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Submental Liposuction in Austin, TX

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With initial impressions so powerful in the modern world, every facial feature receives extra scrutiny. The area under the chin (submental region) is notorious for accumulating stubborn pockets of fat that can resist diet and exercise. Factors such as genetics, aging, and weight fluctuations can contribute to the development of submental fullness, commonly known as a double chin.

Submental liposuction, also known as chin liposuction or neck liposuction, is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess fat from the area under the chin and contour the neck and jawline. This procedure has gained popularity in recent years as people seek to achieve a more defined and youthful appearance in the lower face and neck region.

Am I a Candidate for Chin Liposuction?

Submental liposuction is suitable for individuals with localized fat deposits beneath the chin that are resistant to diet and exercise. Ideal candidates are generally in good overall health, don’t smoke, have realistic expectations about the outcome, and do not have excessive skin laxity (looseness) in the submental area.

To find out if you’re a candidate for chin liposuction and more about this procedure, call (512) 253-2845 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinfeld.

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What Are the Benefits of Submental Liposuction?

Advantages of submental liposuction include the following:

  • Enhanced facial harmony: Submental liposuction restores a more youthful appearance by reducing the appearance of a double chin.
  • Minimally invasive: Submental liposuction is associated with a relatively quick recovery compared to more invasive alternatives.
  • Versatility: Some patients may only require liposuction under the chin, while others may benefit from additional contouring of the jawline or removal of fat from the jowls. Submental liposuction can be customized to address each individual’s unique concerns and deliver the desired outcome. For example, Dr. Weinfeld will carefully sculpt the area to achieve a natural-looking result that enhances facial features without creating an overdone or exaggerated appearance.

How Is Submental Liposuction Performed?

The Consultation

Before undergoing submental liposuction, a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon is necessary for patients to discuss their goals and expectations for the procedure. Dr. Weinfeld will evaluate the individual’s anatomy, skin elasticity, and overall health to determine if they are a suitable candidate for the surgery. It’s essential for patients to understand the potential results of submental liposuction, as it is not a solution for excessive skin laxity or other underlying structural issues.

The Procedure

The submental liposuction procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and our surgeon’s recommendation. Dr. Weinfeld begins by making small incisions either under the chin or behind the ears, depending on the specific technique being used. Through these incisions, a thin tube called a cannula is inserted into the tissues under the chin, and excess fat cells are suctioned out using a vacuum device.

Submental liposuction can be combined with Myellevate to create an even more enhanced jawline. Myellevate uses a thin suture to reduce platysmal bands and support the muscles of the neck, repositioning them into a more youthful location.

If a small amount of excess skin is present, energy-based therapies, such as Renuvion, can be added to tighten the skin and reduce the loose, hanging appearance. Renuvion uses a small electric current beneath the skin surface to cause shrinkage and tightening over time.

Combining Other Cosmetic Procedures With Chin Liposuction

Submental liposuction can be combined with other procedures, such as:

  • Facelift or neck lift: Addressing loose skin, lines, and wrinkles on the neck enhance the results of submental liposuction when these concerns are present.
  • Chin augmentation surgery: An overly prominent or weak chin and jawline can be improved at the same time excess fat is removed from under the chin.
  • Cosmetic ear, eye and nose surgery: Additional facial surgeries can provide comprehensive and customized results.

What Is Recovery Like Following Submental Liposuction?

Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the treated area are normal; these symptoms can be managed with pain medication. Recovery from chin liposuction is relatively quick, with most patients able to return to work and normal activities within a week or two, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for several weeks. Wearing a compression garment as directed by our surgeon helps to minimize swelling and supports the healing process.

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with submental liposuction, including infection, bleeding, asymmetry, nerve damage, and poor wound healing. However, these risks are rare when the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Weinfeld, in an accredited surgical facility.

What Results Can I Expect After Submental Liposuction?

As swelling subsides and the tissues take shape, patients can expect to see a more defined jawline and a reduction in the appearance of a double chin. The results of submental liposuction are usually visible immediately after the procedure, although some swelling will initially obscure the final outcome. With proper maintenance, including a healthy lifestyle and skincare regimen, the results of submental liposuction are typically long-lasting.

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Learn More About Submental Liposuction in Austin, Texas

Chin liposuction is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure for improving the appearance of the chin and neck by removing excess fat and sculpting more flattering contours. By targeting specific areas of concern, submental liposuction can help patients achieve a more youthful, defined, and balanced facial profile, enhancing their overall confidence and self-esteem.

If you’d like more information about submental liposuction in Austin, the cost of this procedure, and Dr. Weinfeld himself, call (512) 253-2845 and schedule your consultation today!

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This facility is only for cosmetic and non-insurance based procedures. If you seek insurance based treatments or reconstructive procedures, please search for Dr. Weinfeld in his other facility.

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