Listen, we are all aware that we have to worry about angles when it comes to taking a selfie, all because of the dreaded double chin that seems to appear in pictures when we least expect it. The double chin can arise due to aging, weight gain, or just plain old genetics, but there are ways to remove it quickly. While there is no set chin liposuction technique, many can remove excess fat while tightening the neck skin for a firmer and more defined chin.
Liposuction on its own is an invasive procedure where you go under anesthesia and incisions are made in the targeted area. Through those incisions, a tool called a cannula, which is a thing hollow tube, is inserted. The cannula is moved back and forth in controlled movements to loosen the fat beneath the skin so that it can be sucked out through the machine. Chin liposuction does precisely that just on a smaller area than the usual stomach or waist. The results are smoother and more even profile with a reduced amount of fat under the chin. Any of the fat cells that are removed do not grow back, which means that the results are almost permanent. With weight gain, you could see fat in the chin again, but other than that, the aging process may affect your future results.
When it comes to invasive cosmetic surgery, there are risks to consider even with a small targeted area such as the chin. Chin liposuction has the potential of bleeding, asymmetry of facial features, scarring, and even infection. You must discuss these risks with your surgeon before surgery to see if you have more severe side effects. With asymmetry, however, that falls more with your doctor. If they are to remove too much or too little fat from sections of the chin, you might experience this.
After your procedure, you are still to expect some swelling and discomfort. The skin on your chin and neck might feel tight because of this. Depending on your surgeon, drains might be placed to reduce blood and fluid buildup; your doctor will later remove these. The recovery time itself depends on what surgical approach is used; however, the average time is a few days to a week before you can go to work.
Chin liposuction can change the structure of your face with a short procedure. Your double chin can be a thing of the past, and you can take as many selfies as you’d like without too much concern about angles. Talk to your surgeon to see if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure or if you need a combination of facial procedures to get the results you are looking for.