Chin Liposuction (Submental)
Liposuction to the chin will correct a double chin and restore balance to the jawline and profile. This procedure contours the chin by removing excess fat located below the chin. A physical exam is important as the surgeon will need to evaluate the elasticity and quality of the skin to ensure there is an adequate contraction for your best result.
How do I prepare for chin liposuction?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Antimarino, make sure to discuss your expectations for the chin liposuction procedure. This is the time to discuss your concerns and your goals as he will design a surgical plan specifically for you.
You may want to come in with a list of questions that you want to be answered before the procedure. This will eliminate any confusion and will provide you with the most comfortable experience at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa.
The use of Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or other supplements that may increase bruising should be stopped two weeks prior to surgery.
Lastly, you will also want to read through our patient resources, such as our note of privacy policies and surgeon checklist, to better educate yourself about the entire surgical process.
This simple chin liposuction procedure can be done under sedation as an outpatient procedure and may take approximately 30 minutes in an accredited outpatient surgical center. A small cannula is used to remove localized fatty tissue located below the chin.
Patients are discharged with a small dressing to the incision site under the chin. Depending on the amount of fat removed, the patient may be discharged with a compression band to the chin and chin area. Patients may experience some mild pain, swelling, and minimal bruising. The use of ice or cold compresses can reduce the amount of swelling and bruising. Most patients may return to work in 4-5 days and can resume exercise in approximately 2 weeks.
For a more detailed discussion and to answer all your surgical questions, schedule a consultation with Dr. Antimarino today by calling (844) 496-6647 or requesting one online.