Chin Augmentation with Submental Liposuction
Most people are embarrassed by their double chins. The embarrassment of a double chin is further compounded when you have to hop on video conferences and calls with coworkers or friends; the camera often highlights the double chin. A double chin occurs because of submental fat tissues under the chin, around the neck, and below the jowls. It gives you a heavy-set appearance, even if you’re not overweight, reduces your jawline definition, and enhances skin laxity.
Submental liposuction is the ideal accompaniment to chin augmentation. Also called double chin removal, submental liposuction vacuums the submental fat tissues out of your body, eliminating the double chin. It instantly gives you a sculpted neck with a defined jawline—without major surgeries, scars, complications, or extended social downtime. This article explains what you can expect from a chin augmentation with a submental liposuction procedure.
The procedure causes little to no pain because it’s done under IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Chin augmentation with submental liposuction is performed under IV sedation and general anesthesia. As such, you’ll comfortably sleep through the procedure and wake up to find that your double chin is gone!
You don’t have to worry about major scars or incisions.
After administering general anesthesia, the surgeon thoroughly cleans your chin and neck regions with an antiseptic solution to minimize the risk of infections. He makes several small incisions on the skin —the incisions are minuscule, just large enough for the cannula tip to go through. The tube-like cannula is moved back and forth under your skin in a fan-like motion to suction out the unwanted fat tissues.
Depending on your particular situation and cosmetic expectations, the surgeon may remove excess skin tissues, tighten the underlying muscles, or provide silicone chin implants to strengthen your jawline. The chin implants are uniquely formed to restore balance and harmony to your unique facial anatomy. The entire procedure includes minimal scars and incisions—furthermore, all the incisions are placed in discreet locations under the chin, making them essentially invisible.
You can resume work and normal activities after minimal social downtime.
After the surgery, you’ll have to wear compression garments for about 2 to 3 weeks. The garment facilitates smooth healing, boosting the recovery process. You may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort for about one week, but you can resume most daily activities and work in a few days. The specific recovery period will depend on your body’s healing speed and the invasiveness of the procedure.
The naturalized results betray no signs of cosmetic manipulation.
Once the swelling, bruises, and side-effects recede, your chin looks perfectly streamlined and contoured without betraying any hint of cosmetic manipulation. The tiny incisions are placed under the chin, so no one will even notice them. Most patients say the naturalized results leave most people guessing the cause of their sudden physical transformation.
The cost of chin augmentation with submental liposuction ranges from $6,000 to $10,000.
The cost of chin augmentation with submental liposuction ranges from $6,000 to $10,000. The specific cost depends on several factors, including the details of your procedure, the anesthesia fees, medication costs, surgical garment costs, etc. You should avoid cheaper procedures because they often lead to botched results that you need yet another procedure to correct, making them more expensive in the long run.
If you’re ready to enhance and streamline your jawline, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Macias to discuss your treatment options.