Who is a candidate for Chin Liposuction?
Both men and women are good candidates for chin liposuction if they don’t have any significant medical problems. Removing fat under the chin and the jaw line makes a significant improvement in one’s appearance. It can improve the dimensions of the face and make the face appear more youthful. The Smartlipo Triplex laser adds another level of control and skin tightening to the procedure and aides in maximum skin retraction.
How is the procedure performed?
At Atlanta Liposuction Specialty Clinic chin liposuction is performed under local tumescent anesthesia. The patient is also sedated with medications prior to the administration of the tumescent anesthesia. Small punctures in the skin are made to introduce the tumescent anesthesia and these punctures are placed under the chin. These incisions will disappear over time, usually 6 -12 months. We then use small cannulas and the SmartLipo Triplex laser to contour and remove fat from your chin. The use of the SmartLipo enables us to get the best skin tightening possible with a laser liposuction device.
What is the recovery time after the procedure?
Most patients experience some discomfort after the procedure for 2-5 days. It is recommended that you rest for 1-2 days after the procedure. You will be wearing a facial compression garment and that will help with the discomfort. Most patients can return to work in 3-4 days.
What kind of results can I expect after the procedure?
After the procedure you will have swelling for about 2 weeks. The SmartLipo laser treatment will help with skin tightening for 2-3 months after the procedure. You may notice results sooner than that in some cases. The final results are complete anywhere from 3-6 months after the procedure is completed. Most of our patients are very pleased with their new appearance.
What is the average cost of the procedure?
The procedure costs vary depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed and the size of the patient. The beginning cost for the chin liposuction procedure is $3,900. Use of the SmartLipo laser in this region provides our patients with a more defined and sculpted look.
What are the risks associated with the procedure?
Like all operative procedures there is a risk of infection. But at our facility we have a very low infection rate well below 1%. Contour irregularities can also occur when doing the procedure, but at Atlanta Liposuction we are very precise with the placement of our entry ports and pay close attention to the anatomy of the chin region. Adherence to this method has given us good and consistent results for our patients.
If you are interested in improving the look of your face by addressing the excess fat under your chin, you may be the right candidate for this procedure. We offer complimentary consultations and can provide you with a detailed quote for this procedure. Contact our office for more information!