A Double Chin Treatment Option
The word “submental” refers to the anatomy beneath the chin. Submental liposuction is the process of removing excess fat that has lodged beneath the chin – a double chin. For patients who have maintained skin flexibility, this procedure can restore a more youthful look to the entire face. A double chin may plague you, and you dream of restoring a more attractive look to your face. Talk to Dr. Wise about your options – he offers several treatments that produce beautiful results, including:
- Liposuction: Gentle liposuction is performed to extract excess fat from beneath the chin and upper neck. As a fatty chin and neck will make you look older and heavier, the results can be a dramatic improvement, making you appear both younger and slimmer.
- CoolSculpting: Dr. Wise also offers CoolSculpting to “freeze away” a double chin. This procedure takes some time to work, as the body must shed the destroyed fat cells, but has the advantage of no incisions and a shorter recovery time.
- Kybella injections: A medical breakthrough, Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable made from synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that breaks down dietary fat. When injected into a fatty chin, it destroys many fat cells in the area, which are slowly shed by the body.
What is Submental Liposuction?
Submental liposuction is the process of extracting excess fat to resculpt the facial profile. Men or women who have developed a fatty double chin are typically very unhappy with how it looks. With submental lipo, the excess fat is gently extracted, and removed forever. The fat simply cannot grow back – once the fat cells are gone, they cannot grow back.
What Type of Liposuction is Used for a Double Chin?
It is important that the most advanced liposuction techniques are used to remove a double chin. Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a medical solution into the fatty area. This solution loosens the fat from the surrounding tissue, making it easier to suction with a very fine-tipped cannula – a hollow needle. The delicacy and care with which this procedure is performed has everything to do with the result. Any facial procedure should be performed by a highly-skilled facial plastic surgeon so the results do not leave you with uneven, recessed areas that appear unnatural.
What is the Procedure?
Submental liposuction can be performed under twilight sedation or local anesthesia, based upon what the patient and our surgeon feel would be most comfortable. The fatty area is marked prior to the procedure. The patient lies back in comfort, and the medical solution is injected. Then tiny incisions are made in the submental area. Through the incisions, the specialized cannula is inserted, and the fat gently extracted.
What is the Recovery from Submental Liposuction?
After the procedure, it is normal to have swelling and bruising. Plan on taking one week off work, although you may recover sooner. You will be wearing a restrictive head wrap after the procedure to minimize swelling and create the smoothest contour. Keeping your head upright while healing aids greatly in reducing swelling and speeds recovery.
Am I a Candidate for Submental Liposuction?
If you are one of the countless men and women who are tired of seeing excess fat under your chin, you are likely a very good candidate for this procedure.
What are the Alternatives to Submental Liposuction?
Some patients choose another procedure for a double chin, whether Kybella injections, CoolSculpting, or a surgical neck lift.
Why Choose Dr. Wise to Remove a Double Chin?
Dr. Wise is one of America’s preeminent facial plastic surgeons. He is double board certified and serves as Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at NYU School of Medicine. He has performed over 5,000 facial plastic surgery procedures to date and is recognized by his peers as leader in the field of facial plastic surgery.
Your Face and Your Self Confidence
There is no way to fully hide a double chin; no scarf, turtle neck top, or cosmetics will work. If you are plagued by the appearance of a double chin, Dr. Wise can help you restore a more youthful, attractive look with either submental liposuction, CoolSculpting, or Kybella. For more extreme cases, a surgical neck lift procedure may be necessary. Meet with us for a private consultation so we can advise you on the most effective procedure for you.
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