Will I Have a Chin Liposuction Scar?

Chin liposuction removes unwanted fat from beneath the chin and along the jawline. The procedure can produce outstanding results for both men and women, including patients of all ages and body types. 

Still, many potential patients are concerned about the possibility having a chin liposuction scar. After all, most people don’t want others knowing they’ve had work done. And even if you don’t mind, you certainly don’t want chin lipo scars marring your results. 

So, does double chin liposuction leave a scar? 

The answer is yes and no. Let’s take a closer look.

Does Chin Lipo Leave Scars?

Chin lipo scar Yes, scars after submental liposuction (chin lipo) are inevitable. The good news is that your scars will be extremely small, and in many cases, barely visible.

This is because the incisions required for chin liposuction surgery are very small. Likewise, Dr. Raj is adept at hiding these incisions so that they are barely noticeable in the first place and so that they heal very well and blend in with the rest of your skin.

Of course, for optimal scar healing after double chin removal, it is important that you follow your postoperative care instructions at home.

How Long Does Chin Lipo Take to Fully Heal?

Chin liposuction recovery generally takes about two weeks. After this point, your incisions should be healed, you should be back at work, and you can generally slide right back into your normal daily activities, including exercise. 

With that said, every patient is different, so it’s important to attend all of your chin lipo follow-up appointments with Dr. Mohan and pay attention to his guidelines explicitly.

For most patients, chin liposuction after 1 week means healed scars, no pain, and reduced swelling. Of course, you’ll still need to wait several weeks more for all of the swelling to go down. Puffiness will persist for several weeks, which can hide your results. As the swelling and inflammation finally reduce, you’ll see your new jaw and neckline take shape.

Do Lipo Scars Go Away?

Yes, over time, your lipo scars will fade and flatten. Of course, this will only happen if you follow your aftercare instructions closely. Patients who do not eat a healthy diet, return to exercise too soon, don’t wear their chin strap compression garment, and do other things to compromise their results may end up with scars that persist and are noticeable.

In order for your scars to fade and flatten as much as possible, you should:

  • Not exert yourself too soon after surgery (don’t exercise too soon)
  • Eat a healthy diet that is low in sodium (sodium can cause more swelling)
  • Drink plenty of fluids (to reduce inflammation)
  • Not expose your incision sites to the sun (ultraviolet rays can exacerbate scarring and make scars more noticeable)

What Can You Do to Minimize the Appearance of a Chin Liposuction Scar?

Chin Liposuction ScarThere are several ways to minimize the appearance of chin liposuction scars.

First, we cannot drive home the importance of following your postoperative care instructions enough. Do everything that your plastic surgeon tells you to, and make rest and downtime your priority — especially over the first two weeks.

Second, make sure you stay out of the sun. If you must be in the sun and expose your incision sites to the sun, use sunscreen. Ultraviolet rays are bad for scarring.

Next, use lymphatic massage to your advantage. Dr. Mohan will explain how to massage your incision sites at a certain point in your recovery. This will help drain excess inflammation and improve the appearance of your scars.

Finally, when you are cleared to do so by Dr. Mohan, look into scar therapy treatments. Silicone, for example, has been proven to help reduce the appearance of plastic surgery scars.

How Much Does Chin Liposuction Cost?

Because your chin and neck liposuction cost won’t be covered by insurance, patients naturally want to know what the price tag will be. This, however, is not an easy question to answer as all patients and all surgeries are different and require varying degrees of care.

Overall, the average cost of chin liposuction surgery will usually be somewhere between $3,000 and $6,000 (or possibly more). Factors influencing your double chin liposuction cost include:

  • Your plastic surgeon’s fees
  • What type of anesthesia you choose
  • Your anesthesiologist’s fees
  • The cost of your surgical facility or hospital
  • Out-of-pocket costs, including the cost of medication, chin strap garments, medical tests, and more

To find out how much your particular chin liposuction surgery should cost, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Raja Mohan. Dr. Raj will examine you and review your medical history and goals for surgery. He can then provide you with a rough cost estimate and go over each expense with you.

Worried about chin liposuction scar: Schedule Today

Could removing your double chin with liposuction give you back your confidence? The procedure is quick and highly effective, and the recovery is fast and virtually pain-free. 

To learn more about chin liposuction scar contact the office of Dr. Raja Mohan today. We’d love to schedule a consultation appointment with you to discuss your options.



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