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Is extra fat along your jaw line and neck making you feel self-conscious? Submental fat, also referred to as a “double chin,” or “waddle” is a cosmetic problem that affects individuals of all ages and weights. Even men and women of healthy weight can still struggle with stubborn fat that creates the appearance of a thick neck or undefined chin.
Drs. Mark A. Foglietti and Alanna Foglietti Fostyk are board-certified plastic surgeons that have helped hundreds of men and women sculpt their bodies and reclaim their confidence with liposuction. Using the latest and most precise liposuction techniques, they can create a leaner, more defined neck and jaw line that ultimately enhances the entire facial appearance.
Am I a Candidate for Submental Liposuction?
Submental liposuction may be right for you if you are concerned about any of the following:
- Surplus fat under the chin and under the neck due to weight gain, genetics and the natural aging process
- A “double chin” or “weak chin”
- A neck that appears “thick” or “full”
The best candidates for submental liposuction should have good skin tone and laxity, meaning very little loose skin. If significant loose skin is present, neck lift may be a more appropriate treatment. Neck lift removes loose, excess skin and tightens the remaining skin and underlying tissues for a tighter and smoother neck contour. Neck lift can also be combined with liposuction techniques for more noticeable results. Submental liposuction may also be performed in conjunction with other facial or skin procedures as part of a comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment. All of your cosmetic options will be discussed thoroughly during the consultation phase.
Kybella is a non-surgical option to remove fat underneath the chin and is performed during an office visit. It generally requires more than one treatment.
Submental liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed with some anesthesia. To begin, a tumescent solution is injected that will work to break down the fatty tissue in the area. Next, the surgeon will create an incision in the chin crease A thin tube called a cannula is inserted through the incisions to suction the fat cells from the body. Once the desired amount of fat is removed, the surgeon will close the incisions using sutures. A compression garment is placed to protect and support the tissues as they heal.
Once you are fully healed, the neck will appear firmer and the jawline will be leaner. The results of submental liposuction are considered to be permanent. This is because once the fat cells are removed, they cannot come back. However, future weight gain is still possible in the body areas that were not treated by liposuction. To prolong your results with submental liposuction, our team recommends maintaining a stable and healthy weight, exercising and eating a well-balanced diet.
To learn more about submental liposuction and how it can help you transform your neckline and lower facial area, please schedule a consultation with Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery by contacting our Cleveland office today.