Definition - What does Chin Liposuction mean?
Chin liposuction is a procedure that removes fat from under the chin to reduce the appearance of what is commonly known as a “double chin.” Fat is liquefied and removed through a tiny tube called a cannula, which is connected to a suction device and inserted under the skin through very small incisions.
TheConsultation explains Chin Liposuction
Although many people believe that a “double chin” comes from being overweight and even see it as a sign of aging, it can also be genetic and occur among young people as well. Those hoping to achieve a jawline with a more sculpted look can explore a variety of procedures, but chin liposuction is a popular option.
The doctor makes small incisions in areas where scars will not be obvious, removing fat from under the chin using either traditional liposuction or with the assistance of fat-liquefying lasers. Radiofrequency-assisted liposuction is another variation of this technique.
In younger patients, other interventions are rarely needed. However, if the patient has recently lost a lot of weight or has lower skin elasticity, the procedure is often combined with a neck lift to help tighten up the skin. A local or general anesthetic can be used. In some instances, the procedure is also combined with chin implant surgery in order to obtain the desired changes to the jawline.
After chin liposuction, the patient wears a compression bandage for one week. Thereafter, there will still be some swelling, but this should dissipate completely within just a few weeks.