Chin Liposuction

Chin liposuction is a miracle for those wanting a more healthful appearance. Whether it's the result of excess fat deposits or loosening skin, no one wants to look in the mirror and see the dreaded double chin.

And yet a double chin the loose sagging skin and fat accumulation under the jawline that suggests both age and heaviness can happen on any face. After all, it's not an area anyone has found a way to exercise. There are no chin calisthenics to try, because there are no muscles to tone under the chin. Diet and exercise don't usually help because unlike fat on other parts of the body, double-chins don't necessarily come from being overweight.

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Before

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Image Provided Courtesy of Dr. Barry DiBernardo

But regardless of how blameless you are, no one wants to see that extra fold in the mirror, that loose sagging skin and fat that gives you a double-chin. You want a face that looks tight and sculpted, with a well-defined jawline and chin.

Today, a variety of advancements in liposuction technology allow targeted treatment of the chin area like never before. Lasers and other body sculpting treatments can melt away fat and tighten up the skin in this area -- giving you the well-defined profile you want and making you look younger, healthier and fitter. After all, your face is how you present yourself to the world: it's your primary tool in building a first impression. You want to feel confident that you're presenting the face that mirrors who you are inside: youthful, strong, healthy, energetic.

What is the chin lipo procedure like?

The chin area can be effectively treated with laser liposuction or other body sculpting technologies, in a minimally-invasive procedure that may be performed in as little as 20-30 minutes. The smaller cannulas used in chin liposuction procedures perfectly target the smaller volumes of excess fat or skin in the area, both breaking up the fat and tightening the loose skin left in its wake. With smaller tools, the incisions (and thus scars) are smaller and swelling and bruising is minimized. An alternative procedure called tumescent liposuction is effective if there is fat to be removed but no loose skin left behind to tighten.

What is chin liposuction recovery like?

You will be instructed to wear a compression bandage that wraps around your head to hold the incision and the treated area firmly in place. For the first few days, it is best to wear the head wrap constantly; later your surgeon might approve taking it off at times. Your face might show some swelling and bruising, but the more faithfully you wear the head wrap, the faster this will diminish. In as little as one week, you may have complete recovery. Any scarring will be nearly invisible.

Who is a good candidate for chin liposuction?

Men and women as young as 20 or decades older can benefit from a chin sculpting procedure. As you reach middle age, skin begins to lose its elasticity, and the face is one of the first places this shows up. Therefore, you don't need to see yourself as either old or overweight to be alarmed by the appearance of loose skin in specific facial areas.

Long before most adults reach the point where they would consider a face lift, they may want to see specific areas targeted for improvement, and this is exactly what chin liposuction does. Other times, adults try this before contemplating a full-on face lift, wanting to get used to the look of sculpting gradually before making the decision about a more major procedure like a face lift.

How is chin lipo different from a face lift?

Liposuction is far less invasive than a face lift, and the recovery is much easier. If you have a specific area (or even two, such as neck and chin) to tighten up, liposuction may be better option. Traditional face lifts treat the entire facial surface, cause extensive swelling and bleeding, and require a far longer recovery period than chin liposuction. By sculpting the chin area alone rather than your entire face at once, liposuction is a much more targeted procedure than a face lift.

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Chin Liposuction

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Get rid of that double chin or loose 'waddle' area to get the sculpted chin you always wanted.
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Neck Liposuction

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Eliminate jowls or other excess neck fat to create a more defined jaw-line.
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Arm Liposuction

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Suck away all that underarm flab in an hour long procedure.
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Abdominal Liposuction

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Make love handles or that annoying 'pooch' a thing of the past.
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Thigh Liposuction

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Saddle bags be gone! Find your legs of yesteryear underneath that excess fat.
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