Chin Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted or stubborn submental fat. Your neck has several layers of skin, superficial fat, platysma muscles, deep fat pads, underlying digastric muscles, and tongue, so while there are plenty of muscles and tissues in such a small portion of your body, it has some of the strongest potential to acquire that excessive fat and the toughest to lose. This procedure is performed much like any other liposuction treatment, but the focus remains on the area under your chin.
This procedure can often help accomplish the following:
- Give your face a more youthful appearance
- Provide your jawline with more definition to balance your facial features
- Reduce and eventually eliminate submental fat (a.k.a. double chin)
- Remove pockets of fat in the face that are resistant to exercise and healthy dieting
- Sculpt the tissues along the jawline
Our Chin Liposuction patients in Houston have enjoyed the following benefits from their treatment:
- Alters your look, making you look slimmer
- Can treat loose and saggy skin
- Improved confidence
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Permanent procedure
At Avante Plastic Surgery, we believe the best candidates for Houston Chin Liposuction are those with the following characteristics:
- Committed to a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and exercise
- Free of medical conditions that could prevent safe anesthesia use and recovery
- Have bulky or puffy fat on your neck or jawline
- Have good skin elasticity
- In overall good health
- Keeps a positive mindset throughout the recovery
- Maintains realistic expectations for the treatment results
If you are interested in Chin Liposuction in Houston, TX, your first step is to schedule your consultation at Avante Plastic Surgery. When you come in to meet with Dr. Ahmadi, he will first listen to your aesthetic goals, answer any questions you may have, evaluate your chin, and you will be asked questions about your medical history and lifestyle. It is very important to be open and honest when talking with Dr. Ahmadi because anything you share with him will be confidential and help him avoid any unnecessary risks or side effects. Once he has all of the information he needs, your treatment plan will be made and if you agree with it, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your procedure.
On the day of your Chin Liposuction, we will provide you with some local anesthesia to make your treatment more tolerable. Dr. Ahmadi will make two to four incisions a few millimeters long in discrete areas along your chin and neckline. Through these incisions, a thin, metal tube called a cannula will be inserted and used to agitate the fat in your chin. Once loose, the fat will be sucked out. Finally, Dr. Ahmadi will close the incisions and wrap your head in gauze to prevent infection and reduce swelling.
After your procedure, we will keep you in our recovery room and monitor you until you come out of sedation. Once Dr. Ahmadi clears you to go, you can have a friend or relative take you home to recover in comfort. While you will still be on pain medication as you leave the surgical center, most patients experience the highest level of pain on their first day of recovery. Dr. Ahmadi will prescribe you some temporary pain medication and we will give you a list of instructions on how to have the most successful and painless recovery possible.
You are advised to not lift anything heavy or do any strenuous activity until Dr. Ahmadi permits it. You will need to avoid exposing your incisions to sunlight and submerging your face and neck in water. As tough as it might be, you will also need to stay hydrated but avoid alcohol, smoking, excessive caffeine, and any foods that require a lot of chewing. After a few days, you will be able to take short walks to encourage circulation, but should still avoid anything too excessive. Most swelling and pain should be gone within a few weeks.
The cost of Chin Liposuction in Houston is determined by numerous factors, including how much change is necessary to meet your goals. The best way to find out how much your procedure will cost is to contact Avante Plastic Surgery and have a consultation with Dr. Ahmadi. Once your procedure plan is created, our Patient Coordinator will be able to provide you with a breakdown of the entire cost of your treatment.
Why Choose Dr. Ahmadi?
At Avante Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care and results. Using the latest technology and techniques, Dr. Ahmadi strives to ensure the best final results for each patient. Our team creates a comfortable and safe environment for all our patients and is dedicated to providing you with the best experience possible. Feel free to reach out and discuss your goals. We can likely help; if not, we can refer you to the correct healthcare provider.
If you would like to achieve a sleeker, more defined jawline but just can’t quite cut the fat, a Chin Liposuction in Houston could be the answer you seek. Call Avante Plastic Surgery at (281) 265-2639 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Ahmadi, or use our website to request an appointment and a member of our team will be in touch with you.
is chin liposuction painful?
The surgery itself is rather quick and painless. You can expect some mild pain and discomfort in the first few days of recovery, but this should dissipate over the week. You can still expect some swelling for the next few months, but this can be treated with an ice pack and over-the-counter pain medication.
how many appointments will i need?
Dr. Ahmadi will likely have you return within a week after surgery to monitor your healing progress and remove any sutures or garments. If he feels like you are healing well, you can expect to return at least once more in the next few months so he can gauge your full recovery. Dr. Ahmadi will always let you know if and when he would like you to return.
how long until i see results?
While you may notice some instant changes after your procedure, most patients can expect to see their results in a few months after their swelling and bruising subsides.
can i combine chin liposuction with other procedures
Yes! Our Houston Chin Liposuction patients will often combine their surgery with other facial contouring procedures, such as a Brow Lift, Buccal Fat Removal, or Rhinoplasty. Regardless of your aesthetic goals, Dr. Ahmadi and his team can’t wait to help you achieve the look you want. If you have a particular look in mind or would like Dr. Ahmadi’s expert recommendations, please discuss this during your consultation.