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Everything You Need To Know About Chin Surgery

Everything You Need To Know About Chin Surgery

Regardless of age, diet, and health, sometimes certain areas of our bodies can accumulate stubborn fat that can be difficult to lose. Many of us would like to see a streamlined profile when we look in the mirror, but sometimes excess chin fat can take all the attention away from the features on your face that you love. A double chin can result from a variety of factors including anatomy and airway positioning. Plastic surgeons use a variety of procedures to remove double chin, the most common one being liposuction which removes the excess fat and sculpts the chin and neck contour. This article will discuss everything you need to know about chin liposuction to help you determine if the procedure is right for you. 

What Is Chin Liposuction?

During a chin liposuction procedure (also known as submental liposuction), your plastic surgeon will administer local anesthesia to your neck and chin area before making two small incisions under your chin crease. Then using a thin tube (known as a cannula) your plastic surgeon will begin to suction excess fat from the chin. Once the procedure is complete, your surgeon will stitch the incisions closed. Liposuction of the neck and chin can be performed as an in-office procedure for most patients and is usually completed in less than an hour. 

Chin Liposuction Recovery

After your procedure, your plastic surgeon will go over the recovery process with you. Expect to take at least one week off of work to allow your body to rest and heal.  You can expect mild swelling and bruising that will last at least 1-3 weeks. You will also be sent home with a chin compression garment which you will have to wear around the clock for the first week and then only at night for the last two to three weeks. It is recommended that you avoid strenuous exercise for at least 2-3 weeks after your liposuction procedure or until the bruising is resolved. 

Who Is A Good Candidate For Chin Liposuction?

Good candidates for chin liposuction have enough skin elasticity to heal and bounce back into its newly contoured shape after the fat is removed. People over the age of forty looking to have a chin liposuction procedure may also require a neck lift to remove excess skin. During your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will assess your skin to determine if it has enough elasticity for the liposuction procedure. If your skin is not elastic enough, your doctor will recommend other options such as a neck lift to give you your desired results. The procedure is also not recommended for obese individuals. Chin liposuction can only remove superficial fat. For someone who is very overweight, there is usually a deeper layer of fat (subplatysmal fat) that liposuction cannot address.

Okanagan Facial Surgery And Liposuction

If you have been weighing out the potential benefits of having chin liposuction, it is important to choose the right private surgeon to help you assess your current health, expected results, and determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. 

Okanagan Health Surgical Centre is a world class, private surgical facility providing Liposuction, Facial Surgery, and other cosmetic surgeries to patients in beautiful downtown Kelowna, British Columbia. The team of private surgeons will be sure to answer any questions you may have during a complimentary consultation. To book your consultation today call us at (250) 868-9799  or Toll Free: (877) 505-8895 or fill out the form below.


Q: Does chin liposuction hurt?
A: Before your procedure, your private surgeon will administer a local anesthetic to your neck and chin area so you do not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. During recovery, you may feel slight discomfort during the healing process. Most patients are recommended to take Tylenol to help manage the discomfort as they heal. 

Q: How long is the recovery from chin liposuction?
A: You can expect the recovery period to be anywhere from 3-4 weeks. The first week will require you to stay home and rest and for the last 2-3 weeks you will be required to avoid all strenuous activities. 

Q: How do I know if I am a good candidate for chin liposuction?
A: If you are unsure if chin liposuction is for you, contact our private Kelowna surgical centre by calling (877) 505-8895 to book a consultation with one of our private surgeons.

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