Yes, chin liposuction scar will fade and flatten out over time. If you care for your incisions carefully and closely follow all post-surgery instructions provided by Dr. Sieber, by the time your complete results are visible, your scars will be hardly noticeable.
What Do Neck and Chin Liposuction Scars Look Like?
Chin liposuction has become one of the most popular surgeries in the nation, in large part due to TikTok videos of celebrities as well as regular people getting the surgery. But when you only get “after” pictures of patient results, you don’t see the healing process, and you typically don’t see the scars either.
So, where are the scars located after chin and neck liposuction, and what do they usually look like?
Generally speaking, plastic surgeons like to put one incision directly below the center of the chin and two more incisions right behind each ear lobe (one on each side). The incisions required for liposuction on the chin can be very small. They basically only need to accommodate the tool used for lipo (a cannula), and that’s it. This means they only have to be about 3 mm long.
When speaking about the appearance of these scars as they heal, the first thing to note is that your scar from chin liposuction after 1 week is going to look far different from your scar after six months. After one week, scars will be more noticeable because they will be new. It usually takes a week or two for them to heal up and for the stitches or sutures to disappear or be removed.
After six months, you should have small, flat scars that are difficult to see. The color may be darker or lighter, depending on your skin tone. Those with darker skin may notice their scars get darker in color while those with lighter skin may notice their scars get lighter sooner.
Will My Chin Liposuction Scar Go Away?
With time, your incisions from lipo will heal back together and produce a light pink or red scar that is slightly raised. If you gently massage your scars (and the general area) after they’ve initially healed and utilize silicone treatments such as silicone sheets or silicone gels, you should notice an improvement in their appearance.
You should also stay out of the sun (or use sunscreen) and avoid straining yourself during recovery. If you do this, your scars will hardly be noticeable. Within a few months, the color will become less pigmented, and any raised edges will flatten and smooth out to match the rest of your skin.
Chin Liposuction Scar FAQs
Does chin lipo leave scars?
Yes, submental liposuction will leave scars. However, the scars this procedure leaves will hardly be noticeable if you choose an experienced plastic surgeon. Liposuction scars are typically well hidden, and they are also small to begin with.
Your facial profile should be greatly improved after this surgery, and any scars you have should be barely noticeable after a year.
How long does chin lipo take to heal?
Patients are typically feeling good after one week of recovery. It’s not uncommon to have to wear a compression garment for longer than this. However, most bruising should be gone, swelling should be gone, and you shouldn’t be feeling any pain or discomfort after one week. It may be several months before you see the full salts of your chin liposuction procedure.
How do you get rid of scar tissue after chin liposuction?
One goal after getting chin liposuction is to avoid lumpy and bumpy scar tissues on your neck as it heals. The best way to do this is with manual massage.
You can massage your chin area yourself after surgery. Just talk to your surgeon about the best technique, and always wait until the incisions themselves have healed. You should never massage your skin if you have sutures or stitches.
Other options for flattening and smoothing scars after liposuction include silicone topical treatments (gels or silicone sheets) and steroid injections.
Do liposuction scars go away?
Your Liposuction scars will never completely go away. They will, on the other hand, fade and become less noticeable overall.
What is buccal fat removal?
Buccal fat is located in the center of each cheek. Everyone has a “buccal fat pad” on either side of their face.
Buccal fat removal is somewhat similar to chin liposuction as fat is removed from the face. However, the difference is that the fat is cut out with buccal fat removal, and liposuction is not used as it is with double chin removal.
How much does chin and neck liposuction cost?
The neck and chin liposuction cost most patients pay is between $2,500 and $5,000. Prices may vary, however, based on who you choose to be your surgeon and the geographical location of your surgery. Patients who opt to have additional procedures performed will also pay a higher price overall (though the cost of each individual surgery may be less when procedures are combined).
Schedule Your Chin Liposuction Consultation
Before booking your actual chin liposuction surgery, all patients must meet one-on-one with Dr. David Sieber for an initial consultation appointment.
At this appointment, you’ll get a chance to discuss your candidacy for surgery and your medical history with Dr. Sieber. He will examine your neck and chin and answer all of your questions regarding chin lipo cost, recovery, scars, and more. At that point, he can provide you with the best course of action moving forward.
To learn more about chin liposuction and to book your consultation with Dr. Sieber, contact our office today.