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Chin Lipo Before and After FAQs

Chin Lipo Before and After FAQs

If you’re considering chin liposuction in San Francisco, chances are you’ve already been browsing chin lipo before and after photos and looking at all the amazing results this procedure can achieve. But did you know that patients who do their research prior to surgery often end up with the best results?

This is because they do their research to find the best chin liposuction surgeon, plan for their recovery before surgery, and follow all of their surgeon’s before and after chin lipo surgery instructions closely.

So, where can you begin?

Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top chin and neck lipo before and after FAQs. Read through them to get to know this procedure better and prepare yourself for your own transformation!

Double Chin Lipo Before and After FAQs

1. What is chin and neck liposuction?

Chin and neck liposuction, also referred to as submental liposuction, removes unwanted fat from beneath the chin to create a more defined jawline and youthful appearance. Often, these areas cannot be corrected through lifestyle changes alone.

When it comes to liposuction chin lipo often has a major impact on the appearance of a person. There will be an immediate noticeable difference in the contours of the neck and jawline, something which is usually unachievable without surgery.

2. Who is a good candidate for chin liposuction?

The ideal chin liposuction patient is someone who wants to reduce excess fat along their neckline and beneath their chin and jaw. They should be in good physical health with no serious medical concerns. Patients should also have good skin elasticity and be at a healthy weight.

Before And After Chin Lipo3. What kind of anesthesia is used for chin liposuction?

Typically, local anesthesia is used for chin augmentation. Sedation through an IV can also be incorporated to keep patients who are especially nervous more comfortable. In some cases, general anesthesia may be used.

4. Is chin liposuction the same as buccal fat removal?

No, chin liposuction removes excess fat from the chin and neck area for a sleeker jawline and neck. Buccal fat removal removes the fat pads from the cheeks for a more chiseled facial profile and more prominent cheek bones.

5. What are the potential risks and complications of chin liposuction?

There are risks with all types of plastic surgery, including a risk of bleeding, infection, poor wound healing, noticeable chin lipo scars, and an outcome you are unhappy with. Most patients have a great experience and no complications.

Specifically related to chin liposuction, there is also the risk of uneven results, a lumpy or bumpy neck contour, or a “turkey neck” (loose skin that hangs after fat removal). Again, these outcomes are rare.

6. Is chin liposuction the same as chin augmentation?

No, chin liposuction removes excess fat from the chin and neck area for a sleeker jawline and neck. Chin augmentation augments the chin to make it more prominent or correct a shape issue. Often, a chin implant will be used to do this.

7. What can I expect immediately after chin liposuction?

Following chin liposuction, expect some swelling, bruising (sometimes down the neck to the chest area), soreness, and changes in sensation. These symptoms will be worst over the first few days of recovery and should improve after several weeks.

8. How should I care for the incision sites post-surgery?

Your surgeon will instruct you in the best course of treatment when caring for your surgical incisions after surgery. This usually involves keeping the area clean and dry and changing out bandages periodically. Most patients will need to wear a compression headband during their chin lipo recovery.

9. Can you get rid of a double chin without incisions?

Some surgeons may offer some sort of laser chin liposuction. However, these results typically pale in comparison to traditional double chin liposuction removal. Look up “chin laser lipo before and after photos” to see examples. While looking through pictures, filter cases that are the most similar to your situation.

The good news is that chin lipo only requires one small incision, usually located right beneath the point of the chin. Sometimes, another incision behind each ear is used as well, but these are nearly impossible to see once healed.

10. Will there be visible scars after chin liposuction?

Lipo Chin Before And AfterDuring chin and neck liposuction, typically, one incision is made right beneath the chin, and sometimes, another incision is made behind each ear.

These incisions are very small, and they will be well-hidden once healed. Also, scars after any type of surgery, male/female typically fade and flatten out with time.

11. Can chin liposuction be combined with other procedures?

Yes, some patients may choose to undergo a neck lift, facelift, or injectables like Botox, for example. Talk to your surgeon about your desired outcomes, and they will advise the best add-on services for you.

12. How much does chin liposuction typically cost?

Chin lipo cost varies depending on where you get surgery (the city and region). It’s also important to note that different surgeons charge different fees for their care. And things like the extent and difficulty of your surgery will also influence cost.

13. Are the results of chin liposuction permanent?

Yes, though it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a healthy weight to avoid notable changes to your results. Likewise, we unfortunately cannot stop the hands of time, and the natural effects of aging may invariably change the way your neck and chin look after a few years.

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Want to get rid of a double chin once and for all? Chin liposuction can offer dramatic results!

Please contact us today to learn more about this plastic surgery and to book your personal consultation appointment with double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Sieber.



Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

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Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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