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Frequently Asked Questions on Chin Liposuction

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Double chin and a drooping jaw line are major beauty concerns many women and men have. To improve the definition of the jaw line and neck and to tighten the skin, chin liposuction in NYC is an ideal option to consider. NYC plastic surgeons perform the procedure using the minimally invasive Smartlipo Triplex workstation. Compared to conventional procedures, this minimally invasive procedure removes excess fat and also tightens the skin with less downtime and faster recovery, resulting in a more youthful-looking facial appearance.

There are some frequent questions asked about this procedure and here are the answers for those.

  • What is double chin and what causes it?

Double chin or submental fullness is the condition of having extra fullness beneath the chin. This excess fat under the chin can occur in both men and women due to factors such as aging, weight gain, genetics, and poor posture. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), double chin is an aesthetic concern that affects 67% of Americans. Fitness experts recommend many types of exercises to address the issue, but sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or diet, the condition may not resolve. Cosmetic surgery could be the solution in such situations.

  • What is chin liposuction?

Chin liposuction in NYC is a safe and effective option to address concerns such as a sagging or double chin, a drooping jaw line, or excess skin below the jaw line. With advanced technologies in the market, chin liposuction can now be performed with laser energy, which is a minimally invasive method. This procedure removes excess fat from the chin and neck and refines the jaw line to provide a sculpted, smooth jaw line and neck, and a more youthful-looking facial profile.

  • What does the procedure involve? 

The procedure is performed using the FDA-approved Smartlipo Triplex workstation, which comes with three powerful laser wavelengths–1064nm, 1320nm and 1440nm. The laser energy delivered via a minimally invasive cannula precisely targets and melts the excess fat so that it can be easily suctioned off. The three powerful laser wavelengths work together to remove excess fat and restore the natural shape of the chin. The device has unique intelligent delivery systems – SmartSense™, ThermaGuide™ and ThermaView™, which ensure reliable and controlled energy delivery.

For patients who have loose extra skin, chin tuck is done along with the liposuction. In this, the excess fat and skin is removed surgically and the wound is closed using sutures to pull the skin tautly across the neck.

  • Who is a good candidate for double chin liposuction?

Individuals considering double chin liposuction in NYC should be carefully evaluated by a reliable plastic surgeon to ensure that their overall objective of getting a natural, slender and sleek shape to the neck can be achieved. Chin liposuction is a suitable option for candidates who are healthy with good facial structure and muscles. They should also meet the following criteria:

  • Have disproportional areas of localized fat
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Non-smokers
  • Not substantially overweight
  • Are ready to stop drinking alcohol before and after the procedure, as advised
  • What are the benefits of Smartlipo chin liposuction?

The key benefits of choosing Smartlipo laser liposuction to address a double chin are:

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Outpatient treatment done under local anesthesia
  • Only tiny incisions involved
  • Reduced surgical trauma
  • Minimal pain, bleeding and discomfort
  • Quick recovery
  • What does recovery involve? Is swelling typical after chin liposuction and how long does it last?

Give your body and yourself the time to accept the changes following the procedure. For the first 24 hours after double chin liposuction, slight drainage from the incisions can be expected. Minimal swelling and bruising may be seen which is normal and will subside soon. Though minimally invasive, laser lipolysis could involve post-operative complications such as bruising and swelling, though far less than traditional liposuction.

The pace of healing varies from person to person. You may be advised to follow a high protein and low sodium diet to help healing. Gentle massage and wearing a compression garment (chin strap) can also speed up recovery. Final outcomes usually appear three to four months after the procedure.

  • Is it important to wear a compression garment or chin strap after liposuction and how long should one wear it post-op?

Wearing a chin strap is an important part of the recovery phase because compression garments minimize swelling and help the soft tissue adjust following liposuction.

  • How long will it take to see the results and how long will it last?

Expert surgeons say that results will be visible in a few weeks’ time if the liquefied fat is suctioned out. If the fat is left back, recovery could take a longer time. So, make sure you are undergoing the procedure under a plastic surgeon who is an expert in this procedure to ensure an effective procedure.

AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices provide chin liposuction using Smartlipo in NYC. If you are considering the treatment, find a reliable facility that offers the service of surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. A reliable surgeon will evaluate your concerns and provide customized treatment to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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