When fat is deposited beneath the chin, it can be difficult or impossible to shrink away with diet and exercise. If you are tired of seeing a double chin, submental liposuction can help you restore chin and jawline definition, taking years off your look.
What is Submental Liposuction
“Submental” is a technical term for the space beneath your chin. Submental liposuction, also called microliposculpture, removes fatty deposits with a gentle technique to resculpt and redefine the area. In the procedure, tiny incisions are placed in discreet locations, through which the excess fat is extracted.
Am I a Candidate for Submental Liposuction?
If you have any of the following conditions, you may be a good candidate for submental liposuction:
- Double chin
- Heavy, square-shaped jaw and chin area
- Loss of jawline definition due to fatty deposits
- Good skin flexibility
What is the Submental Liposuction Experience?
The first step is determining whether your skin retains sufficient flexibility for the procedure to be effective in your case. Once this is established, the areas of excess fat are marked. Some patients prefer twilight sedation, while others may be comfortable to have the procedure while alert.
Tumescent solution is injected into the area to be treated. The solution contains lidocaine to numb the area, epinephrine to shrink capillaries to avoid blood loss, and saline. This solution loosens fatty deposits for gentle extraction. The solution is left to do its work for several minutes, after which a tiny incision is created and a cannula, or small hollow needle, is inserted to remove the loosened fat. For more extensive submental fat on patients with lax skin, a neck lift may be the most effective treatment.
Why Choose Dr. Sadrian to Remove a Double Chin?
Dr. Sadrian has a patient-focused practice where quality of care and excellent results matter, above all. Board-certified in both plastic and reconstructive surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery, you can be confident in the exceptional skills in performing facial rejuvenation treatments, including submental liposuction.
The procedure must be performed with great care, in a pattern that will result in a smooth, even result, and a thorough understanding of the anatomy of chin and neck. For superior results in removing excess chin fat, you are invited to our private La Jolla clinic where you we are known for consistently achieving excellent results and where you will experience an extraordinary level of personal care and attention.