Eliminate Your Double Chin Once and For All!
Exploring Submental Liposuction And Surgery Options
At Wellspring Plastic Surgery, our goal is to empower positive change. We love to help you identify the areas that make you feel self-conscious, then we can work together to improve on those areas. The result is you feel confident and look your best. For many of you, your double chin is the area you’d like to work on. We know that if you’re self-conscious of your double chin, it can make you want to wear only a few necklines, or maybe you need to have a full face of makeup and contour all the time. Enough covering your chin with darker contour! We can help! We love submentoplasty (neck lift) with submental liposuction or perhaps submental liposuction alone.
Understanding The Double Chin
A double chin, also known as submental fat or sometimes called submental fullness, refers to the layer of fat that accumulates beneath the chin. This pocket of fat results in a sagging or “double” appearance. And why does this happen? Well, many factors can contribute to this:
- Excess weight: Being overweight or obese can contribute to the development of a double chin, as the excess fat may accumulate in the chin and neck area.
- Aging: As a person ages, the skin loses elasticity, and the muscles and tissues in the chin area may weaken. This can lead to the appearance of a double chin.
- Genetics: Some individuals may be genetically predisposed to storing fat in the chin area, making them more prone to developing a double chin.
- Posture and muscle tone: Poor posture and weak chin and neck muscles can contribute to a double chin’s appearance.
While a double chin is generally harmless and doesn’t indicate any serious health issues, you might want to reduce its appearance to be more comfortable with your appearance and profile. Common methods for addressing a double chin include weight loss through diet and exercise, facial exercises that target the chin and neck area, and cosmetic procedures such as liposuction, chin liposuction, or injectable treatments like Kybella (deoxycholic acid) that can help reduce submental fat.
A double chin can have an impact on your profile, altering the appearance of your face and neck from the side view. Here are a few ways a double chin can affect your profile:
- Facial contour: A double chin can disrupt the smooth contour of the jawline and neck. Instead of a defined, angular profile, excess fat beneath the chin can create a more rounded or “bulging” appearance. This often makes you look chubbier than you are! No, thanks!
- Neck length and definition: A double chin can make the neck appear shorter and less defined. It can blur the distinction between the jawline and the neck, resulting in a less youthful and sculpted profile.
- Facial balance: A double chin can throw off the balance and proportion of your facial features. It may draw attention away from other desirable facial features, such as the cheekbones or eyes.
- Self-esteem and confidence: A double chin can negatively impact self-esteem and confidence. It may make you self-conscious about your appearance and affect your overall well-being. We can help empower positive change and boost your self-esteem.
Double Chin Liposuction: A Surgical Solution
Submental liposuction is the removal of fat under the chin. Submental liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that targets the area under the chin and jawline to remove excess fat and improve the contour and definition of the neck and lower face. A thin tube called a cannula is inserted through small incisions to suction out unwanted fat deposits. The procedure aims to reduce the appearance of a double chin, create a more sculpted jawline, and enhance overall facial harmony. Submental liposuction is typically performed as a standalone procedure or sometimes with other facial rejuvenation techniques to achieve optimal results.
Combining Submental Liposuction With Genioplasty
When a patient is committed to redefining their jawline, combining submental liposuction with genioplasty is often a great option. Genioplasty, which is sometimes called chin augmentation, involves reshaping or repositioning the chin to achieve better facial harmony and balance. It is not an implant, but rather the jaw is repositioned.
So, why do both of these procedures together? First and foremost, these procedures can significantly improve facial aesthetics. A well-proportioned chin and a sculpted jawline contribute to a more symmetrical and attractive face, enhancing overall facial harmony. When a patient gets this done, the boost in self-esteem and increase in confidence can be life-changing. Sometimes patients get a functional benefit from genioplasty; individuals with a recessed or weak chin may sometimes have issues with speech, breathing, or chewing. When we correct the position or shape of the chin, genioplasty can help alleviate these functional difficulties and improve overall oral health.
Remember, genioplasty is a permanent solution to a weak jawline; it is not an injectable or implant. At Wellspring Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons are experts in this combination of procedures. We know that by giving patients the profile and balance they desire, we are empowering positive change in their lives.
Submental Chin Surgery: Achieving a Defined Jawline
Submentoplasty, also known as a neck lift or submental rejuvenation, is a surgical procedure that targets the area under the chin and jawline to improve the appearance of the neck and lower face. It specifically addresses concerns such as excess fat, loose skin, and muscle laxity in the submental region.
During a submentoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions either under the chin or behind the ears, depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual’s specific needs. The incisions are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring. Through these incisions, the surgeon can perform various techniques to enhance the appearance of the neck and jawline, which may include:
- Liposuction: Excess fat is removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This helps contour the neck and reduce the appearance of a double chin or fullness under the chin.
- Platysmaplasty: The platysma muscles in the neck may be tightened or repositioned. This helps improve the definition of the jawline and reduce the appearance of vertical neckbands.
- Skin tightening: Excess skin may be excised or repositioned to achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance. The remaining skin is carefully draped to create a more defined jawline and eliminate sagging.
- Neck muscle suspension: In some cases, we may use sutures or other techniques to suspend the neck muscles and provide additional support for the underlying structures, enhancing the overall contour and tightness of the neck.
The specifics of the procedure will vary depending on your individual needs and your surgeon’s preferred techniques. Submentoplasty can be performed as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures like facelifts or chin augmentation to achieve more comprehensive results.
Recovery time can vary, but patients typically experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort for a few days following the procedure. We’ll give you instructions for post-op care and follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process.
It’s important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to assess your suitability for submentoplasty and to discuss the procedure in detail. The surgeon will evaluate your goals, medical history, and facial anatomy to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns and helps you achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Combining Submental Surgery with Facials, Tox Injections, Microneedling, And More
Liposuction, or a neck lift with liposuction, will make a profound difference in your double chin, your profile, and your confidence. But the proverbial icing on the cake? It’s adding non-surgical aesthetic treatments. We own MiraBelle Spa and offer multiple facial options, tox injections, or microneedling for your neck. The lines in your neck that may seem permanent? Yeah, we can help!
Choosing the Right Surgeon and Consultation Process
Deciding to get a neck lift with or without submental liposuction is a major decision! We encourage you to think about your goals and want you to be empowered as you make these positive changes.
When considering submental liposuction, it’s important to ask the following questions during your consultation with a plastic surgeon:
- Qualifications and Experience:
- Are you board-certified in plastic surgery? Which board(s) are you certified by? We want to remind you that both of the surgeons at Wellspring are board-certified. We wouldn’t have it any other way!
- How many years of experience do you have performing submental liposuction?
- Can you provide before-and-after photos of previous submental liposuction patients you have treated?
- Procedure Details:
- What technique do you use for submental liposuction? Are there different options available?
- How long does the procedure typically take?
- What type of anesthesia will be used, and what are the associated risks?
- Recovery and Results:
- What can I expect during the recovery period? How long is the typical recovery time?
- Are there any specific aftercare instructions I should follow?
- What kind of results can I expect, and how long will it take to see the final outcome?
- Patient Satisfaction and Follow-up:
- Can you provide references or patient testimonials from individuals who have undergone submental liposuction with you?
- How frequently do you see patients for follow-up visits after the procedure?
- What measures do you take to ensure patient satisfaction?
- What is the total cost of the procedure, including pre-operative tests, surgical fees, anesthesia, and post-operative care?
Remember, this list serves as a starting point, and you should feel comfortable asking any additional questions you may have during your consultation. Whether you’re working with Dr. Cone or Dr. Langevin they will take the time to address your concerns and provide you with all the necessary information to make an informed decision.
Submental Liposuction And Surgery With Wellspring Plastic Surgery
If you’re exploring permanent solutions to your double chin or neck concerns, Wellspring Plastic Surgery can help! We have solutions that will give you lasting results. Our work with MiraBelle Spa means every aspect of your neck rejuvenation is covered! We encourage you to book your consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, and let’s explore how you can look and feel your best!