What is submental liposuction?
A youthful chin is characterized by defined features and taut skin. Unfortunately, many patients see major changes in this area of their face as they age, with a less distinct jawline, a double chin and heavy jowls – all of which can add years to their appearance.
When this occurs, the initial response by most patients is to seek out a neck lift or facelift. However, many people will also benefit from submental liposuction – and in some cases the procedure may be all that’s required to restore their youthful bone structure. This minimally invasive contouring technique uses tiny, discreetly placed incisions and allows a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Rahban, to remove excess volume in the area while artfully defining the lower face.
Dr. Rahban’s goals for submental liposuction
- Improve the appearance of a double chin
- Restore balance to the facial features
- Define and refine the jawline
What to expect during your procedure
When performing submental liposuction for his patients, Dr. Rahban aims to remove fatty deposits on the chin, neck and jowls, directly addressing the excess volume while restoring a smooth and well-defined contour.
To begin, he will administer general anesthesia or IV sedation to ensure that you’re comfortable throughout surgery. He will then use a micro-cannula to perform tumescent liposuction. With this approach, he will inject a special solution into the area to swell the fat cells, allowing him to isolate and remove them with ease. If you also suffer from sagging skin, Dr. Rahban may recommend a neck lift as well. A neck lift can address many aesthetic issues that submental liposuction cannot, such as lax tissue, vertical bands and deep wrinkles.
Some bruising and swelling is to be expected following submental liposuction. However, many of our patients report that pain during the recovery process is minimal and easily managed with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Rahban.
For several days after surgery, you will need to wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and promote healing. In general, our patients are able to return to work and their normal daily routines within about a week or two. Your final results should emerge within about ten days, once your bruising and swelling have subsided.
Contact us today
If you are bothered by the appearance of a double chin, and diet and exercise have not helped, contact Dr. Rahban’s office today for a complimentary consultation. During your meeting, he will evaluate your submental fullness and help you determine if neck liposuction is right for you.
Come in for a Consultation with Dr. Rahban
When Dr. Rahban does a consultation with a prospective patient, he wants it to be two things above all others: thorough and honest. He will find out from you just what you want from cosmetic surgery. And he will tell you honestly if you can get the result you want, and how he can best help you do so.