Surgical facelifts are often viewed as the only method for surgically redefining the face. However, other procedures such as liposuction, offer an alternative that more and more people are beginning to pursue.
In today’s society, aging gracefully may seem like an unattainable goal. From Hollywood stars to soccer moms in minions, everyone wants to look and feel younger than their age. For some people, using a new brand of makeup or going to the salon for a new haircut can be enough to make them feel that youthful glow. For others, the only alternative is plastic surgery. We have all heard of facelifts and brow lifts, but the chin and neck are some of the first places to show signs of aging. This is why many people are now opting for liposuction in the chin area to slow down signs of aging as visible on their lower face.
Chin liposuction is a procedure where fat is removed from under the chin and in the neck in order to reduce this area in size. This procedure can help those who suffer from the negative effects of aging, such as sagging skin or wrinkles, or obesity, as it adds definition to the face and chin.
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Liposuction in this area can be performed through a small incision in the inside of your mouth, or through a small external cut, so that there is minimal scarring. The basic idea is to remove the pockets of fatty material that no amount of exercise will ever fix. A defined chin goes a long way in making a person appear younger than they really are.
To see if you are an ideal candidate for a chin liposuction procedure, you will want to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon. He or she will take a look at your face and see if you could benefit from this type of neck/chin lift surgery. They will then assess you to see if you are in the proper health for any surgical procedure. Since this surgery is slightly invasive, you will be under anesthesia for the submental liposuction (liposuction via small incisions).
This type of liposuction has its risks, as does any surgical procedure. Swelling, bruising, and infection in the incision site are a few of the side effects that can happen while undergoing submental liposuction treatment. Make sure you select a qualified and certified plastic surgeon with experience in this procedure to perform your surgery.
Since this procedure is a cosmetic procedure, it is not covered by health insurance, so question your surgeon thoroughly about costs beforehand.
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With all of the different types of surgery available to help you look younger with more defined facial features, it may seem hard to choose which one is right for you. Contact Athré Facial Plastics today about your individual goals, and find out if chin liposuction is the right course of action for your facial surgery needs.