Chin liposuction, also known as double chin surgery, is a simple surgical procedure used to remove excess fat from below the jaw, as well as in the cheeks and jowls. This common cosmetic procedure continues to be a popular treatment in the UK, as it offers many benefits and exceptional results that can be life-changing.
If you have a stubborn double chin that you struggle to get rid of, chin liposuction is a procedure that can help. The surgical procedure aims to target excess fat around the skin that may be minimising the definition in your jawline, providing patients with a more youthful and rejuvenating look.
How Does Chin Liposuction Work?
A thin cannula is inserted into different areas of the treatment area and moved back and forth.
This motion helps break down the fat, and the loosened fat cells are then sucked out of the body. Although it may sound daunting, the cannula is very thin. Therefore, only small incisions are made in the treatment area.
Depending on the complexity of the treatment, the surgery can take anywhere from 45 minutes up to two hours.
Is Chin Liposuction Permanent?
The effects of chin liposuction are permanent. However, if a patient gains a significant amount of weight, the excess fat can target the treatment area. Therefore, to maintain the results of the procedure, patients must maintain a consistent weight. This will be discussed during your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Chin Liposuction?
There are some qualities that make a client the ideal candidate for chin liposuction. Ideally, you will have good overall health. If you have excess fat on your jawline or neck, causing a double chin, you will be able to achieve incredible results with the treatment. Clients whose skin has good elasticity will also achieve better results rather than those who don't.
Please note that chin liposuction is a cosmetic procedure. Therefore, it is not available on the NHS. Luckily, the treatment is available from reputable clinics like The McIndoe Centre. Our specialists determine whether you are a good candidate for the treatment during your initial consultation. Not only does it allow our consultants to better understand your cosmetic goals, but it is also a brilliant opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.
Chin Liposuction Before and After
Chin liposuction offers incredible results. Patients will enjoy a new look as their face and jawline become more defined. Before the treatment, the chin will appear larger. Some may have a lot of sagging skin which creates a double chin. After the treatment, the skin will become tighter, the appearance of a double chin will be minimised, and the results can give clients a youthful-looking appearance.
Take a look at some of the benefits associated with chin liposuction below:
- Reduced-fat in areas where diet and exercise have no effect
- Defined face shape
- Enhances body image and confidence
- Boosts self-esteem
- Removes stubborn fat cells
Chin Liposuction Recovery and Aftercare
After your surgery, you may experience some bruising and swelling. The skin may also feel tight, but these symptoms are normal so try not to worry. Recovery can take up to one week, and you should be able to return to work after your recovery time is over. There are a few aftercare dos and don'ts that you should be aware of to aid your recovery. Familiarise yourself with the list below:
- Don't take medication that could cause bruising like blood thinners
- Do use a cold compress to ease swelling of the treatment area
- Don’t bend over or lift heavy items for the first few days after treatment
- Do sleep with your head elevated
Following these steps above will help aid your recovery so you can achieve exceptional results and return to your daily life as soon as possible. Aftercare will be discussed during your consultation.
Chin Liposuction Risks and Side Effects
Like all cosmetic procedures, there are some potential risks and side effects associated with chin liposuction. Therefore, it’s important to familiarise yourself with them before going through with the treatment. Take a look at the list of potential risks and side effects below:
- Skin becomes more sensitive
- Frequent discomfort
- Nerve injury
- Asymmetry of facial features
To aid your recovery after surgery, you should ask your doctor what you can do to minimise your risk of complications. Although side effects are rare, you should seek medical assistance if you are experiencing any of these side effects above.
Chin Liposuction Cost
The average cost of chin liposuction in the UK varies between £2000 to £4000. The final price will be influenced by several factors such as the clinic you choose, the surgeon and the complexity of the treatment area. It can be a large upfront cost. However, some clinics offer several finance options to help you pay for your treatment, much like our payment plans here at The McIndoe Centre. This cost of chin liposuction should include - information regarding aftercare, general anaesthetic and an experienced surgeon. Always do your research to make sure you choose a clinic with the correct qualifications.
Book a Chin Liposuction Consultation
If you want to go ahead with chin liposuction, The McIndoe Centre can help. Our team of highly skilled consultants work closely with their clients to understand their cosmetics goals and help them find the best course of action. At The McIndoe Centre, we believe everyone deserves to feel confident in the skin they are in. We are proud to say our clinic is home to some of the UK’s most esteemed consultants and exceptional facilities. Please read some of our patient stories to see what our past clients have said about our services.
Speak to one of our friendly team members today about booking a consultation. Our consultations allow us to get to know you and understand your cosmetic goals. As well as finding you the best course of action, our consultants take time to guide you through each step of the treatment process - so you feel as comfortable as possible.
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If you are thinking about having cosmetic surgery, here are some important questions that you should ask yourself to help you make the decision that is right for you.
- What do I want to change and why do I want to have surgery?
- Have I considered all the options?
- Can surgery give me the results I want?
- Am I expecting the surgery to change my life as well as my appearance?
- Is now the right time?
Having surgery is a big decision
Planning your long-term goals with your consultant, and researching the procedure, will reinforce whether surgery is the right option for you.Surgery is not without risk so you should be sure in your reasons for wanting to go ahead. It is important that your expectations are realistic and that the advantages to you always outweigh the risk of surgery.
Take this checklist to your consultation with the surgeon performing the procedure. Discuss each topic with your surgeon to help you make the decision that is right for you before having surgery.
Having surgery is a big decision
Think carefully before having cosmetic surgery
Never feel rushed or pressured into giving your consent. Be wary of surgeons or staff who try to convince you to go ahead. Take plenty of time to make your decision.
We strongly advise you take at least two weeks after your consultation with the surgeon performing the procedure to think things through before surgery.