WHAT IS SUBMENTAL LIPOSUCTION?
Submental liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure used to eliminate stubborn neck fat or a “double chin.”
WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR SUBMENTAL LIPOSUCTION?
Patients who are at or near their ideal weight but still experiencing neck fullness or a “double chin” are candidates for submental liposuction. After this minimally invasive submental liposuction, patients can expect a sharper neck angle and greater definition along the jawline.
WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR SUBMENTAL LIPOSUCTION?
Patients with recent weight gain are not ideal candidates for submental liposuction. Additionally, patients with visible neck bands may not be good candidates for submental liposuction as this procedure may worsen the appearance of neck bands.
HOW IS SUBMENTAL LIPOSUCTION PERFORMED?
This procedure is minimally invasive and can be safely performed under local anesthesia in less than 1 hour. Three very small incisions are made – one in the natural chin crease and 1 behind each ear lobe and a liposuction cannula inserted to remove the excess neck fat.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM SUBMENTAL LIPOSUCTION?
Patients will experience some swelling after the procedure but minimal pain. The swelling will improve dramatically within the first week and will resolve completely in the ensuing 1-2 weeks. The incisions are virtually invisible once they have healed.