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Struggling to slim down that pesky double chin? It happens to the best of us, even despite a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise. Submental fat, the stubborn fat that sits along the chin and jawline, could be extremely difficult to lose and may be caused by uncontrollable factors, such as age or genetics. Submental or facial liposuction can help reduce the problem fat to give you the refined facial contours you desire.
Who Should Consider Submental Liposuction?
Submental liposuction is not to be used as an alternative to diet and exercise or an end-all answer for obesity. The best candidates for submental liposuction are those who are healthy and close to their ideal weight. This facial liposuction procedure targets the chin and neck fat that often causes the appearance of a double chin, providing patients with a healthier, more youthful appearance.
What to Expect from Your Submental Liposuction
During your consultation, one of our board certified plastic surgeons will listen to your unique expectations and analyze your condition to determine if facial liposuction is the right option for you. Patients with smaller amounts of submental fat may also consider a non-surgical option, such as Kybella™.
A small incision is made near the treatment site below the chin to access the underlying fat. A thin cannula is then inserted through the incision and into the layer of fat to remove the problem fat cells from the body. Our surgeons are trained in performing facial liposuction to achieve well-balanced and natural-looking outcomes.
After Your Submental Liposuction
There is a short recovery period of about a week following submental liposuction; however, bruising and swelling will take some time to completely dissipate. Most patients will only need to take three to five days off work before they feel well and comfortable enough to return.
Once your face is fully healed, you will be able to look in the mirror and see the final results of your surgery. The results of this surgery are very natural and designed to have patients simply look younger and appear as though they have lost some weight. Our submental liposuction patients often experience a boost in self-confidence and can maintain long-lasting results by continuing to live a healthy lifestyle.
Schedule Your Submental Liposuction Consultation
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