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Double Chin Liposuction | Submental Liposuction
with DrBfixin in Long Island, NY
The face is a frequent source of insecurity with one’s appearance. Nearly everyone has some qualms or concerns with their facial appearance. Whether it be a hump on the nose or some extra fat under the chin, Dr. Scott Blyer at Cameo Surgery Center in Islandia, New York provides patients with the utmost care and expertise in facial plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Blyer performs the best double chin liposuction Long Island offers.
What Is A Double Chin & Why Does It Happen?
Everyone has some submental fat which refers to fat under the chin. However, some people develop excess submental fat which can cause a cosmetic condition called a “double chin”. This is a constant and noticeable amount of fat underneath the chin. It can contribute to a less defined jawline, a rounder-looking face, and sometimes even cause a childish appearance.
While weight gain can certainly bring on or worsen a double chin, many slim or athletic people do carry a disproportionate amount of fat underneath the chin. This can happen due to several factors. Some of the common contributing factors to developing extra submental fat include:
- Frequent weight gain/ loss (yo-yoing)
- Poor skin elasticity
- Bone structure
- Poor posture
Sometimes a person’s bone structure can make chin fat more prominent, even when they do not have much excess fat. Therefore, these factors can make a patient frustrated with their appearance and unsure of how to correct the look of their chin.
Double Chin Treatment Options
Dr. Blyer and the team at Cameo Surgery Center offer several ways to address a double chin. With non-surgical and surgical options, there are many possibilities. Dr. B will discuss them all with you and help you determine the right treatment for you.
There are many injectable options for disguising or getting rid of a double chin. Firstly, dermal filler injections to the chin can increase the chin’s projection and the length of the jawline. This causes your skin to accommodate this new volume and it will use the extra skin and tissue in the submental area to accomplish this. Thus, it can reduce the prominence of a double chin.
One of the most well known injection treatments for extra chin fat is Kybella. Kybella uses a fat dissolving acid present within the body to help break down stubborn fat in small areas. This makes it ideal for the chin and neck area where it is most commonly used. Usually, Kybella requires multiple sessions to see the desired results. However, when reached, patients can expect long lasting results.
Similar to chin filler, a chin implant can help disguise a double chin by adding more projection to the skin itself. Elogonating the distance between the chin and neck forces the fat and skin to spread out more. Therefore, the double chin flattens into a more sculpted and defined appearance.
Chin implants are a permanent, surgical solution. Additionally, not everyone who has a double chin will be a good candidate for a chin implant. Candidacy is based primarily on existing bone structure. A recessed chin can make a double chin look more prominent or even cause some submental fullness. In these cases, a chin implant is often ideal.
The traditional double chin surgery is liposuction. While one of the oldest techniques, it is still one of the most effective for addressing submental fullness. The procedure is quick and does not always require general anesthesia. Using a liposuction cannula, Dr. Blyer will insert it through a small incision in the crease between the chin and neck. He may also make use of J-plasma, one of the best skin tightening technologies currently available to improve results and promote better skin tightening.
Liposuction removes fat cells from the submental area with gentle movement and suction. Once removed from the body, fat cells cannot come back to a particular area. Thus, in many cases, this is a permanent way to eliminate a double chin.
Benefits Of Double Chin Liposuction In Long Island, NY
Facial liposuction to treat a double chin comes with many benefits. Some of the possible benefits and advantages include:
- Remove excess fat deposits from under the chin
- Help define the jawline
- Promote an all around slimmer face appearance
- Minimally invasive
- Tiny incisions
- Possible to perform under local anesthesia
- Quick procedure; usually takes under an hour
- Little to no downtime
- Few major side effects
- Can combine with other lipo or skin tightening techniques
- Performed by an expert in liposuction surgery
Wonder If Double Chin Liposuction Works The Best For You?
Theoretically, it is a permanent procedure. However, it is important to note that while you may no longer see weight gain in the face, it will compensate for this in other areas. Also, it is impossible to remove all possible fat cells. Therefore, the left behind cells can expand. However, patients tend to enjoy their results for a significant number of years and have few issues with fat build up under the chin again.
Patients can experience other causes if a double chin. For example, with age the skin may lose elasticity and tightness. This can lead to sagging skin that may take on the appearance of a double chin. Procedures such as facelift or neck lift can help remedy this.
Patients may choose to undergo chin liposuction under local anesthesia. This means that they are not fully sedated, but are numbed using a variety of anesthestics such as lidocaine injections and topical creams. They can also choose to take an oral sedative or light sedation with an IV. Choosing these local anesthesia options can help reduce recovery time and some side effects.
General anesthesia is available and sometimes recommended. If a patient is undergoing other procedures such as facelift or more extensive liposuction, Dr. Blyer may recommend general anesthesia.
Double chin liposuction comes with a relatively minimal recovery period and aftercare regimen. Patients will need some time off work, but often return in under or at one week post-op. Dr. Blyer will provide customized aftercare instructions based on the specifics of the procedure and you medical history. Some of the possible instructions include:
- Wear compression garment
- Avoid salty food
- Do not drink or smoke
- Sleep on your back
- Elevate the head of the bed
- Stay hydrated
- Refrain from strenuous activities
- Slowly work in light exercise per Dr. B’s instructions
Double chin liposuction in Long Island starts at $4,945. Cameo Surgery Center works with Care Credit to help patients finance their plastic surgery dreams. Other options are sometimes available depending on the situation.
The Best Double Chin Liposuction On Long Island
Dr. Scott Blyer is an accomplished plastic surgeon who specializes in liposuction and fat transfer procedures. Known as DrBfixin, he has helped patients achieve Instagram-worthy results for over a decade. He customizes every procedure to the individual patient to make it fit their ideal result and their unique anatomy. Cameo Surgery Center offers the best double chin liposuction Long Island performs.
To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. B, call us at 631-232-2636. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.