Compared to liposuction procedures, the recovery and swelling in chin liposuction is minimal, because there is less fat and skin to remove from the chin and neck compared to the thighs, buttocks and other places where liposuction is performed, and the procedure itself takes less time too, so patients go home Early for comfort and recovery, chin fat occurs as a result of genetic predisposition for some people, while people develop it as they age or as a result of being overweight, regardless of the cause, we can be keen to get rid of it permanently, chin liposuction is a good procedure to restore a specific shape And tightened to the neck and chin contour, surgeon Ali Jaber is happy to help you choose if this procedure is right for you.
What is chin liposuction?
This surgery removes excess fat from under the chin. During chin liposuction, the fat is broken down and then suctioned. There are different ways to deal with excess skin and fat on the chin, and one of them is liposuction.
Liposuction cannot remove sagging skin, it only removes excess fat. Therefore, the simplest candidates for this type of procedure have good skin elasticity, indicating that the skin will fit the contour of the neck and chin that is thinner after surgery.
Is chin liposuction different from traditional liposuction?
There are many alternative techniques to liposuction, but the basic idea is the same where the fat is melted and ready for removal, then it is suctioned from the treatment area using surgical tools called cannula.
During this method, chin-liposuction is no different from the standard liposuction procedure, and there must be more special treatment than that which was traditionally performed in the historical beginning of liposuction.
The steps involved in the chin operation are liposuction, where the swollen fluid is injected into the treatment area, and this fluid contains lidocaine to numb the field and epinephrine to prevent excessive bleeding. The swollen fluid also causes the fat to swell and firm up, making its removal more efficient.
Who might be a candidate for chin liposuction?
You may be a candidate for chin liposuction if you:
- In general good physical health.
- Committed to maintaining a stable weight.
- Equipped with reasonable expectations of what the procedure can and cannot achieve.
- Not satisfied with excess chin fat or chin.
- Interested in having a better neck, chin and jawline contour.
- Willing to know and understand all risks and benefits.
Dr. Ali Jaber has been doing liposuction for several years and is obsessed with helping people rejuvenate their faces and bodies, and will work with you to find the right procedure or combination of treatments to deal with the characteristics of the chin you wish to change.
Is chin liposuction painful?
Chin liposuction is not painful as anesthesia is used which is often all that is necessary for the chin operation. You may be awake during the procedure and the treatment area will be numbed as the lidocaine inside the swollen fluid provides a numb sensation that may last for several hours after the procedure.
After the surgery, you should expect post-operative soreness and discomfort. For many patients, these problems are mild. If the pain is more severe, the painkillers prescribed by Dr. Ali should be used. The pain and discomfort will likely be at their peak a day or two after the procedure, and they will recover and improve daily after that.
What results should I expect from the operation?
Your chin will become tighter and smoother once the swelling subsides and so the skin adjusts to the new contour. This may take several weeks.
What is the recovery from chin liposuction?
- Recovery from chin liposuction is relatively quick, painless and easy as only small circular incisions are made, so recovery occurs quickly over the course of exactly 2-3 weeks.
- You may have to wear bandages around the chin and head for two days, so some people choose to take this point away from work.
- It is possible to return to work after a few days, although many of us prefer to take a break each week and let the swelling subside.
- You should take more time without doing any strenuous exercise.
- You should be ready to resume light cardio after 1-2 weeks, but strenuous exercise such as weight training may have to be delayed for two to four weeks to ensure a full recovery.
Are there any side effects of chin liposuction?
Side effects are rare but possible. It will include:
- Temporary numbness
- Bloody rally.
- Improper wound healing.
There may also be other side effects to consider for any existing health conditions or other problems, Dr. Ali Jaber and our team will fully review the risks and benefits with you so you can make an informed decision.
How to sleep after chin liposuction and other tips for recovery?
Here are five tips that relieve pain and swelling and aid recovery in the first few days after surgery:
- Sleep in a very comfortable chair and keep the top at least 30 degrees high.
- Have plenty of ice to carry around the surgery area.
- Do not lift or bend.
- Make sure the pressure is controlled.
- Don’t take medications that cause bruising, this usually includes NSAID pain relievers, blood thinners and lots of supplements, and your doctor will review your regular regimen of vitamins/supplements and medications.
- Dr. Ali Jaber may ask you to follow up one or more times after your first postoperative visit
- For a small number of patients, the full recovery time from chin liposuction is usually two weeks. However, most of the bruising and discomfort subside after a few days.
Will the fat cells that are removed by liposuction return?
Liposuction removes fat cells from the body and they will not grow back. In fact, the pain Patients who gain weight after liposuction will not “grow” new cells because fat cells develop during puberty and weight gain will cause the remaining cells to expand.
However, patients who maintain a healthy and normal weight will enjoy long-term benefits from liposuction, especially on the face. Collagen and genetics also play a role.