Submental liposuction is a procedure in which a small tube called a cannula (about the size of a cocktail straw) and suction are used to remove excess fatty tissue located underneath your chin. If you have unwanted fat under your chin, this procedure can help you. During your consultation, Dr. Sullivan will determine if this procedure will best address your concerns.
Chin Liposuction Procedure
Highlighting the jawline by submental liposuction may be done as an isolated procedure or in combination with a lower facelift or chin augmentation surgery. Dr. Michael Sullivan makes an inconspicuous incision just under your chin, and then he uses liposuction to remove the excess fatty cells. The incision is virtually invisible when fully healed, as there is often a fold or crease at the location where he places the incision.
Chin Liposuction Post-Op Results
The amount of improvement varies slightly for each patient, but you can expect to see a marked improvement after the procedure. There may be some swelling right after the surgery, but it subsides quickly.
Submental liposuction will help you get rid of a double chin, but it will not improve any jowling you may have. Oftentimes, submental liposuction is used to enhance the results of a lower facelift.
CoolSculpting and Kybella injections are other options to consider for addressing excess fat under the chin. Each procedure has advantages and disadvantages which Dr. Sullivan will thoroughly explain during your consultation.
The Sullivan Difference
We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. We are not here to simply sell you a new product or service. Our prescriptive skin care approach provides you with a highly-customized solution that meet your specific needs. Dr. Michael Sullivan, an internationally renowned plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, will evaluate you, listen to your concerns, and then guides you to the optimal treatment regimen. Our skin care specialist will serve as your personal concierge throughout the process to answer your questions, address your concerns, and teach you how to properly care for your skin.