A double chin is prominent and stubborn. A common cosmetic concern, double chins affect patients of all ages – and can also worsen as the years pass. If you’ve tried diet and exercise and are still struggling with submental fullness, learn more about double chin treatment options to find one that fits your needs. Chin liposuction is a lunchtime procedure with long-term results. Sculpt your profile and regain confidence.
Chin liposuction addresses excess fat below the chin and at the top of the neck. This accomplishes a few different treatment goals:
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure and can be used across the body. Chin liposuction is an especially appealing treatment because the fat is easy to access and the incisions are easily hidden. Treatment can be completed quickly with only minimal downtime.
While every patient is unique, your chin liposuction will follow an approximation of these treatment steps:
Chin liposuction is tailored to the patient so that their results suit their overall appearance and cosmetic goals. Results are long-term and will last for years to come.
Laser liposuction is appropriate for patients who are experiencing both a double chin and sagging, loose skin below the chin and/or on the neck. The laser helps tighten and lift the skin to create a clean line from the chin to the neck. Ask Dr. Alkadri whether laser liposuction might be ideal for you at your consultation.
Most individuals unhappy with a double chin are good liposuction candidates. That said, there are a variety of preferences and goals to consider when determining your ideal double chin treatment. Schedule a consultation to learn more about the treatment plan that best fits your needs in a private, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Alkadri.
Yes, there are nonsurgical treatment options available. Hinsdale Vein and Laser offers Kybella, a series of injections that dissolves fat in the chin so that it is able to safely dissipate. If you are interested in Kybella, schedule a consultation to learn whether you are a candidate.
Chin liposuction has limited risks and few instances of infection. The most important way to minimize your safety risks is to select an experienced, qualified provider. Dr. Alkadri is an interventional radiologist with decades of experience in minimally invasive cosmetic and medical procedures.
It is also important to follow your post-procedure instructions carefully and contact the office if anything is out of the ordinary or you have questions.
Chin lipo typically takes only 30 minutes, making it a minimal commitment procedure. You are able to return home immediately afterwards and there is no clinic or hospital stay required.
The treatment area is numbed with local anesthetic prior to liposuction, so the patient does not experience discomfort during the procedure. We also offer sedation to patients seeking the most relaxing experience possible. Dr. Alkadri will prescribe oral pain medication for the recovery period.
Most patients are able to return to work within a few days. Light activity is also possible within a few days. A compression bandage is worn for the first day, and then a lighter bandage for the few days following. This helps ensure that the skin heals evenly and smoothly, and the tissues below the chin gently tighten. There may be some swelling for up to 2-4 weeks, depending on the patient. Swelling is typically minimal and any bruising is minimal as well.
Follow your aftercare instructions and get in touch if any questions arise.
Results will be immediately visible following treatment. They will continue to improve as the swelling decreases in the weeks to follow.
Liposuction aims to provide long-term results. The aging process will continue, and it is possible for fat to regather in the chin area at some point in the future. Talk to Dr. Alkadri about what you can expect to see in the years to come following your liposuction.
Each patient is unique, and their treatment follows suit. Chin liposuction cost varies and will be higher if the patient chooses to add on laser treatment and/or sedation. Dr. Alkadri and our team will outline expected treatment costs and payment options before you begin treatment.
*Please note that there is a nonrefundable $100 deposit required for liposuction consultations. This will be applied to the procedure cost.