Chin Liposuction in Virginia Beach
Diet and exercise can have little to no effect on the chin area. If you have a “double chin” it may be time to consider chin liposuction at Associates in Plastic Surgery to see if this procedure is right for you.
How is chin liposuction performed?
Your surgeon will make a very small incision under the chin, insert a small stainless steel tube known as a cannula and suction out the fat from between the skin and muscle in the neck area.
The suctioning process creates small tunnels through the fat layer that later collapse after the operation, creating a thinner contour, thus eliminating the appearance of a double chin.
Am I a good candidate for Chin Liposuction?
Although many chin and jowl candidates have a little extra fat they would like to get rid of, you do not need to have a significant amount of fat to see the skin tightening benefits. The most satisfied clients are those that do not have significant sagging or a lot of loose skin, but rather wish to have a more sculpted jaw line and chin.
How long is recovery from Chin Liposuction?
Common side effects of liposuction include bruising, swelling, pain and numbness. Scarring will vary per individual based on hereditary factors that affect skin healing, but because the incision for chin liposuction is so small it will usually be very minimal.
As chin liposuction does not require general anesthesia and is for a small area on the body, it is one of the safest liposuction procedures with a very low chance of complications.
Following your procedure, your surgeon will close the incisions with sutures. The incisions should be dressed with gauze that is changed frequently.
Many patients may immediately return to work after chin liposuction. It is recommended that patients wear a compression garment under the chin in the days following surgery. Sutures or stitches may be removed after about five to ten days.
Prescribed or over-the-counter medications may be used to treat pain or any discomfort. Swelling, bruising and numbness should subside within a few days or may take as long as a couple weeks to fully dissipate.