Losing weight, toning up, and getting into shape turns from concept to reality when certain eating habits, exercise and mindset are put into practice. Hard work and dedication can get you closer to where you want to be physically, however some areas on the body are harder than others to target for weight loss and toning. Excessive and stubborn submental fat, which is also referred to as the “double chin”, is notorious for sticking around despite endless efforts to lose weight. If you’ve put in the hard work for losing weight but have not achieved desired results in the area specifically under your chin, it may be time to consider Submental Liposuction.
What is Submental Liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as suction lipectomy, is a procedure can be used to slim, shape, and sculpt many areas of the body by removing excessive subcutaneous fat. Submental Liposuction is specific to the procedure of removing the fat underneath the chin, leaving you with a more defined and youthful jawline.
What does Submental Liposuction Entail?
This specific procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia and/or moderate sedation in an outpatient surgery setting. A small tube called a cannula is used to remove the fat under the chin, jawline and neck to create a more contoured and attractive appearance. Bruising and swelling are the most common responses after a submental liposuction procedure, however they will subside significantly within 1 to 2 weeks post-surgery. The final result will be seen at about 1-2 months when a majority of the swelling has resolved and healing is complete.
Is Submental Liposuction Right for Me?
You may be a good candidate if:
- You have attempted diet and exercise for weight loss and are close to your target body weight
- You are a non-smoker
- You are healthy with no serious medical conditions that could impair healing
- you have good muscle tone and elastic skin
Keep in mind that Submental Liposuction should be not used as a replacement for diet and exercise for weight loss. Ideal candidates are those who plan on maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-liposuction and hold realistic expectation of cosmetic procedure outcomes.
If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, find a qualified and experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon for a comprehensive evaluation and discussion of whether Submental Liposuction is right for you.
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