Chin Liposuction Procedure & Aftercare
A double chin is a common unwanted facial feature that many Americans experience. This gathering of excess fat has a number of causes, including:
- Facial Structure
Unwanted chin fat can persist through diet and exercise, and that’s why many are turning to alternative methods to remove this unwanted fat.
How can you fix a double chin? Double chin fat removal in Los Angeles is the fastest and simplest way to fix this problem. If you are unhappy with your face shape, you will find that neck fat removal can reduce your double chin and enhance your jawline.
A neck lipo procedure performed by a facial plastic surgeon in Los Angeles is often used to perfect this issue. The experienced doctors of Westside Face can go over your concerns and ensure that your method of treatment will be the most effective at perfecting your lower face and neck. We strive to achieve long-lasting and natural-looking results so that you are satisfied with your plastic surgery experience.
Chin Liposuction Procedure
If you are unhappy with your double chin, you are not alone, as the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery estimates that 68% of those with a double chin are unhappy with it. At-home treatments for double chins include tightening face masks and exercises, but results from these are not guaranteed, and you could end up wasting money on something that doesn’t even solve the problem.
That is why many patients choose to proceed with a neck liposuction to take away excess fat that gathers along the jawline. This is an effective and minimally-invasive procedure that involves only one or two small incisions, which are placed in a way that leaves them hidden from view. Westside Face’s surgeon will then use a thin tube to suction out any excess fat from your jawline, sculpting it along the way.
Neck liposuction uses local anesthesia and can be done with or without sedation; it’s up to the patient and their comfort level. This is an outpatient procedure, meaning that there’s no overnight stay in the hospital.
What Should I Expect After Neck Fat Liposuction?
After the procedure, it’s normal to experience some bruising and swelling in the affected area, but this should go away within two weeks. In the first seven days following the procedure, you should rest and refrain from any strenuous activities. Most can return to work after this week-long resting period.
The doctors of Westside Face will recommend that you wear a chin strap, which will support the treated area, for about four days following the double chin reduction. This kind of chin suppression garment promotes healing in the freshly-operated area by increasing blood flow and encouraging the growth of healthy tissue. You will also find that the chin strap helps flatten or reduce the appearance of any scarring.
Since the doctor removed volume from around your chin, it’s possible that the skin is crepey and stretched out following the liposuction fat removal. A common concern after undergoing liposuction is loose skin and how long it sticks around. The chin garment should help firm the skin after the surgery, thus encouraging skin contraction and helping prevent any possible sagging. Following your doctor’s orders by wearing the chin strap will be monumental in keeping the skin of your chin and neck area from sagging.
The skin contraction that follows chin liposuction is a bit unpredictable since everyone’s body is different. Skin elasticity will be the determining factor in how well it contracts following the surgery. You can help improve your skin’s elasticity by:
- Staying hydrated
- Taking collagen supplements
- Avoiding smoking
- Eating a healthy diet with fatty fish, citrus, and green tea
If your remaining neck skin is still sagging, there are alternative treatments. Patients may combine liposuction with a mini neck lift to avoid this problem. A lift procedure tightens the skin by making a small incision behind the ears and tightening the underlying muscles and tissue. If necessary, the plastic surgeon will also remove excess skin. It is more invasive than a simple chin liposuction, so your doctor will use general anesthesia instead of local if you are looking to get both of these surgeries.
Getting a neck lift smoothes sagging skin, and it also allows your face to age naturally in the years to come. These effective and natural-looking results make this a very enticing procedure to undergo, especially if the patient is already having surgery to correct a double chin.
If you are looking to remove your double chin and you want a foolproof way to avoid the sagging skin that follows, you should talk to a doctor to discuss your options. Westside Face values honest communication to ensure that patients are happy with their results.