Facelifts are often viewed as the only method for redefining the face. Liposuction in the facial area, specifically chin liposuction, however, offers an alternative that more and more people are pursuing.
In today’s society, reversing the signs of aging is a major goal for many people. From Hollywood stars to soccer moms in minivans, everyone wants to look and feel younger than their age.
For some people, using a new brand of makeup or a new haircut is enough to make you feel young again. For others, the only alternative is plastic surgery. We have all heard of facelifts and brow lifts, but the neck can show age too. That is why some people are now opting for liposuction for the chin area to slow the aging process on their lower face.
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What is Chin Liposuction?
Chin liposuction is a procedure which removes fat from under the chin and in the neck, in order to reduce the size of this area. This procedure can help those who suffer from the effects of aging or obesity, as it adds definition to the face and chin.
Chin Liposuction Process
Doctors can perform liposuction through a small cut in the inside of your mouth, so there is no scarring or through a small cut externally. The basic idea, however, is to remove the pockets of fatty material that no amount of exercise will ever touch.
A defined chin goes a long way to making a person look younger than they really are.
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Who is a Candidate for Chin Liposuction?
To see if you are a candidate for chin liposuction, you will want to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon. He or she will take a look at your face and see if you will benefit from this type of neck
lift surgery, and will assess you to see if you are in the proper health for any surgical procedure. Since this surgery does require an invasive procedure, you will be under anesthesia for the submental liposuction.
Risks and After-Effects of Chin Liposuction
There are risks with this type of liposuction, just as there are risks with any surgical procedure. Swelling, bruising and infection in the incision site are just a few of the side effects that can happen while having submental liposuction performed on your body.
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After-effects can include a lumpy appearance and other unwanted effects, so be sure to find a certified plastic surgeon to perform your surgery.
Question your surgeon thoroughly about costs and other items regarding your surgery before having it performed. It is not covered by health insurance, as it is a cosmetic procedure.
Contact Us Today at Athré Facial Plastics
So many different types of surgeries are available to make you look younger (or even just slimmer) facially. Choosing the right one for you may seem difficult. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon about your individual case, and find out if chin liposuction is the right course of action for your facial surgery needs.
Contact us now: Athré Facial Plastics