Chin fat can be pretty difficult to get rid of. Even diet or exercise might not work for it. Some people try facial massages, exercise, and even the gua sha stones to do away with their double chins.
However, those also do not work, which is why many people choose to have chin liposuction. Considered a minimally-invasive treatment, it can actually be quite effective in chin fat removal.
But before you have this procedure, it’s important to understand what it can do for you. Keep in mind that it only targets the chin (and jawline), so it won’t change the contour of your entire neck. That’s why this procedure is often combined with lifting surgeries.
In this guide, you’ll learn about the different aspects of this procedure, so make sure you read to the end.
What Is Chin Liposuction?
Chin liposuction, also known as submental liposuction, is a cosmetic surgery that breaks down and removes excess fat from the chin.
Usually, the surgeon uses a thin cannula for this. Its controlled back-and-forth motion disrupts the fat cells. And once the fat is broken, it’s suctioned out with the help of a vacuum.
Although typically, Vaser liposuction is used for the chin area. It uses ultrasound energy to break the fat cells and is, therefore, less invasive.
Depending on your aesthetic goals, chin liposuction can also be extended to the jawline to make it more chiselled.
On its own, this procedure will take around 1 hour, and you’ll only need one treatment session to get your desired results.
What Are The Causes Of A Double Chin?
A double chin can be caused by any of the following:
- Weight gain
- Skin laxity
- Hereditary factors
- Poor posture
A double chin can also result from a combination of these factors. For instance, if you have a genetic predisposition to storing fat in your chin and you’ve gained, it can give you a noticeable double chin.
What’s The Reason For Undergoing Chin Liposuction?
Other than getting liposuction for a double chin, you can also get it for:
- Reducing the jowls
- Getting a defined jawline
- Making the facial profile leaner
An improvement in the appearance of your chin can also make you feel more comfortable and confident in your skin. Many people with a double chin are embarrassed by it and try to hide it with different clothing and accessories.
How Long Does Liposuction Under The Chin Last?
Chin liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the chin. Therefore, its results are permanent as long as you maintain a stable weight.
The result won’t become visible immediately after the surgery (although you will notice a difference). Still, you’ll have to wait for 3-6 months for the swelling to go down.
Additionally, keep in mind that even after liposuction, you may end up with a double chin again. That’s because loose skin can also create folds, resembling a double chin. In that case, you can consider having a neck lift.
Is Chin Liposuction Painful?
Chin liposuction takes place under general or local anaesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
After the procedure, the anaesthetic will start to wear off after a few hours. You can feel pain after that, but you’ll be prescribed painkillers to manage it.
Are There Any Side Effects With Chin Liposuction?
Chin liposuction can cause the following side effects:
These are temporary and should eventually subside. But you might want to consider taking a few days off from work as it can be a bit difficult.
To manage the side effects, you’ll be advised to keep your head elevated and avoid strenuous activities.
Many people worry about the scarring from this procedure. However, the incisions (behind each earlobe and under the chin) are smaller than 1 cm and fade with time.
Still, since chin liposuction is a surgery, it carries certain risks, such as:
- Skin depression
- Skin necrosis
- Nerve injury
It can be possible to minimise their risk by choosing an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon.
Who Is Suitable For Chin Liposuction?
You may be a suitable candidate for chin liposuction if:
- You are healthy and not smoking.
- You are at your ideal body weight.
- You have good skin elasticity.
Also, if you’re above the age of 40, you might be advised to combine the chin liposuction with a neck lift so you’re not left with loose skin after the procedure.
Other than that, if you have a cardiovascular issue, blood disorder or are pregnant, you’ll probably be contraindicated for this surgery.
How Much Is Chin Liposuction?
In the UK, the double chin liposuction cost can be around £4,000 on average. The price can vary depending on the surgical technique, location of the location and the experience of the surgeon.
You might also be charged separately for consultations, anaesthesia, medication, and follow-up.
Listed below are the estimated costs of this procedure in different countries:
Keep in mind that since chin liposuction is a cosmetic surgery, it’s unlikely to be covered by the NHS or health insurance.
Choose Longevita For A Chin Liposuction In Turkey
Longevita has been offering liposuctions in Turkey for over a decade with much success. Our patients are treated in top-class facilities by highly-qualified liposuction specialists with years of experience.
They can even combine chin liposuction with a neck lift to better meet your treatment goals and expectations. You’ll have a free face-to-face consultation with them on the day of your procedure, so both you and your surgeon are on the same page. On their end, they’ll make sure to deliver the best possible results.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this procedure from our experts, don’t hesitate to contact us. We also offer flexible payment options to our patients.
Reviewed and approved by Prof Dr Fuat Yuksel
Does chin fat grow back after liposuction?
Chin liposuction extracts the fat cells from the body so they can’t grow back. And this fat will stay away as long as you maintain a stable weight.
Can I chew after chin liposuction?
You may be advised to stick to a soft, liquid diet for about a week after the surgery and avoid foods that require a lot of chewing. You can eventually start chewing but follow your surgeon’s instructions.