At Orange County Cosmetic Surgery, we know that many of us are uncomfortable thinking we have a prominent double chin that will be the focus of our portrait. You are not alone. This increase in fat below the chin line called “submental fullness”, might be genetic and inevitable. However, that does not mean that you need to live with it or settle for anything less than you want with the shape of your chin. Chin liposuction has proven to be an effective procedure for removing the fat below the chin and restoring a taut, well-defined chin line.
Like other liposuction procedures, the fat in the chin is broken apart and then suctioned out. It is important to note that the chin liposuction procedure only removes fat and alone, will not restore sagging skin. Therefore, the best candidates are those with highly elastic skin, or who have not had many years with major submental fullness.
The procedure itself is relatively simple and quick. You will be awake during the procedure, but your chin and the area around will be anesthetized, allowing for a faster recovery than when using general anesthesia. After the procedure, there will be some soreness and discomfort. These are frequently mild, and most patients begin to feel better within a week. It may take a bit of time for the skin to re-contour itself to the lack of fat in your chin. However, your chin will be tighter and much more defined.
At Orange County Cosmetic Surgery, we know that not every patient is the same, both in their expectations and their recovery. Regardless of the type of procedure, Dr. Miller combines state-of-the-art technology and his years of experience, to provide you with the best care possible along with meeting your expectations. Dr. Miller knows that no two procedures are the same, even of the same type. He uses his artful eye to guide his precise surgical operations to meet your specific aesthetic goals. You will receive warm and compassionate care from the entire team, as well as a board-certified doctor who understands the importance of creating results that are both elegant and natural-looking.