Everyone has a little fat and tissue underneath their skin, but some patients struggle with a little extra. Whether the result of aging, weight loss, or genetics, it can cause you to look heavier than you are in pictures and in the mirror. Diet and exercise don’t always do the trick, so it’s a good thing to explore your best options for refining your jawline and your features if you’re looking for solutions. Liposuction is one of the most effective ways to reduce fat and enhance the natural contours of the body, and here are some reasons to opt for a procedure to reduce a double chin.
Minimal scarring, minimal downtime
Although liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure, it requires only small, easily-hidden incisions underneath the chin. Through these small incisions, a cannula and surgical vacuum can effectively break up fat underneath the skin and remove it through gentle suction. This process can be performed in-office with local anesthesia, meaning you can return home immediately afterwards. Depending on your results, you’ll only need one or two days of downtime to recover from some bruising and swelling.
Despite some swelling, most patients notice fat reduction immediately after their liposuction procedure, versus non-surgical options like Kybella® which can require multiple sessions and a few weeks before results begin to show. This makes liposuction a great option if you have a busy schedule and would be unable to attend multiple injection treatments. Your liposuction results will only continue to refine over the course of a few months after your treatment as your body adjusts and your skin settles into its new contours. But, you’ll enjoy your sharper jawline shortly after your minimal recovery.
Long-term fat reduction
Many patients are concerned about their long-term results when it comes to fat reduction, since weight gain later on is always a possibility. However, with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise, most patients see many years of results when it comes to their new profile. This is because liposuction can remove the fat cells, meaning they can no longer swell with weight gain. If you do gain weight in the future, you may not see fatty volume underneath the chin after liposuction, meaning you can enjoy your results in the long-term.
You’ve got some options when it comes to submental fat, but liposuction is one of the most effective treatments available. To begin planning your liposuction procedure, contact our Fayetteville office by calling or filling out our online form. Dr. Taylor can consult on your goals for liposuction and create the right treatment plan for you.