Submental Liposuction
Excess fat under the chin is very common; in fact, many people may even inherit this condition. This doesn’t have to be a double chin; it can simply appear as a puffy or drooping area of localized fat and excess skin. Oftentimes, this condition makes a person look unfairly overweight by obscuring the jawline. Submental liposuction is an effective procedure to remove unwanted chin fat and restore a more aesthetic jaw, neck angle.
Areas of Improvement
Results will Last
Once the fat is removed it doesn’t come back.
Recovery Time
2-7 days
Recovery Process
There may be some swelling right after the surgery, but it subsides quickly. Temporary numbness of the skin may last several weeks.

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.

The specific risk and possible complications as they relate to submental liposuction will be discussed at your initial consultation.
His professional training and peer reviews are outstanding. That said, I had no prior cosmetic procedure experience so this was all a leap of faith for me. He made me feel comfortable with my decision and was straight forward with his answers. Don’t go in to any surgeon and say make me look like ‘this’. Go in with the expectation that he or she will make you look the best you. I would highly recommend Dr. Sullivan to be that surgeon.
Submental Liposuction
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