Submental Liposuction

Submental liposuction is also known as chin liposuction, neck liposuction, or submental lipoplasty. This procedure aims to improve the appearance of your chin and neck by removing unwanted fat and creating a more defined jawline.

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How is a minimally invasive neck lift performed?

The procedure is performed using a small cannula that is inserted through a small incision under the chin. It suctions the excess fat, resulting in a more defined and contoured jawline. Submental liposuction is a relatively quick and straightforward procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia. It is often an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day.

Submental liposuction can provide noticeable results that improve your appearance by creating a more defined jawline. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and the results are long-lasting.

Benefits Of Submental Liposuction

One of the primary benefits of submental liposuction is the improvement of facial contours. Removing excess fat from the chin and neck area can help create a more defined jawline and a more balanced facial appearance. This can help you achieve a more youthful and attractive appearance.

Some of its other benefits include the following:

  • It reduces the appearance of a double chin, which is particularly beneficial for individuals who have excess fat in the chin and neck area that is resistant to diet and exercise
  • Submental liposuction can help you achieve a more streamlined and toned neck and chin
  • Boosted self-confidence
  • Submental liposuction has a much lower recovery time than a neck lift, with only five to seven days of downtime

Candidates For Submental Liposuction

The ideal candidates for neck liposuction are individuals who:

  • Have excess fat in the neck area that does not respond to diet and exercise
  • Have good skin elasticity, as the skin needs to contract after the fat is removed
  • Are in good overall health with no medical conditions that could increase the risks of surgery

If you have submental fat, but your skin is smooth and resilient, and snaps back into place after being stretched, then submental liposuction may give you a stronger, more attractive jawline and profile.  

However, neck liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and it's not recommended for individuals who are significantly overweight or have excessive amounts of loose skin in the neck area. If the goal is to correct a receding chin, remove saggy neck skin, or correct lax muscle tone, a neck lift is better than neck liposuction.

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Submental Liposuction Procedure And Recovery

Neck liposuction is a straightforward procedure performed under local anesthesia. After Dr. Afrooz creates tiny incisions beneath the chin and both earlobes, the excess fat is suctioned out with a cannula, and the neck and chin are sculpted for optimal contours.

Most people can return to work within three or four days, although they should refrain from engaging in vigorous activities for about two weeks. You must also wear a chin strap to control bruising and swelling for a few days. Any swelling or discoloration should resolve within a week. 

When To Pair A Neck Lift With Submental Liposuction

If you’re unhappy with your profile and have already begun to age, you may have excess submental fat and loose inelastic skin. To completely re-contour your chin, jaw, and neck, you’d benefit most from combining submental liposuction with a neck lift. Doing so also minimizes your expense and recovery time. 

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Interested In A Neck Lift? Schedule A Private Consultation

If you are considering a neck lift or want to learn more about your minimally invasive options, your next step is a private consultation with Dr. Paul Afrooz. During this time, you will discuss your cosmetic goals and agree on the correct treatment. Dr. Afrooz is an internationally recognized cosmetic surgeon known for perfectionism and superior patient care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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