You see them everywhere. They grace the scenes of your favorite movies, stare at you from magazines in the checkout lane, and wow you with their style and flare on social media.
They’re celebrities. No matter what you want to call them — starlets, legends, superstars — in every shot and frame, they look their best. But how? Is there no one in Hollywood who has a bit of acne? Maybe a problem with dry brittle hair? Crooked teeth? Or perhaps a double chin?
This last mystery, as it turns out, has been cracked wide open. Because if you think that every beautifully chiseled celebrity was born with an equally chiseled jawline, it turns out you’re quite mistaken.
So, how do celebrities get rid of double chin fat?
Answer: Most get chin liposuction.
Also known as submental liposuction, chin liposuction involves several small incisions made along the jawline (usually directly below the chin and behind the ears). A cannula is then inserted to remove the excess fat, and the incisions are closed to finalize the procedure. Though swelling and some bruising and light soreness accompanies recovery, the results of chin lipo can be outstanding for many patients (including celebs).
Celebrity Chin Liposuction Before and After Photos
The list of celebrities who’ve either had plastic surgery or are thought to have had plastic surgery is … long. And while many celebs are rather tight-lipped about their decision to have work done, many are completely open about it.
Here are three such celebrities — each one has had chin lipo or similar to create a more chiseled jawline and attractive facial profile.
1. Susan Sarandon
The star of cult films such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Thelma and Louise, along with many other blockbusters, has admitted multiple times to having liposuction on her face. Although she’s still retained the classy, glowing appearance she’s always had, the liposuction does seem to have freshened her appearance without looking unnatural.
2. Clay Aiken
The story of Clay Aiken’s plastic surgery starts with a medical condition called TMJ, temporomandibular joint dysfunction. While undergoing surgery to treat this issue (which affects the jaw and mouth), the American Idol star reportedly asked the surgeons to do a little liposuction on his chin as well. While many celebrities aren’t willing to talk publicly about plastic surgery, Aiken has been completely open with his choice to undergo chin lipo as well as a nose job (rhinoplasty).
3. Khloe Kardashian
Technically, Khloe had Kybella injections to improve her chin, but the effect of these injectables was very similar to chin liposuction. Excess fat beneath the chin disappears, and you’re left with a more chiseled jawline as you can see in her photos. Keep in mind that while Kybella can work for some people, chin liposuction offers faster, more permanent results and only requires one procedure visit.
7 Commonly Asked Questions About Chin Liposuction
We get a lot of questions about submental liposuction when patients come in for consultations. Here are some of the top questions we get asked, along with our responses.
1. Is chin lipo worth it?
Nearly all patients who undergo this procedure say they love their results. Diet and exercise cannot usually target fat beneath the chin. This procedure can remove this unwanted fat while still providing natural results.
2. How much does chin liposuction cost?
Most procedures cost anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000. Prices will vary depending on the geographical location of your procedure, who your surgeon is, and the extent of liposuction (or other procedures) that you plan on having.
Keep in mind that health insurance doesn’t cover liposuction, so all costs will be out-of-pocket. You should be able to get an estimate on the cost of your surgery at your consultation appointment.
3. What’s chin liposuction after 1 week like?
Most patients are feeling good after one week of recovery. They are usually back at work or school, though residual swelling may be present. Bruising should be gone.
For more information on daily and weekly recovery timelines, look up some personal patient testimonials. Many patient-made videos and blog posts focus on chin liposuction recovery day by day and can help you know what to expect after your surgery.
4. How long does it take for chin liposuction to heal?
Most patients are fairly recovered from double chin removal via lipo after one week or less. Although swelling, bruising, and some discomfort does accompany chin liposuction recovery, it’s a relatively painless experience for most people, especially when compared with some other cosmetic surgeries.
5. How long after chin lipo do you see results?
It can take about one to three months to see your complete results from this procedure. You should be able to see some results right away, but keep in mind that you’ll have a lot of swelling as well. You’ll need to take this into account as you track your appearance. Over time, the swelling will dissipate, and your new, slimmer jaw and neckline will be exposed.
6. What can you not do after chin liposuction?
Chin liposuction recovery is a small surgery, but it is surgery, which means you’ll need to take it easy for several days afterward. For the first few days, especially, avoid lifting anything heavy, don’t do any physical exercise, and resist the urge to continually remove your bandages to see your results.
Once you are feeling up to it, inquire with Dr. Mohan about restarting an exercise routine. In the meantime, it’s okay to get up and do some very light stretching or go for a walk to promote circulation. Not everyone heals at the same rate, so pay attention to your body, alert Dr. Mohan if you notice any troubling symptoms, and allow your body to heal.
7. How painful is chin liposuction?
The procedure itself will not be painful because you’ll be numbed and made comfortable. After the initial numbness from surgery has worn off, however, you may start to feel some dull pain and general soreness. Pain medication can be prescribed for this, and the pain should start to disappear in just a few days.
Schedule a Chin Liposuction Consultation Appointment
Chin liposuction can be a game-changer for many men and women. It can completely alter your facial profile and leave you feeling fresh, youthful, and stunning — just like your favorite celebs.
To find out more about double chin removal with liposuction and to see if you’re a good candidate for surgery, please call us today to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Raja Mohan.