Correct Double Chin with Chin Liposuction
Despite practicing healthy lifestyle habits, like proper diet and exercise, stubborn fat may remain in certain areas. Many of our Darien, CT, patients complain that they cannot eliminate pockets of fat in the chin area. Liposuction can reduce the appearance of a double chin and help patients achieve the results they desire.
Dr. David Passaretti is a board-certified plastic surgeon with skill and expertise in the chin liposuction procedure. Here, he will discuss the procedure as well as benefits, candidacy, and recovery.
Benefits of Chin Liposuction
Patients who want to correct the appearance of a double chin can take advantage of this advanced procedure. Chin liposuction offers a number of benefits. It can:
- Reduce or eliminate fat in the chin and neck area
- Define facial contours and refine the jawline
- Improve your profile
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Chin Liposuction Candidacy
To determine your eligibility for chin liposuction, Dr. Passaretti will perform a complete assessment at our Darien practice. This procedure is typically most effective on younger patients under 40, but individuals of any age can benefit from the procedure if they qualify.
Eligible patients will be at, or very close to, their goal weight. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Rather, it is intended to shape and contour areas where stubborn fat pockets remain.
Chin liposuction candidates should not have sagging skin in the chin or neck area. Liposuction will do little to address this issue. If you have sagging skin, you may be better suited for alternative treatment, such as a neck lift or face lift.
Chin Liposuction Procedure
Before beginning the chin liposuction procedure, Dr. Passaretti will administer local anesthesia to ensure that you are comfortable. Next, small incisions are created in the treatment area. A small tube, called a cannula, is inserted through the incisions. The cannula helps your surgeon break up fat deposits, then remove them via gentle suction.
This process is a delicate one. Dr. Passaretti is expertly trained in facial contour and anatomy. The liposuction is performed in strategic areas to accurately sculpt the chin and make it more defined. Once the desired results have been achieved, the incisions are closed, and any necessary post-operative dressings are applied.
Recovery after Chin Liposuction
Following chin liposuction, it is normal to experience some degree of discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Some patients may notice numbness. All of these side effects are temporary and should diminish over time. While most individuals are comfortable within a few days, swelling and bruising will likely linger.
It is important to closely follow the post-operative guidelines provided by Dr. Passaretti. Here are a few things to help patients enjoy a successful and comfortable recovery:
- Rest as much as possible during the first few days.
- Do not resume exercise until cleared by your surgeon.
- Wear any compression garments as directed.
- Take all medications as directed.
- Apply cold compresses to help reduce swelling and inflammation.
- Attend all follow-up visits with your surgeon.
Contact Our Practice to Learn More
If you would like to reduce fat under the chin and enhance your overall appearance, chin liposuction could be right for you. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation at our Darien practice, call us at (203) 656-9999 or contact us online.