Chin Liposuction Redlands
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In many cases, stubborn excess chin fat can only be removed through a surgical procedure like chin liposuction in Riverside. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or “lipo,” is a minimally invasive fat-reduction technique commonly performed on the belly, thighs, arms, chin, neck, and buttocks to eliminate flab.
What is Chin Liposuction?
Chin liposuction, also called chin lipo, is performed by Dr. Todd Rau to address double chin issues. These pockets of fat occur because adipose (fat) cells do not go away on their own; they only shrink. This explains why a double chin can persist long after you’ve otherwise been able to slim down to a healthier size.
This treatment is performed to remove excess fat and reshape the neck area. It is usually done alongside facelifts to create improved contouring and keep your features consistent and even.
Is Chin Liposuction Right for Me?
If you have unwanted flab on your neck and chin that diet and exercise alone cannot seem to eliminate, then chin liposuction is an option you might want to consider. However, keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, so you must already be at or near your goal weight and be able to avoid fluctuations.
This cosmetic procedure alone might not be able to address your issue if your skin is loose and not elastic. In that case, you might also need a neck lift.
If you have health problems like a weak immune system, diabetes, or heart disease, this surgery might be too risky for you. Also, you should be in good physical health and must not smoke in order to qualify as an ideal candidate for this facial contouring surgery.
Your Chin Liposuction Consultation
A typical consultation for chin lipoplasty involves a physical examination of your chin and neck areas. Dr. Rau will be asking questions about your health and lifestyle so that he can be well-informed before the procedure.
Depending on your overall aesthetic goals, he may also go over the possibility of pairing your chin liposuction procedure with other facial sculpting techniques, such as a facelift, neck lift, and/or jawline contouring. Additionally, Dr. Rau is an expert at conducting liposuction on the breasts, hips, arms, abdomen, flanks, buttocks, thighs, and more!
You may also be asked to do a couple of things to prepare for your treatment. These instructions might include diet restrictions and avoidance of alcohol. If you are taking supplements or medications, let Dr. Rau know.
What is Chin Liposuction Surgery Like?
Dr. Rau will map out the areas that need to be treated using a marker. Then, local anesthesia will be administered. A small incision will be made where the cannula will be inserted. Next, the cannula will be moved in a methodical, back-and-forth motion to loosen the fat tissue. This enables the tissue to be suctioned out through the cannula.
Depending on the technique and extensiveness of the treatment, the whole procedure could last for a few hours. After the operation, small tubes may be temporarily left in the incisions in order to let excess blood and fluid drain properly.
What is Recovery Like?
After chin liposuction, numbness, swelling, and bruising in the chin region are normal and should clear up after a few days. Analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs or ointment are given to help with post pain and discomfort. Normally, with proper care, you should be able to go back to work after just a week.
Benefits of Chin Liposuction
- Reduced double chin
- Improved jawline definition
- Enhanced facial proportions
- Minimally invasive
- Little to no discomfort with the aid of local anesthesia
- Outpatient surgery completed in just a few hours
- Short recovery and rapid improvements
- Long-term and powerful results when used alongside proper diet and exercise
- Easily paired with facelifts and other facial sculpting procedures
How Much Does Chin Liposuction Surgery Cost?
The total cost of chin liposuction depends on a lot of factors, including type of technique used, version of anesthesia administered, and extent of treatment. Find out more by scheduling a consultation or clicking our pricing guide.
Arrange Your Consultation
Explore your options regarding chin liposuction in Riverside by giving a quick call to Dr. Rau. Set up an appointment today so you can discuss your goals and expectations.