A smooth, tight jawline is a signature feature of a young, healthy face.
Unfortunately, submental fat is a common development as early as the late twenties. If you have a store of fat under your chin that refuses to respond to diet and exercise, chin liposuction will eliminate your “double chin” to reveal the slim contours of your chin and upper neck.
Chin liposuction’s anti-aging effect is long-lasting! Dr. Joshua Korman’s years of experience and advanced, minimally-invasive techniques deliver instant results.
Patients look 10 years younger and feel 100x’s more confident after chin liposuction. Contact us at one of our three convenient locations to learn more about the rejuvenating effects of Chin Liposuction at Korman Plastic Surgery.
What is Chin Liposuction?
Even very fit, healthy people can have a store of fat under their chin that they cannot shrink, no matter how hard they diet and exercise. Chin liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgery that targets localized fat deposits underneath the chin and along the jawline. The procedure is performed using a slim cannula, tumescent fluid, and a few strategically-placed, small incisions.
Incisions are made under the chin and/or behind the ears, where they are well-concealed.
Dr. Korman offers SmartLipo, VASER Hi-Def, and Power-Assisted Chin Liposuction. He works closely with his patients to help them create the liposuction experience and results that are most appropriate for them. His careful, artful techniques enable his patients to slim their jawline and show off their results in a matter of days!
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Benefits of Chin Liposuction
Dr. Korman performs Chin Liposuction with advanced techniques to slim and sculpt the jawline and upper neck. The results take years off his patient’s look and completely rejuvenate the entire face!
Chin Liposuction is an increasingly popular choice among men and women for a long list of reasons, including the fact that the surgery:
- Permanently removes fat cells from the body
- Gets rid of a “double chin”
- Defines the jawline
- Creates slim, smooth contours of the upper neck
- Is customized to the patient’s unique facial structure and goals
- Leaves little to no scarring
- Requires only tiny incisions to perform
- Achieves a healthier, rejuvenated look
- Improves self-image
- Requires minimal patient downtime
- The results are long-term
Do you have resistant fat deposits under your chin or along your jawline? Chin liposuction will gently and effectively remove this fat from the neck and lower face. In order to see the best results from chin liposuction, patients should have completed the majority of their intended weight loss and be as close to their weight goal as possible. Liposuction is a last-step body contouring solution. It is not intended to be used as an alternative to healthy weight loss methods.
Ideal candidates for chin liposuction are in overall good health, are non-smokers, and have positive but realistic expectations for the outcomes of their procedure.
Chin liposuction candidates should have a healthy degree of skin laxity. While VASER and SmartLipo technologies achieve a degree of skin tightening, candidates who have visibly loose, saggy skin will need to consider a skin tightening treatment to achieve the smooth, tight neck contours they desire. Patients often pair chin liposuction with a neck lift and/or lower facelift to address their loose skin and completely rejuvenate their appearance.
Frustrated by double chin fat, but don’t feel ready for liposuction? Korman Plastic Surgery offers a range of non-surgical treatments to help you fight your fat and slim down your jawline. Non-surgical methods of fighting a double chin include:
CoolSculpting freezes away pesky fat deposits in a convenient, non-invasive 45-minute session. The CoolSculpting applicator sits snugly underneath the chin and emits targeted cold temperatures, while surrounding tissues are kept warm and comfortable. The freezing triggers the breakdown of fat cells, which the body then disposes of over the weeks following the treatment. You will see results within a few weeks of your session. Your body will continue to break down and dispose of the fat under your neck for up to six months.
Patients can receive a second CoolSculpting session to improve their results after three months.
Some patients will best address a double chin appearance with Ultherapy. Ultherapy emits ultrasound energy to the deep tissues of the face and neck to tighten and add volume to the skin. The non-invasive treatment stimulates collagen production, which supports and fills in the skin to reduce wrinkles and improve skin laxity. Ultherapy’s impressive anti-aging effects have earned it the nickname, the “non-surgical facelift.”
ThermiTight is a minimally-invasive skin tightening treatment that applies radiofrequency energy to heat and remodel the deep layers of the skin. ThermiTight is an excellent way to tighten skin along the chin and neck and restore a smooth, youthful look. Local anesthesia will be used to numb the area and keep patients completely comfortable. A tiny heat-sensitive camera is inserted underneath the skin to monitor internal and external temperatures during treatment.
How to Prepare for Chin Lipo
You will receive personalized instructions to help you prepare for Chin Liposuction. Preparing for liposuction sets patients up for a smoother procedure and better results. Prior to Chin Liposuction, patients generally should:
- Discontinue taking blood-thinning medications and supplements, including aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, turmeric, and Ginkgo biloba.
- Stop smoking several weeks prior to the procedure date.
- Ask a friend or family member to drive them home from the surgery.
How is Chin Liposuction Done?
Chin liposuction is performed with local anesthesia on an out-patient basis. Patients have the option of receiving chin liposuction under general anesthesia, but this will also raise procedure pricing and extend patient recovery times.
Dr. Joshua Korman performs chin liposuction using the technique that is appropriate for the patient’s unique case.
Patients have the option of optimizing their chin liposuction with power-assisted liposuction, SmartLipo, or VASER Liposuction technologies.
In order to perform liposuction, Dr. Korman will first introduce tumescent fluid into the treatment site. Tumescent fluid is a customizable solution of saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine. Tumescent fluid causes the fat cells to swell up, making them easier to break down and extract. The fluid additionally constricts blood vessels to reduce post-procedure bruising and swelling. Once the tumescent fluid has taken effect, Dr. Korman will eliminate the fat and contour the chin and jawline with the chosen liposuction method. Procedure incisions are very small and well-hidden under the jaw and/or behind the ears.
Power-Assisted Liposuction is a traditional liposuction method that extracts fat from the body using a vibrating cannula. Power-assisted liposuction is best used to address especially tough, stubborn pockets of fat. This method enables surgeons to slim and shape the body, but does not achieve the same degree of detail or skin tightening that is achieved with VASER or SmartLipo.
SmartLipo melts fat with targeted laser energy, making fat tissue easier to gently extract from the chin and upper neck. Dr. Korman will use a slim SmartLipo cannula containing a fine laser fiber to sculpt patients’ jawline into their preferred smooth, tight contour. The heat from SmartLipo will constrict the surrounding tissues, resulting in reduced post-procedure bleeding and tighter, younger-looking results.
VASER liposuction emulsifies fat with ultrasound waves. Ultrasound waves break down fat cells, but leave the surrounding tissues unharmed. Once the fat is broken down, the cells are gently suctioned out from the body. The ultrasound energy has the added benefit of promoting skin tightening. VASER enables surgeons to customize the contours of the treated area for impressively tight, smooth results.
Once the desired jawline contours have been achieved, Dr. Korman will close the incisions with fine sutures. Patients will receive a postoperative massage following liposuction. This massage has been shown to optimize the slim, smooth results of the procedure.
Patients additionally have the option of transferring their removed fat to the cheeks, lips, or any other facial feature that will benefit from youthful volume. Fat transfer to the face is an increasingly popular option among men and women seeking long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Korman’s minimally-invasive surgical techniques majorly reduce patient recovery times. You will be able to get back to your usual activities within a few days of chin liposuction!
Bruising and swelling are not uncommon after chin liposuction. These conditions will subside within a week of your surgery. A small degree of swelling may remain but is often resolved within two to three months.
Recovery timelines will vary on an individual basis. You will receive personalized recovery instructions prior to your chin liposuction date. If you have questions prior to your surgery, please do not hesitate to contact the Korman Plastic Surgery office near you.
The results of chin liposuction will be noticeable instantly! The lines of your lower face will be smoother and tighter immediately following your surgery. Most patients are able to show off the results of their chin lipo within a week of their procedure.
The final results of chin liposuction will develop within three to six months. In some cases, contours will continue to slim and tighten up to the twelve-month point.
Chin Liposuction pricing reflects the details of the patient’s individualized treatment plan. The extent of your procedure, chosen liposuction technique, and preferred form of anesthesia will impact procedure pricing. Patients receive an appropriate cost breakdown once they determine the aspects of their personal liposuction plan with Dr. Korman.