Chin Liposuction: What to Expect
When diet and exercise fail to deliver the physical results you desire, liposuction can offer an effective treatment for removing stubborn pockets of fat. The cosmetic treatment is less invasive than other forms of plastic surgery, and patients can benefit from fast results.
One common cosmetic problem that Dr. Suzanne Yee can treat with liposuction at her Little Rock, AR, plastic surgery center is a double chin. Even if you do not have the appearance of a second chin, fat deposits can leave your face looking less defined. Dr. Yee is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who can customize your liposuction treatment to deliver amazing results and a beautifully recontoured chin.
Am I a Candidate for Chin Liposuction?
A slender chin and elegant neckline are desirable attributes. If your chin is bulging due to unwanted fat deposits, Dr. Yee can use liposuction to artfully sculpt your chin into a more cosmetically pleasing shape.
Double chins are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Candidates for chin liposuction are often in their late 20s to early 50s and have tight and elastic skin. Liposuction alone will not address loose skin. If you have significant sagging of the skin around the neck, you may be a better candidate for a facelift. Sometimes, liposuction can be combined with another type of plastic surgery to deliver the desired cosmetic results.
If fatty deposits around your chin and neck leave you desiring a more slender profile, Dr. Yee can explain the potential benefits of chin liposuction during your cosmetic consultation in Little Rock.
How Is Chin Liposuction Performed?
Dr. Yee works with the advanced VASER system. The ultrasound-assisted technology uses ultrasound energy and tumescent liposuction to break down and emulsify fat cells near your chin so they can be safely removed through a long, thin tube called a cannula. VASER liposuction is performed using local anesthesia.
The advanced treatment option creates minimal postoperative pain, especially when compared to traditional liposuction. Dr. Yee can combine VASER liposuction with advanced J-Plasma skin tightening. This combination can be especially effective if you have loose skin below your chin. The chin-tightening treatment option uses helium plasma energy that is inserted into portions of your chin through small incisions.
Depending on your cosmetic needs, Dr. Yee also offers laser-assisted SmartLipo and VASER Hi-Definition. Dr. Yee is one of 12 surgeons in the country who has undergone the training necessary to use the muscle-defining liposuction treatment.
Recovery and Maintaining Your Results
Liposuction leaves scars that are small, and most patients do not notice them once they heal. Following your recovery guidelines carefully will ensure that you heal quickly and with the desired cosmetic results.
Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly can ensure that your chin remains slender and attractive. Skin laxity is an unavoidable part of the aging process. At some point in the future, if you notice that your skin near your chin is beginning to sag, Dr. Yee can explain the potential treatment options that can restore firmness to your neck and chin.
Contact Our Practice for More Information
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your chin, our team can help you determine if chin liposuction is an option for you. To learn more, or to schedule a visit at our Little Rock practice, call us at (501) 224-1044 or contact us online anytime.