Most people hope to look into the mirror and see a slim facial profile in the reflection, but excess fat in the neck area or even a stubborn double chin can rapidly dash these expectations.
A double chin can be the result of a variety of causes, including, but not limited to, hereditary factors, weight gain, anatomy, and airway positioning. If you have a double chin and would like to eliminate it, you’re not the only one — as many as 68 percent of people feel the same way as you, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Most people are familiar with, or at least have heard of liposuction. The most popular treatment areas are the thighs, abs, back, and buttocks, but few patients know that they can also have the procedure done on the chin and neck area. The feared double-chin is indeed an uncomfortable problem for many people.
Double chins are usually correlated with being overweight, but that is not necessarily a definitive rule. A double chin can also be hereditary, which increases the difficulty of getting rid of excess fat utilizing just exercise and clean eating.
Chin liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates fatty deposits under the skin and molds the neck area. The process begins with a small incision being made under the skin, followed by a cannula being inserted to take out the fat.
Why Is a Double Chin So Hard to Eliminate?
Excess fat beneath the chin is stubbornly annoying to eliminate. When you consider that most parts of the body can be exercised and worked out, the chin stands out because no single movement exists that can help eliminate its fat. Most exercises that claim to target the area underneath the skin where chin fat is located are usually ineffective. One of the most effective ways to confront a double chin is by getting cosmetic surgery, such as liposuction.
Am I a Good Candidate for Chin Lipo?
The best way to determine if this is the best course of action is by evaluating your lifestyle. Patients who are overweight may start to reduce the double chin with exercise and healthy eating alone. After a few months of a steady, healthy routine, if the excess fat is still there, then you should consider chin liposuction.
Patients who have maintained a healthy lifestyle, eat cleanly, and exercise regularly are usually ideal candidates for liposuction. Eliminating excess fat under the chin, which has proven to be exceedingly tricky with exercise alone, is now a real possibility!
How is Chin Liposuction Performed?
Liposuction on the chin can be quite tricky considering the location of the fat. However, an experienced surgeon will be able to tackle this problem and remove the fat without much issue at all.
The procedure begins with your surgeon making a small incision right underneath the chin. Next, a small tube made from stainless steel, also known as a cannula, is inserted into the chin. By entering through the strategically made incision, the surgeon can effectively remove the fat between the skin and muscle. The removal of the excess fat occurs through a gentle suction process.
Most patients will have the procedure done under local anesthetic. Local anesthetic is less risky for the patient and may reduce the recovery time after the chin liposuction as well. A small number of patients may still have the procedure under general anesthetic, depending on the situation they find themselves in.
How Much Does it Cost?
Many factors influence the cost of chin liposuction, so it is not possible to post a precise estimate on this website. Factors affecting the price include the size of the chosen area and the time required to perform the procedure. That being said, chin liposuction usually costs less than abdominal liposuction, considering the surgeon is working with a smaller area.
To get the most accurate estimate of the cost of this procedure, we recommend going into a doctor to receive an evaluation, which will allow you to receive a professional assessment of the problem area and other areas too. Nevertheless, there are still some rough estimates regarding the price of liposuction you can reference when making a decision.
Can I Regain a Double Chin?
You will not regain the weight in the treated area, as the fat cells there have been directly removed. But if your body gains a considerable amount of weight, the new fat in your body will have to find other fat cells to which it can attach itself. As a result, this means it could go to places where you previously had no issues at all with excess fat, which could result in an asymmetrical figure.
The prospect of regaining fat is one of the main reasons we encourage people to maintain a clean lifestyle after the procedure. A consistent exercise regime and clean eating should be more than enough to keep your new look in pristine condition.
The results of this procedure appear immediately. If you look them up on Google, before and after pictures will clearly show consistent and significant improvement in the treated area.