In the age of the “quick fix”, anything can be done. When it comes to improving the way we look, this principle would seem to gain even further strength. Genes or external factors, such as accidents, no longer determine looks, as flaws can be corrected, even perfected, almost overnight.
Not long ago, certain parts of our bodies were doomed to look “au naturel”, whether we liked them or not. Now today, with the evolution of the cosmetic industry, almost any unbecoming feature can be made to look more pleasing to the eye. To this end, various techniques have been implemented these past years and liposuction has become one of the most popular weapons in the cosmetic surgeon’s arsenal.
Defining chin liposuction
Almost self-defining, chin liposuction is a type of surgical procedure whose sole purpose is to deal with the fatty tissue situated in and under the chin. Traditionally used in hard-to-treat areas, like buttocks, thighs and belly, liposuction has been found to be an effective way of reducing the size of fat cells.
Despite being considered a non-traditional area, the chin may become a concern for many people who are dissatisfied with their “double chin”. After all, this hereditary feature affects your appearance, as it makes you look much older or chubbier.
The process for double chin liposuction is quite simple: a surgeon makes a small incision under the chin and inserts a small cannula – which is a small tube made of stainless steel – and sucks out the fat that’s located between the skin and the muscle.
Chin liposuction recovery and outcomes
Many patients-to-be wonder whether the procedure will have any visual effect at all. The answer is evident once the initial swelling has subsided. Since the liposuction procedure creates small tunnels through the fatty tissue that will later on collapse, a thinner shape is the obvious result, which improves your overall face contour by eliminating the double chin effect.
If you are worried about recovery times and long hospitalization periods, relax. Chin liposuctions are regarded as outpatient surgeries, thus requiring no hospitalization time. Additionally, as local anesthetic is usually used, the risks involved in surgical procedures are also greatly diminished. As for recovery, you may go back to work right after the surgery, even when a small incision is sometimes left to help the wounds drain. With proper dressing – gauze and a compression garment – the incision should not pose any major difficulty.
Chin liposuction cost
If you’re concerned about the costs involved in the process, there is some good news: chin liposuctions are considered the most affordable type of cosmetic surgeries – about half of what others cost – as neither hospitalization nor general anesthesia is required. Also, the chin is a smaller area relative to other areas where liposuction is normally applied. The actual cost will depend on your location and the amount of fat but typically falls somewhere in the range of $1,000 – $5,000.
Possible side effects of chin lipo
Is there any reason why you shouldn’t do it? Most common side effects may list swelling, bruising and perhaps some pain or numbness. However, these side effects will not last longer than a few weeks, tops. Since scarring is mostly a hereditary factor, it varies with each individual, though statistically, scarring is not a relevant issue.
To round up, a chin lipo can be regarded as one of the safest cosmetic procedures ever and should not mean any further risks to your health.