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Sculpting Elegance Beneath the Jawline

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.

If having a double chin is something that concerns you, you may dream of restoring a more attractive look to your face. There is no way to hide a double chin fully; no scarf, turtle neck top, or cosmetics will work. 

What is Submental Liposuction?

Submental liposuction is the process of extracting excess fat to resculpt the facial profile and remove excess fat that has lodged beneath the chin, causing a double chin. The word “submental” refers to the anatomy beneath the chin. 

What Can Submental Liposuction Treat?

Submental liposuction is effective in treating:

  • Excess fat deposits
  • Double chin concerns
  • Enhancing the overall contour of the neck and chin
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What Are the Benefits of Submental Liposuction?

For patients who have maintained skin flexibility, this procedure can restore a more youthful look to the entire face. 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. Once the fat cells are gone, they cannot grow back.

What Does Submental Liposuction Entail and What Are Treatment Options?

Submental liposuction can be performed under sedation anesthesia based on what the patient and our surgeon feel would be most comfortable. The fatty area is marked before 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 is gently extracted to produce the ideal neck and jawline contour.

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Recovery from Submental Liposuction

After the procedure, it is normal to have swelling and bruising. Plan on taking a 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.

Who is 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. It’s an ideal procedure for those who:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Are at a stable weight
  • Desire neck contouring
  • Have realistic expectations

Submental Liposuction FAQ

What type of liposuction is used for a double chin?

What are the alternatives to submental liposuction?

What type of liposuction is used for a double chin?

The most advanced liposuction techniques must be 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 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 a clinical professor of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Wise has performed over 5,000 facial plastic surgery procedures to date and is recognized by his peers as a leader in the field of facial plastic surgery. 

Take advantage of Dr. Wise’s expertise by scheduling a consultation today. You’ll be on your way to a slimmer profile in no time.

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