Submental Liposuction in Gilbert AZ
Chin Liposuction Near Tempe, Chandler AZ
Looking for a simple way to get rid of your double chin? Has your face grown rounder because of fat buildup in your neck and under your jawline? Submental liposuction removes fat to enhance your facial features by creating sharp lines in your jawline and cheekbones.
What is Submental Liposuction?
Submental liposuction, also called chin liposuction, is a double chin removal. If you have excess fat in your chin, neck, and jowls, causing it to form a double chin, it can be removed through a procedure called submental liposuction. The process involves the suctioning out of chin fat with a thin tube called a cannula. This surgery is often paired with a chin implant or a skin tightening treatment to create a more defined neck contour.
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The Liposuction Process
During the procedure, we make small incisions under your chin and behind your ears, if necessary, and insert a cannula that is attached to a vacuum into each incision. We move the cannula under your skin through the fat layer, breaking it up and removing it. When finished, we close each incision with sutures.
You’ll be wearing a chin strap 24 hours a day for the first week after surgery, so make arrangements ahead of time to take those days off from work and rest and heal from your surgery.
Double chin liposuction is an in-office, out-patient procedure that takes less than an hour. Dr. Haralson gently numbs the treatment area with a local anesthetic, so you remain awake. We have anxiety-relieving medication on hand that you can take if you choose.
Once we’ve finished with the chin lipo surgery, we provide you with aftercare instructions and a supportive chin strap to keep your skin in place as it heals. You’ll want to take it easy and avoid strenuous activity for 10 days after surgery. Expect a small amount of bruising and swelling. This is normal and will subside as your skin tightens up.
Recovery and Results
Chin liposuction tends to consistently provide impressive results that are long-lasting, especially if your skin has good elasticity. After surgery, you will almost immediately see a difference in chin size, and after a few months, a new slimmer jawline will be visible. Swelling post-treatment is normal and should not last more than a few weeks. The final results can take up to six months.