Submental liposuction is a surgical procedure involving liposuction of the neck and jawline to remove fat deposits. This procedure improves the contour of the neck. Here is everything you need to know about submental liposuction.
How is submental liposuction performed?
The procedure can be done under local anesthesia and it can be performed in your doctor’s office with the help of an assistant. The surgery is normally performed by targeting the patient’s neck and chin via the insertion of a small cannula, which is attached to a suctioning device used for creating an opening in the skin. By creating this opening, fat from beneath the skin surface can be removed through suction. This creates a slimming effect on the facial features. Chantilly Cosmetic Surgery offers submental liposuction procedures that can be done comfortably while awake, or under anesthesia.
What are the risks of submental liposuction?
You may experience some bruises or swelling near the treated area, which will subside over time. Within one week, you should be able to resume normal activities. However, you are advised to refrain from any exercise routine for at least two weeks following the procedure to avoid excessive sweating in the operated area.
Can submental liposuction be performed under general anesthesia?
Yes, submental liposuction can only be performed via general anesthesia to provide comfort for patients that do not wish to undergo an awake procedure.
How long does submental liposuction take?
The amount of time you need for recovery depends on the individual procedures performed and the area being treated. The submental liposuction procedure takes about 45 mins but expect to be in the office for 2-3 hours in total.
Submental liposuction is a safe and effective procedure that does not pose significant health risks. In most cases, patients can resume normal activities within days of the surgery.