Submental Lipoplasty - Edmonton Chin Surgery
Some are born genetically predisposed to store fat in their chin. Others see a double chin develop with age. A double chin is most often caused by loosening of the skin around the neck and chin area. Combine this with the storage of extra fat and you may find yourself sporting two chins instead of one. Submental lipoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that reduces this facial feature.
What Can This Surgery Change?
This surgery can rebalance the lower portions of the face and neck, providing a more youthful appearance and redefining your profile. Sometime, a rhinoplasty, or a nose job, may also be considered to achieve balance with the chin. This procedure is also frequently advocated in conjunction with a traditional or endoscopic facelift.
About The Surgical Procedure
In this procedure a small horizontal skin incision is performed in a natural skin crease just below the chin.
Using a series of elevators and endoscopes the surgeon isolates and removes the fat pad under the chin using suction assisted soft tissue lipoplasty.
Generally, the surgery itself is quick. Patients feel some discomfort the first night in the form of pressure in their chins. Mild pain relievers can be prescribed, but recovery is usually not all that painful. Some swelling and bruising will be evident, but it subsides quickly. Numbness in the chin area is also common for a couple of weeks following surgery.
ARE YOU RIGHT FOR THIS SURGERY?
Healthy individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations are appropriate candidates for this cosmetic procedure. Chin surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires, or to try to fit some sort of ideal image. For more information or to book an appointment, contact us
What to expect after the surgery
- Some swelling and bruising will be evident, but it subsides quickly.
- Numbness in the chin area is also common for a couple of weeks following surgery.
- Sutures are usually removed within five to seven days.
- Patients are expected to wear a pressure or suspension dressing for the first five to seven days and most patients are able to resume normal activities within five to seven days.
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