If you’ve ever been self-conscious about having a double chin, you’re not alone. Tens of thousands of men and women seek information on double chin removal every year. In recent years, the popularity of this procedure has absolutely skyrocketed — in large part due to it trending on social media platforms like TikTok.
Below, we’ll take a look at what double chin removal surgery (chin liposuction) really entails, including what a good candidate looks like, what the chin liposuction Dallas cost is, what to expect at every step of the procedure.
Table Of Contents
- What Is Chin Liposuction?
- Before and After Photos
- How Is Chin Liposuction Performed?
- After Chin Liposuction
- Chin Liposuction Cost Dallas
- Chin Liposuction Risks, Limitations, and Possible Complications
- Questions and answers
- Book Consultation
- Read patient reviews
What Is Chin Liposuction?
Also known as submental liposuction or double chin removal, chin liposuction is a procedure that removes fat from below the chin and along the neck. The procedure itself is minimally invasive and low risk. Local anesthetic is used, so the patient can be awake during the procedure but will be very comfortable and numb throughout the treatment area.
In addition to physically removing fat via liposuction, your Dallas plastic surgeon will also contour your chin, neck, and jawline, creating a natural-looking shape with a more defined silhouette.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Chin Liposuction in Dallas?
Anyone who is unhappy with the contours of their neck and chin area because of an excess amount of fat may be a good candidate for chin lipo in Dallas. It’s also important to have good skin elasticity.
The more elastic your skin is, the more likely it is to “bounce back” or retract after liposuction. Chin liposuction itself does not actually remove excess skin — just fat. Therefore, patients seeking loose skin removal on their chin and neck areas may require a chin tuck (submentoplasty) or a neck lift (lower rhytidectomy).
Finally, good candidates for chin liposuction should be non-smokers and in good overall physical health. It’s also best to be at a healthy, steady weight.
Before and After Photos
Benefits of Dallas Chin Liposuction
Submental liposuction offers numerous benefits, including:
- Removing excess fat and fullness from along the neckline and chin area
- Improving the appearance of a double chin
- Improving definition along the jawline
- Tightening the skin on the neck (for those with adequately elastic skin)
- Aesthetically improving the patient’s profile
Why Choose Dr. Raja Mohan?Patients choose Dallas chin liposuction cosmetic surgeon Dr. Raj for a variety of reasons. He trains and studies with the best in the industry as a peer and leader, and this commitment means that his patients are always able to benefit from advancements at the cutting edge of science and surgery. He is knowledgeable and personable and is known for both candor and compassion. He really cares about his patients and it shows, both in how he interacts with them as well as in the quality of patient care he provides. Ultimately, all roads end with the outcomes, and the reason most people choose Dr. Raj as their Dallas chin liposuction doctor is that he delivers results that speak for themselves.
Dr. Raj Mohan is a board-certified, aesthetic-fellowship-trained plastic surgeon.
How Is Chin Liposuction Performed?
Chin liposuction is performed like most other liposuction procedures. Your surgeon will begin by administering local anesthetic. Patients can be awake during chin liposuction. However, they will be sedated and comfortable, and the treatment area will be completely numb so that no pain or discomfort is experienced.
Once the area surrounding the chin, neck, and jawline is completely numb, your surgeon will make several small incisions. Generally speaking, one incision is made directly below the chin, and two more very small incisions are made — one below each ear.
It is through these incisions that your surgeon will insert a thin, blunt tube called a cannula. They will then move this sterile implement back and forth to agitate and dislodge the excess fat. The fat will be suctioned out of the treatment area as your surgeon contours and sculpts your neck and jawline.
Once liposuction is complete, your surgeon will close up your incisions and apply bandages and a neck garment. You will be monitored for a short period before being discharged to go home, along with a list of instructions on caring for your incisions and optimizing your recovery.
Preparing for Your Chin Liposuction Consultation
It’s good to go into your chin liposuction consultation prepared. Bring with you notes on your overall medical history, any questions you may have about the surgery, any pictures of yourself or others you think may help explain your goals, and a list of all medications and supplements you are taking.
At your consultation, Dr. Raj will ask you about your goals and discuss what you currently dislike about your chin and neck area. From there, he will examine your chin and neck and may draw on the area with a pen for reference.
The two of you will also discuss your medical history and, if Dr. Raj thinks you may be a good candidate for surgery, he will make recommendations on your best course of action. The two of you can discuss your surgery options, go over the risks of the procedure, and review your plans for anesthesia and pain management.
What to Expect After Chin Liposuction
Chin Liposuction Recovery
Recovery from liposuction is relatively quick and pain-free. If you do experience some soreness, it will be on the first day or two. From there, your discomfort should be mild or non-existent. You will, however, experience swelling and bruising.
Patients often want to know how long they’ll have to wear a chin strap after liposuction. This varies from patient to patient, usually depending on the quality of your skin.
If you are young and have good skin elasticity, you may not have to wear a chin strap for as long as a more mature patient with poor skin elasticity would. That’s because the chin strap helps the skin retract and tighten up as you heel. Without it, the procedure may remove excess fat, but the skin can remain loose. Patients with poor skin elasticity need a bit of extra help in this area.
Overall, it’s important to rest and relax during chin liposuction recovery. Take it easy, eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of fluids and not too much salt, avoid alcohol, don’t smoke, and refrain from exposing your incision sites to the sun.
Finally, don’t lift anything heavy or exercise during your initial recovery period. Instead, wait to get exercise clearance from your surgeon. Most patients are able to return to work and many of their regular daily activities after one week at the most.
How to Sleep After Chin Liposuction
You should sleep on your back with your head slightly elevated for around one to two weeks after surgery. Propping your upper body up on a few pillows is usually the best way to do this. Alternatively, you may choose to use a wedge pillow or sleep in a recliner.
Chin Liposuction Results
If you want to know how long to see results from chin liposuction, remember this varies. Some patients may recover quickly and see their results in just three weeks. For others, swelling may linger longer, which means they won’t see significant results for up to six weeks. For nearly all patients, all swelling won’t be gone until around the three-month mark.
Chin Liposuction Cost Dallas
We’re commonly asked, “How much does liposuction cost in Dallas?” And while estimates range from around $3,000 to $5,000, on average, the answer is not simple.
That’s because costs vary from patient to patient. Factors such as the extent of liposuction needed, the anesthesia the patient chooses, and the possibility of additional procedures all influence the total chin liposuction cost.
If, for example, a patient needs extensive liposuction and also needs their skin tightened, the price will be higher. Likewise, all surgeons charge different amounts for their care. And in addition to varying surgeon’s fees, anesthesiologist fees and surgical facility or hospital fees may be drastically different as well.
Finally, the chin liposuction cost Dallas patients pay will be slightly higher than in other parts of the state. That’s because high cost of living areas (like Dallas) tend to see higher surgery costs. At the same time, more thoroughly trained and experienced surgeons are located in cities like Dallas, so you’ll be receiving top-quality care and optimal outcomes for your procedure here.
Chin Liposuction Risks, Limitations, and Possible Complications
Like any surgery, submental liposuction does come with certain risks, limitations, and possible complications. Although these are rare, it’s important to know about them before moving forward with surgery. Possible risks associated with chin liposuction include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Blood clots
- Excessive pain
- Swelling that won’t go away
- Nerve injury
- Wounds that don’t heal well
- Complications related to anesthesia
- An asymmetrical outcome
- An unfavorable outcome
- Noticeable scarring
Dallas Chin Liposuction FAQs
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No matter how much patients exercise and diet to lose unwanted fat, sometimes a stubborn double chin simply won’t go away naturally. This is when double chin liposuction procedure may be your only solution. The surgery is quick and has a high success rate. Patients are overwhelmingly ecstatic about their results, and the recovery is fast. You’ll be able to see your new chin in a matter of weeks.
If you would like to find out if you’re a good candidate for double chin liposuction in Dallas, contact our office today and book a consultation appointment with Dr. Raja Mohan. Dr. Mohan is a board-certified, aesthetic fellowship-trained plastic surgeon. He’s the experienced surgeon for chin liposuction Dallas patients trust.
Contact us today to book your consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!