Chin Liposuction San Francisco Bay Area
What Is Chin Liposuction?
If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how to get rid of a double chin or how to get rid of neck fat, you’re not alone. It’s hard to feel sexy and confident when there’s something prominent about your appearance that you don’t like.
Liposuction has been used for decades to remove unwanted fat and reshape the body. Now, it’s becoming a popular procedure for the face. Specifically, neck and jawline liposuction is designed to remove excess fat from beneath your chin, slimming and enhancing your facial profile.
The procedure can be performed on healthy adults of all ages, including both men and women. Recovery is relatively quick, and results can be extremely striking and long-lasting.
The Chin Liposuction Procedure
While being prepped for surgery, you’ll have a chance to talk with Dr. Sieber and ask any additional questions you may have before the operation. Dr. Sieber may mark your chin at this time. These markings will help guide him while in the operating room.
Submental liposuction can be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Once the area is numb and the anesthesia has been administered, Dr. Sieber will make several small incisions along the target area. These incisions will only be a few millimeters long and hardly noticeable once they heal.
Dr. Sieber will then insert a thin tube called a cannula, which will use gentle suction to remove unwanted fat from the submental area. The incisions will be closed, and you will be taken to a recovery room for monitoring before you can go home. This procedure is outpatient, so you can go home on the same day.
You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you’re a healthy adult with submental fullness (fullness along the jawline and neck) that is affecting your daily life and causing you to feel self-conscious. Patients generally note the desire for a slimmer, more defined jawline and chin as their core motivation for surgery.
Many patients have tried to correct excess fullness beneath the skin through exercise, dieting, or facial treatments. Often, when these options don’t work, it becomes clear that the issue is simply genetic or caused by the normal effects of aging. In these cases, surgery may be the only viable solution.
To further assess your candidacy for this procedure, it’s important to be open with Dr. Sieber about any preexisting medical conditions you may have as some health problems may prohibit surgery. Those who smoke must quit for several weeks before and after the surgery as smoking can complicate surgery and the healing process.
Ideally, patients will be at or close to their ideal body weight and have good skin elasticity. Mature patients with loose skin may benefit from additional procedures that tighten and smooth the skin.
Chin Lipo Before & Afters
These Chin Lipo before and after pictures represent actual patients from Dr. Sieber. They will help to assist you in understanding your various options and enable you to set realistic goals for your own surgical outcome. Click on a patient for their specific case details.
Recovery From Double Chin Removal
After double chin removal, it is crucial to follow your aftercare instructions. Patients will receive these instructions at their discharge. However, you will also have a chance to discuss recovery at some point leading up to your surgery so you can know what to expect and how to prepare.
During the first few days of your recovery, try to stay up as much as possible. When you are tired, feel free to rest and sleep. But avoid laying or sitting down all day.
Staying mobile and taking frequent short walks (if only around the house or down the driveway) is good for circulation. When you do sleep, use a few pillows or a wedge to keep your upper body slightly elevated.
With that said, avoid all strenuous activity for several weeks after surgery. This means not lifting anything heavy, exercising, playing sports, or running, etc. Do not swim for several weeks either as it is important to keep your wounds clean and dry.
You’ll need to protect your chin and neck area during your initial recovery. Keep it from being jarred or bumped, and avoid turning your neck or straining it (turn your entire body instead).
Ultimately, if you want to know what to expect after chin liposuction, booking a consultation appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs this surgery is the best action to take.
Chin Liposuction Cost San Francisco
The cost of double chin removal with liposuction varies from patient to patient.
Likewise, some patients may decide to undergo additional liposuction or have other procedures performed at the same time as their chin lipo. In this case, the overall cost will naturally be affected.
Ultimately, the price you pay for this procedure will be most influenced by your surgeon’s fee. The surgeon’s fee makes up the majority of the cost of surgery because it encompasses everything from pre- and post-operative appointments to the work of the surgery itself. It also includes all of the baseline costs that any surgeon must pay, including the cost of their staff, supplies, equipment, insurance, IT, and more.
In addition to the surgeon’s fee, the patient’s overall cost of surgery will also include the anesthesiologist’s fee; fees charged by the surgical facility or hospital; and any out-of-pocket expenses such as those required for pre-op medical tests, labs, surgical garments, medications, etc.
Because chin lipo is a cosmetic procedure and not medically necessary, this surgery is not covered by health insurance.
San Francisco Chin Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions
How long does chin liposuction last?
Barring any serious weight fluctuations or other unprecedented circumstances, the effects of chin lipo should be very long-lasting. Once the fat is removed, it should not return as long as you do not gain a significant amount of weight, which would end up affecting your chin area in addition to other areas of the body.
How will I know how to sleep after chin liposuction?
Your surgeon will give you proper sleeping positions after chin and neck liposuction. Most patients are advised to sleep on their back with their head and neck slightly elevated.
How long will I need to wear my compression garment after double chin removal?
Most patients will need to wear a chin strap or compression garment full-time for about one week. After that, you’ll need to wear it at night for several more weeks.
Ultimately, however, if you want to know how long to wear chin strap after liposuction, ask your surgeon. All patients and all surgeries are different, so follow the instructions of the medical professionals you are personally working with.
How much does chin liposuction cost?
Chin and neck liposuction is an individualized procedure, so estimating the cost can be difficult if we haven’t seen you for a consultation yet.
Where can I find chin liposuction near me?
If you reside in the San Francisco area, Dr. David Sieber is well-trained and experienced at performing submental liposuction for patients with excess submental fullness. Call today to schedule a consultation!
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.