a protective wrap to wear after their procedure. He or she can remove it while showering.

How do I speed up my recovery from chin liposuction?

Dr. Elizabeth provides full instructions for chin liposuction recovery. Her instructions should be followed to ensure a swift recovery. If a patient has questions or concerns about their chin liposuction recovery, Dr. Elizabeth is available to respond to them.

How long after chin liposuction will I see results?

The results of chin liposuction surgery become noticeable within one week of treatment. Patients often find that their neck starts to look more youthful and sculpted once swelling and bruising disappear after their chin liposuction surgery.

Is chin liposuction a better alternative to dieting and exercise to reduce or get rid of fat under the chin?

Regular exercise and a low-calorie diet is a great way to help people look and feel more healthy. Though, fat can still accumulate under the chin, resulting in a double chin. Thanks to chin liposuction, people can get rid of a double chin and enhance their facial appearance.

Why do patients choose Dr. Elizabeth of Atlanta Face and Body for chin liposuction?

Atlanta Face and Body Center is accredited by the AAAHC Inc (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care). This is because of our high quality of care and substantial compliance.

Trusting an inexperienced facial plastic surgeon for chin liposuction can be risky. This is because of the complexity of the procedure. Dr. Elizabeth is an experienced chin liposuction expert. She is board-certified and has performed many chin liposuction procedures to date.

If you want to learn more about Dr. Elizabeth’s educational background, credentials, and awards, you can learn more here.

Our practice prioritizes every aspect of your comfort, convenience, and privacy in mind. For patients traveling from out of town, we have special rates at local hotels as close as a block away. Many offer shuttle service and can arrange your stay prior and after your procedure.

Schedule A Consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Today!

If you were wondering about chin liposuction and how it can benefit you, we hope our guide offered some insight.

If you’re ready to take the next steps toward a more natural and a more beautiful YOU, schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth today to make a fully informed decision.

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